Dental crowns are restorations that are cemented over a tooth that has been repaired, and we place a lot of them at OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City. While the cement is strong and reliable, they have been known to come off. It may have loosened or come off while brushing, or eating something sticky. Here is […]
Many Oklahoma City professionals, students, and retirees are enjoying the lasting benefits of cosmetic dentistry from OKC Smiles. A beautiful smile not only looks great, it makes you feel great! When you first look in the mirror in the morning while brushing those gleaming, newly-improved teeth, you remember, “Oh yeah, I fixed my teeth and […]
People in Oklahoma City who wait to have a toothache checked may end up saying, “I wish I had come in sooner.” With all the various causes of mouth problems, a toothache sends a simple, clear message: “See your dentist!” If you wait, a toothache may end up costing you more to have it treated. […]
I am Sterling Stalder of OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City. OKC Smiles offers multiple cosmetic dental procedures for creating beautiful smiles. Two of the most popular procedures are dental crowns and porcelain veneers. Many patients don’t understand the difference between the two. Generally, a crown strengthens a compromised tooth while a veneer is used mainly […]
Dental crowns have been used in dentistry for over 2000 years. There is evidence that the Etruscans experimented with crowns on teeth using ivory and bone as early as 700 B.C. By 200 A.D., they began using gold crowns to construct artificial teeth. Ancient Egyptians fashioned tooth replacements out of seashells and then hammered them […]
Moore endodontists, oral surgeons, and general dentists use dental crowns (sometimes called caps) in many restorative treatments. A crown adds strength to a tooth that has a large filling or has been injured, a crown can correct bite misalignments, and a crown is usually necessary after a root canal. In a dental implant procedure, attaching the crown to the abutment is the final step.