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Dental Crowns

Broken and decayed teeth can make it difficult to eat or talk.

Dental crowns cover damaged teeth, restoring form and function, allowing you to chew and speak more easily.

Dr. Danny O'Keefe can provide same-day crowns from his Flowood, MS, office, providing fast relief to tooth pain at your convenience.

What Are Crowns?

Dental crowns, sometimes referred to as "caps," are a type of restoration that fully encapsulates a tooth. Crowns are typically constructed from ceramic material, metal, or porcelain. They are larger than fillings, where materials like metal or ceramic are used to fill areas cleaned of tooth decay or broken teeth. Fillings are applied to the affected area (no larger than the biting surfaces) of the tooth rather than entirely covering it.

1. The tooth will be reshaped to make room for the crown. 2. Your custom crown is placed over the tooth and secured with dental cement.

Dental Crowns: A Trusted Solution

Repair Your Teeth

Dental crowns are applied to a damaged tooth after your dentist treats it for decay and other trauma. If placed early, crowns can prevent the need for more costly dental procedures, like dentures. Dental crowns are a well-established procedure in the dental field and have helped millions of patients manage tooth decay and other types of damage.

A Tough and Sturdy Solution

Permanent crowns may be made of porcelain, making them tough enough to withstand normal biting forces. Depending on the material used and the patient's care, a dental crown can last more than a decade. In addition to porcelain, crowns can be made of ceramic materials or metals like gold.

Blend with Your Smile

Our dentists use high-quality materials and the latest dental procedures to create long-lasting crowns that match the color of the surrounding teeth. The material used for crowns mimics how light reflects off of a natural tooth, blending the crown seamlessly with your smile. Crowns are so natural-looking they even have cosmetic applications.

Our Crowns Come From Durable Material 

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Ceramics and porcelain are popular material choices for crowns. The crowns from Dr. O'Keefe's Flowood, MS, office are incredibly strong and can be made to resemble your natural teeth. See results from a real patient below.

What Types of Conditions Can Crowns Treat?

If you have teeth that are weakened, stained, or damaged, dental crowns can help you reclaim your smile. However, if a patient has teeth that are too compromised to support a dental crown, our dentist may recommend an additional dental procedure like an extraction or a root canal.

Stages of tooth decay: 1. Decay in enamel. This stage is not painful. 2. Advanced decay. This stage is not painful. 3. Decay in dentin. This stage is painful. 4. Decay in pulp. This stage is very painful.

Extreme Tooth Decay

Teeth weakened by tooth decay and trauma can cause serious pain and, over time, may lead to more serious oral health issues. A crown can help support weakened teeth and prevent further damage to your teeth or jawbone.

A healthy tooth with no decay of the enamel alongside an infected tooth that has enamel decay.

Root Canal

Decay that has reached the inner portion of your tooth may need a root canal treatment. This inner portion is also known as the pulp and can become painful if infected. A root canal can remove the pulp, allowing the dentist to cover the patient's tooth with a dental crown, protecting the remaining tissue.

A missing tooth with the adjacent teeth tilted abnormally above another example where the missing tooth was replaced with a dental implant, and the adjacent teeth are normal.

Missing Teeth

Implant-supported dental crowns can replace single missing teeth, filling in the gaps in your smile. Unlike traditional bridges, your adjacent teeth do not have to be modified when an implant is placed. Implants improve oral health by preventing jawbone recession, especially after tooth loss. Dentures may also be an alternative option for missing teeth.

Worried About Pain? We Offer Sedation and More

Dr. O'Keefe has sedation options and advanced technology to help anxious patients who may be nervous about receiving crowns, root canals, and other dental work. Our Flowood, MS, office offers multiple sedation options to help with anxiety. Our dentists will work with you to determine which sedation style is best suited for your treatment. For local anesthesia, Dr. O'Keefe uses The Wand®. This computer-assisted anesthesia system delivers a slow, steady injection one tooth at a time. Some patients don't realize they're receiving injections when they interact with The Wand. Your comfort is important to us, and we use the utmost caution when it comes to sedation.

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A Dentist You Can Trust

As a dental practice with nearly 100 years of combined experience, our office will ensure you're safe throughout your treatment. To learn more about different sedation options and to discuss any other concerns you may have regarding your treatment, call our Flowood, MS, office at:

(601) 936-2526 

Dental Crown Treatment

Depending on the type of dental material used, a crown can last up to 15 years. *According to Healthline.com
Depending on the type of dental material used, a crown can last up to 15 years. *According to Healthline.com

Preparation

If our dentists determine that you are a good candidate for this treatment, then the first step is to remove any decay and prepare the damaged tooth. The remaining tooth structure is then reshaped to become a base for the crown. Your crown caps the altered tooth.

Creating Crowns

If your treatment plan includes CEREC crowns, you can expect to have your crowns created in about an hour and installed the same day. If so, your crown treatment is complete. If your treatment includes lab-made crowns, it may take one or two weeks to construct them. Our dentists will provide you with temporary crowns until your permanent crowns are available.

Temporary Crowns

If you are waiting for a lab-made crown to be created, you will need a temporary crown to cover and protect the prepared tooth. Avoiding sticky foods and chewing on the side opposite of your temporary crown will protect the prepared tooth until the permanent crown is ready.

Crown Placement

Once your lab-made crown is complete, you will return to our Flowood, MS, office, and our dentist will remove your temporary crowns. The permanent crown is then secured to the tooth with dental cement. All that is left for you to do is smile. If you experience any tooth sensitivity, it should dissipate in a few days. Consult your dentist if tooth pain lasts longer than expected.

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Tricia Holder

2021

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My dental hygenist was very thorough in cleaning and polishing my teeth. I apologize that I do not remember her name, but she is fairly new to the clinic. She took x-rays and gave positive feedback about my care of my teeth. For my oral evaluation I normally see Dr. Belote, but she was really busy with another patient at the time. I saw Dr. O'Keefe, and he gave a very thorough examination as well. The office staff was friendly, and the bookkeeper explained my new dental insurance policies with me in a patient, calm manner. I was very pleased with my visit.

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Amaryillis Wallace

2021

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They are the Best. My special needs son has been a patient for years. The entire staff makes us feel so welcomed and cared for. Their patience with Sean is amazing he leaves happy and not stressed, with beautiful clean teeth. We have moved out of state but we will continue to return for his dental care. I highly recommend!

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Family Dental Care

At Family Dental Care in Flowood, MS, Dr. Danny O'Keefe and his experienced team provide patients from throughout the greater Jackson area with superior general, cosmetic, and restorative dental care. Our office is equipped with modern dental technology and we offer complete sedation services to enhance patient comfort. Dr. O'Keefe is affiliated with:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Mississippi Dental Association
  • The Academy of General Dentistry
  • The American Dental Society of Anesthesiology

To schedule an appointment, please fill out our online form or call (601) 936-2526.

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"This office has the most professional dentists and dental staff. They treat you like family every time you're there. I've been a patient for over 15 years and I don't plan on leaving anytime soon." Rita O., Current Patient

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