What we know, is that our patients FEEL our passion. They feel that we are their biggest cheerleaders. They feel that we want the best for them. They do NOT feel judged. We want to give every patient the opportunity to say YES to the best dental care.
Find Out if You are a Candidate for a Dental Crown?
A dental crown may be needed in the following situations:
- To protect a weak tooth, for instance, from decay, from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth.
- To restore a broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down.
- To cover and protect a tooth with a large filling when there is not much tooth left.
- To serve as support for a dental bridge.
- To cover misshapen or severely discolored teeth.
- To complete a dental implant.
- To make a cosmetic improvement.
For your child, a dental crown may be used on primary, baby teeth to:
- Save a tooth that has been so damaged by decay that it cannot support a filling.
- Protect a tooth at high risk for tooth decay, especially when the child has difficulty keeping up with daily oral hygiene.
- Decrease the frequency of anesthesia for a child unable to fully cooperate with the requirements of proper dental care. because of age, behavior, or medical history.
The Different Materials Used for a Dental Crown
Different kinds of materials can be used in crowns, including:
- composite resin
- a combination of materials
For example, you could have a porcelain crown that is fused to metal, as opposed to an all-porcelain crown.
When selecting the material for your crown, Karmazin Dental will consider factors such as:
- The location of the tooth.
- How much of the tooth will be visible when you smile?
- The position of your gum tissue.
- The function of the tooth that needs the crown.
- How much of the natural tooth is remaining?
- The color of the surrounding teeth.
You can also talk with our team if you have a personal preference.
It's a Team Thing. Here at Karmazin Dental, we invest heavily in recruitment of “A+” team members. Everyone on Team Karmazin has unparallel talent and an ongoing commitment to continuing education. No matter who you see at your appointment, you can be assured that you will be met with a wealth of experience and knowledge not to mention, unequaled customer service.
Not Insurance Driven. The restrictions and limitations that dental insurance puts on its members and Dentists is continuously changing and it is not always for the betterment of the patient. Our focus at Karmazin Dental is to provide patients with the best course of treatment for them, period. For patients without dental insurance, we offer and in house membership plan, which gives the power BACK to our patients. By removing the restrictions of what insurance says they will or will not cover, patients get to spend their money the way they want.
Our philosophy is
CUSTOMIZED ORAL CARE
Growth: Always in ALL – Ways
Gratitude: Our patients provide EVERYTHING
Relentless: Clinical Excellence & continuing OUR education
Never Settle: Provide excellence but have the humility to know we will never get there. There is always something more to do, learn and improve upon.
20/20: Complete transparency with our patients and our team.
Integrity to the Core: Do what we say and say what we think.
The Dental Crown Procedure
Preparing a tooth for a dental crown usually requires two visits, the first step involves examining and preparing the tooth, the second visit involves placement of the permanent crown.
At the first visit in preparation for a crown, we will take X-rays to check the roots of the tooth receiving the crown and surrounding bone. If the tooth has extensive decay or if there is a risk of infection to the tooth's pulp, a root canal treatment may need to be performed first.
Before we begin making the crown, Karmazin Dental will administer a local anesthetic to numb the tooth and the gum tissue around the tooth. Now the tooth is reshaped to make room for the crown. The amount removed depends on the type of crown used. If a large area of the tooth is missing from decay or damage, we will use filling material to build up the tooth to support the crown.
After reshaping the tooth, we will make an impression of the tooth. Sometimes this impression is made with a digital scanner. Impressions of the teeth above and below the tooth will also be made to make sure that the crown will not affect your bite. If the crown will be made of porcelain, we will also select the shade that matches the color of your neighboring teeth.
The impressions or scans are then sent to a dental lab where the crown will be created. The crown is usually returned to us in a few short weeks. During the first visit we will make a temporary crown to cover and protect the prepared tooth while the crown is being made. Temporary crowns are made of acrylic and are held in place using a temporary cement.
At the second visit, Karmazin Dental will remove the temporary crown and check the fit and color of the permanent crown. If everything is acceptable, a local anesthetic will be used again to numb the tooth and the new crown is permanently cemented in place.
Life Expectancy of a Dental Crown
The life span of a dental crown can be based on a variety of different variables. If you are taking good care of your teeth by practicing an oral hygiene routine twice daily and staying away from foods that tend to crack the surface of teeth, your crown could last several decades. The average amount of time is between 5-15 years, but some dental crowns have been known to last up to 30 years with proper maintenance.
We Love Creating Beautiful Smiles
The entire team at Karmazin Dental share the exceptional passion radiating from Drs. Molly and Corey Karmazin. Each member of the team works diligently to provide modern dental technology, loving care, and time conscious service. You will find five unique qualities that each team member shares. We believe in and practice team ethics and we collectively make every day and every appointment fun. The unbridled desire for continuing education brings to you a higher level of expertise and skills. You will leave with a smile after experiencing our patience and positive attitudes. We share the simple goal of making your smile the invaluable asset it should be. Please call, text, or email to make your appointment for an evaluation of the benefits of a dental crown restoration for you.
Our number is 605-323-1320 and we have plenty of convenient parking at our office, 5701 S. Remington Pl, Sioux Falls, SD 57108. At Karmazin Dental we want to achieve perfection with every procedure, but we will accept excellence.