High-Quality Crowns & Bridges in Oklahoma City
Teeth are durable, resilient, and made to withstand decades of constant use. Unfortunately, teeth are still vulnerable to decay, wear, and trauma. At the dental practice of Mark T. Hanstein, DDS, we understand that damaged or missing teeth can directly affect your oral health and overall well-being. We have helped countless patients restore their confidence and improve their quality of life through high-quality crowns and bridges, and we want to do the same for you.
Since 1985, our dental practice has provided traditional and implant-supported crowns and bridges to Oklahoma City, Forest Park, Midwest City, and Valley Brook residents. We are passionate about building long-term relationships with our patients based on satisfying results and warm, friendly care. Our courteous staff is excited to meet you and help you take the first step toward getting the beautiful and functional smile you deserve. Call our office today to schedule your next appointment!
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What Are Dental Crowns?
A traditional dental crown is a prosthetic cap placed over an existing tooth to improve its appearance and restore its functionality. A crown can replace a single tooth down to the gum line, protecting it from potential dental complications like tooth decay. The procedure keeps your tooth's root intact, preserving tooth stability and jawbone connection.
Patients rely on crowns for their ability to appear and feel natural. Additionally, the placement procedure is minimally invasive. Our dentist has extensive experience providing customized crowns to Oklahoma City area residents and can answer any questions you may have about them.
Reasons Why You May Need Crowns
There are numerous reasons why you may need a crown. Whether you are looking to improve your smile's aesthetic appearance or restore a damaged tooth's functionality, dental crowns may be the perfect solution for you. Some common reasons for receiving a crown include:
- Restoring a decayed or damaged tooth
- Helping to secure a dental bridge in place
- Improving the appearance of a discolored tooth
- Completing dental implant treatment
- Protecting a worn tooth from further damage
- Treating a dental emergency
What Are Dental Bridges?
Traditional dental bridges are custom-made appliances used to replace one or more missing or severely damaged teeth in a row. Bridges can be an excellent option for patients that would have required more than one crown near one another.
This form of dental restoration uses your natural teeth to help create a secure and comfortable fit. Bridges are comprised of crowns and prosthetics to fill in space that would otherwise lead to dental complications like teeth shifting. Dental bridges are relied on for their discreet appearance and ability to blend in with natural teeth. With regular dental checkups and proper at-home care, dental bridges can last many years without complications.
How Bridges Can Benefit Your Smile
Traditional dental bridges can be the difference-maker in improving your quality of life in more ways than one. During your consultation with Dr. Hanstein, he will discuss the benefits of bridges and whether they are suitable for your oral health, personality, and lifestyle. Some of the benefits of dental bridges include:
- Restoring your confidence by enhancing the beauty of your smile
- Preventing your teeth from shifting away from their natural positions
- Improving your ability to chew and speak properly
- Maintaining the face's youthful shape by preventing jawbone deterioration
Our Efficient Process
Before you receive your bridge or crown, our Oklahoma City dentist will sit down with you to figure out your needs. He will take an in-depth look at your medical history and lifestyle to understand if a dental bridge or crown is the right solution for you. Dr. Hanstein enjoys answering questions, so please feel free to ask any that you may have.
Afterward, we will begin intraoral imaging of your mouth for precise diagnosis. Once we ascertain their status, we will prepare your tooth or teeth by cleaning away decay or damaged enamel. In addition, we can perform extractions as needed.
Once your teeth have been prepared, we will take impressions of them to send to a local lab. They will create your custom crown or bridge in as little as 10-12 business days. In the meantime, our practice will provide you with a temporary appliance while you wait. Upon receiving your custom crown or bridge, Dr. Hanstein will schedule a visit to place your new restoration and will ensure it fits properly and make any needed adjustments.
On top of providing patients with traditional crowns and bridges, we also offer implant-supported dental restorations. We work with experienced dental implant specialists to give you the service you need. Implant-supported crowns and bridges involve surgical placement of a post in place of a decayed or damaged tooth. We can extract any necessary teeth to prepare room for one or multiple dental implants. Once the area has healed after implant placement, our dentist will place your crown or bridge and make sure the fit is perfect.
Implant-supported crowns and bridges replace teeth from root to crown and are renowned for their natural appearance and feel. Additionally, dental implant-supported crowns and bridges can help prevent jawbone degradation as the pressure stimulates bone and tissue around the implant post. Our dentist can help you decide whether an implant crown or bridge is right for you.
Your Place for Bridges & Crowns in Oklahoma City
At the dental practice of Mark T. Hanstein, DDS, we are proud to offer exceptional bridges and crowns to Oklahoma City, Forest Park, Midwest City, and Valley Brook residents. We take a comprehensive approach to dentistry that focuses on your oral health and overall well-being. For more information on our restorative offerings, contact our office today for your next appointment!
CALL US: (405) 235-7288 REQUEST APPOINTMENT