At Sorgen Dentistry, our mission is simple: help each one of our patients achieve a healthy, beautiful smile through world-class dental treatment. We strive to go beyond traditional dentists, creating dental repairs that don’t just look good but are completely undetectable. We offer a wide range of general and cosmetic dental treatments to patients throughout the greater OKC area, and if you have a serious cavity or other damage to a tooth, we can repair the tooth with a natural-looking dental crown.
The first line of defense against a cavity is a tooth-colored filling – but sometimes, that’s not an option. If a cavity progresses to the point where it encompasses most of the chewing surface of a tooth, or if there’s additional trauma to the tooth, it may be impossible to repair the tooth with a filling. In these cases, we can use a porcelain crown to completely repair the tooth.
A dental crown is essentially a porcelain “shell” that fits over the entirety of the tooth. The crown is custom-shaped and color-matched to perfectly blend in with your natural teeth, providing a completely undetectable repair to your smile. Crowns offer a reliable, effective treatment for a wide range of dental problems, and they last 20-30 years with proper care, making them as close to permanent as dental treatment can get.
Placing a crown is a routine procedure that’s convenient for patients. The process requires two dental visits. During the first visit, we’ll remove any decayed dental tissue, clean the tooth, and shape the tooth to prepare it for a crown. We’ll then take an impression (a physical mold) of the shaped tooth to use in creating your crown. Finally, we’ll place a temporary crown that will serve as a placeholder until we place your permanent crown.
Using the impression we took, we’ll create your own custom-shaped crown in a dental lab. This process usually takes 1-2 weeks. Once your crown is ready, we’ll bring you back in for a second appointment. During this appointment, we’ll remove your temporary crown, make any final adjustments to the tooth, and finally, place and adjust the permanent crown, fixing it with specialized dental cement. Once the cement dries, you’ll have a beautiful, natural-looking new tooth to call your own!
Dental crowns are a simple, convenient way to repair severe dental decay, and if you think you might benefit from a crown or want to learn more, we’d love to talk with you. Give us a call at 405.946.5198 or request an appointment using our easy online form today. We’ll help you understand your current dental situation, explore the dental treatments available to you, and set you on the road to a gorgeous, healthy smile!