Same-Day Dental Crowns in Fort Worth, TX
Restore and Protect Your Teeth
Patients with decayed or damaged teeth may experience difficulty speaking or enjoying a meal. They may even struggle to take pride in their smile. If this sounds like you, it may be time to look into dental crowns.
At Lake Country Dental, Dr. Ray Snider is dedicated to supporting the oral health of his patients, and one of the best ways to do that is to restore and protect damaged teeth. With our state-of-the-art CEREC® technology, we can provide you with a dental crown in just one visit.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are porcelain restorations that can help you regain your smile’s appearance and functionality. These durable caps are placed over teeth that have been damaged or decayed as a result of accident or disease.
Dr. Snider can provide you with a restoration that matches the shape, size, and color of your natural teeth in just one visit to our Fort Worth dental office. This will ensure a seamless blend with your natural smile.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
Same-day dental crowns come with a host of advantages that make them such a popular restorative treatment for tooth damage. Some benefits include:
- Short and minimally invasive procedure
- Protects against cavities and bacteria
- Durable and long-lasting
- Natural appearance
When Are Dental Crowns Necessary?
Dr. Snider may recommend dental crowns to patients whose teeth are:
- Stained or discolored
- Severely decayed or damaged
- Chipped, cracked, or broken
- Worn-down or weakened
- Treated with a root canal
To learn if you’re eligible for dental crowns, contact our Fort Worth office at (817) 236-8771 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Snider. He’ll perform a thorough examination of your oral health to determine if crowns are the best treatment method for you. If necessary, he’ll also discuss your other treatment options.
The Dental Crown Process
The process of placing your customized crowns can be completed in just one visit to our Fort Worth office thanks to our advanced CEREC technology.
Preparing Your Crowns
You’ll first have a consultation with Dr. Snider, where he’ll determine if dental crowns will be the most effective treatment for you. He’ll do this by performing a thorough evaluation of your teeth and oral health.
If you’re approved for crowns, Dr. Snider will prepare your tooth by removing any plaque or decay before shaving your natural tooth down so that your restoration will fit snugly and naturally over your tooth. Once this is complete, he’ll use our CEREC technology to digitally scan your mouth. Not only will this allow him to get a comprehensive view of your teeth and jaws, but it also eliminates the need for messy impressions.
Placing Your Crowns
With CEREC, you won’t have to wait for a dental laboratory to create and send us your restorations. We can make your customized restorations in our Fort Worth office so you can enjoy your new crown the same day.
On average, it’ll take the CEREC machine between four and 20 minutes to create one dental crown. You may want to bring something to pass the time while you wait, especially if you’re receiving more than one crown.
Once your restoration is complete, Dr. Snider will affix it to your tooth using a dental composite. He’ll make any necessary adjustments to ensure it fits comfortably and looks natural. Finally, he’ll finish it off with a polish. You’re then ready to showcase your new, beautiful smile!
Frequently Asked Questions
Does getting dental crowns hurt?
Receiving dental crowns is a virtually painless experience. Before the procedure, Dr. Snider will administer a local anesthetic so you won’t feel a thing.
When the numbness fades, you may experience slight discomfort. This pain can be managed with a cold compress and over-the-counter pain relievers.
How long do dental crowns last?
With proper care, dental crowns can last up to 15 years before needing to be replaced. To ensure your crowns are in good condition, it’s essential to practice good oral hygiene. You should brush and floss your teeth twice a day along with rinsing in between meals. It’s also important to keep up with your biannual visits to our Fort Worth office for regular cleanings and exams.
How much do dental crowns cost?
The cost of your dental crowns will depend on several factors, such as the number of crowns you received. Dr. Snider will provide you with a cost estimate at your initial consultation. We suggest contacting your dental insurance provider beforehand to learn what your plan will cover.
You can visit our financing page to learn more about our affordable payment plans. We also recommend looking into Carecredit, a third-party financing company focused on helping patients pay for the costs of their treatments. They offer zero interest and low payment plans. Applying online is quick and easy, and you may be eligible for financial aid regardless of your insurance status.
Schedule an Appointment With Dr. Snider
Dental crowns are a great restorative treatment option for patients looking to restore their smile’s look and function. Our advanced equipment enables us to give you the best dental treatment possible, often without the unnecessary pain that may be associated with dental visits.
To schedule your appointment with Dr. Snider, you can contact our Fort Worth office at (817) 236-8771. You can also fill out a contact form and a team member will get back to you shortly. We look forward to helping you on your journey to a healthy smile!