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How Dental Crowns Can Help Your Smile

Do you have teeth that are poorly shaped? Do you have a tooth with decay that you would like to save? If your answer is yes, the solution you’re looking for is dental crowns. Dr. Richard G. Mark is a dentist based in Independence, MO. He creates crowns that look just like natural teeth to keep residents of Independence smiling.

Dental Crowns Keep You Smiling

Even though you have a good oral health routine, sometimes one of your teeth can need help. It could be that you have suffered an injury to your mouth or that you have a congenital defect. Whatever the cause, when a tooth’s enamel is compromised, a dental crown can be used to cover and strengthen the tooth. Not only does this restore the tooth’s natural beauty, but it also protects it from further damage.

Dental Crown Treatment

During your oral exam, your dentist will X-ray your teeth to see if a dental crown will work for you. If so, after numbing your tooth, he will shape it in preparation for the crown. He will also take an impression of the tooth to enable the dental lab to create your crown. Dr. Mark will place a temporary restoration on your tooth to protect it while you wait for your new crown.

At your next visit, Dr. Mark will replace the temporary restoration with the new crown and cement it in place. It will have the correct bite and will blend in with the color of your natural teeth. As long as you treat your crown as well as you treat your natural teeth, it can last for 10-12 years.

Need Urgent Care?

If you live in or around Independence, and you want to find out more about dental crowns or other cosmetic dentistry services, call Dr. Mark at (816) 461-3660.

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