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A single imperfect tooth, even though it’s slightly decayed or damaged, can significantly hamper your confidence to smile and interact with others. Beyond your self-image, a compromised tooth can be a source of discomfort when eating or talking. 

Dental crowns are the best for restoring your smile when you have extensive tooth decay or damage. Encasing your entire tooth, a dental crown or cap strengthens and protects it from further damage. At Mint Dental in Median, Idaho, Dr. Kevin Pulsipher installs porcelain crowns to repair tooth damage without sacrificing your smile aesthetics.

Why do I need a dental crown? 

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap installed on a tooth to revive its original structure and make it look beautiful again. Dental crowns are the size of a fingernail, but they have several restorative and cosmetic functions in dentistry. We may recommend a dental crown to:

  • Strengthen a weakened tooth
  • Complete dental implant treatment
  • Secure a dental bridge
  • Cover a severely discolored, rotated, or misshapen tooth
  • Stabilize a tooth after root canal treatment
  • Replace a large, worn-out filling

Although we use medical-grade materials to craft your restorations, the skill of our dental team makes all the difference in every outcome. Dr. Pulsipher and his team use the best techniques to restore even the most damaged mouths to full health. Our attention to detail and artistry ensure we rebuild your teeth with materials that mimic nature for a life-looking outcome. 

Restore your damaged teeth with the quick dental crown procedure

You only need two dental appointments to transform your smile with dental crowns. After an initial consultation to establish your candidacy for a dental crown, we commence with tooth preparation. After numbing your gums, we gently reshape your enamel to create space for your crown. Then, we take your bite impressions to be used by a lab technician to manufacture your custom crown. We’ll install a temporary crown to protect your smile until your crown is ready.

After a couple of days, your restoration should be ready. You’ll book an appointment with Dr. Pulsipher for installation. After removing your provisional crown, we clean your tooth and try your new crown to ensure its look and appearance match your smile. After minor adjustments, we use dental adhesives to cement your crown permanently to your tooth. 

When done with crown treatment, you’ll leave our office with one of the finest restorations in dentistry. After “crowning” your tooth, you can now smile confidently and eat comfortably without pain behind your smile. 

Porcelain dental crowns near me

Whether your tooth needs repair from trauma, decay, teeth grinding, or severe discoloration, a dental crown can restore it to the perfect tooth you need for a beautiful, healthy smile. Better yet, porcelain crowns rebuild your teeth without compromising your natural aesthetics. Ready to revive your smile in Meridian, ID, with porcelain crowns? Please call (208) 900-4669 to schedule a consultation with Mint Dental.


What is a dental crown?

Dr. Kevin Pulsipher describes a dental crown as a tooth-shaped “cap” or “cover” placed over a prepared natural tooth to restore its shape, size, and strength. It can also improve the appearance of the covered tooth. Dental crowns, when cemented into place over a natural tooth, fully encase the entire visible part of a natural tooth’s crown that lies at and above the gum line.

Why would I need a dental crown?

You might need a dental crown for a variety of reasons. These can include protecting a weak tooth from breaking, restoring a tooth that’s already broken or severely worn down, covering and supporting a tooth with a large filling, or making a cosmetic modification to improve the appearance of a tooth.
If you are a candidate for a dental crown, Dr. Kevin Pulsipher of Mint Dental will make sure you are aware of your options for restoring one or more teeth in the smile.

What are dental crowns made of?

Dental crowns are fabricated with various materials, including stainless steel, metals such as gold or another alloy, porcelain-fused-to-metal, resin, or ceramic. The choice of material depends on where the crown will be placed, the patient’s personal preference, Dr. Kevin Pulsipher’s recommendation, and the costs.

How long will my dental crowns last?

The longevity of a dental crown depends significantly on several factors, including the material used for fabrication, the patient’s oral hygiene, and the wear and tear the crown is exposed to. However, on average, dental crowns can last 5-15 years with proper care and maintenance and regular visits for cleanings and examinations at Mint Dental.

Does getting a dental crown hurt?

Dr. Kevin Pulsipher usually gives local anesthesia before the procedure, so the process of having a crown put on is generally not painful. However, after the procedure, you might experience some discomfort or sensitivity in the tooth or surrounding gums, which should subside over time.

Dr. Kevin Pulsipher, Mint Dental

Dr. Kevin Pulsipher | Mint Dental

Dr. Kevin Pulsipher, is a highly skilled and dedicated dentist with a profound passion for dentistry. He holds a Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Midwestern University, a testament to his rigorous academic training and comprehensive understanding of dental care. Dr. Pulsipher's dedication to continuing education allows him to stay at the forefront of dental technology, techniques, and tools, ensuring he can deliver superior care to each patient he serves.

Having served as a dentist in the U.S. Army for four years, Dr. Pulsipher gained invaluable experience and is now committed to serving his community in the Treasure Valley region with a genuine desire to make a positive difference in the lives of his patients. He guarantees that patients feel comfortable and well cared for throughout their dental experience.

With his comprehensive expertise, authoritative stance in the dental community, and unwavering commitment to providing trustworthy and compassionate care, Dr. Pulsipher continues to positively impact the lives of his patients and the community he serves.

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