By Richard G Mark DDS
September 16, 2014
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 Dental Crowns Promise Protection

When dealing with tooth damage, you want a treatment that will offer superior protection.

If you’re one of the countless individuals dealing with serious dental decay or have a fractured tooth, you may need to adorn your damaged toothDental Crowns with a dental crown. Crowns have been the primarily treatment option for years. This tooth-shaped cap is placed over the top of your tooth to hide imperfections and restore function. Crowns take on multiple roles including,

- Holding together a cracked tooth

- Holding a bridge in place

- Replacing severely stained or misshapen teeth

- Replacing decaying or broken teeth

Dental crowns boast many advantages for your smile:

 - It can restore your tooth’s function

- It’s fabricated to look just like a natural tooth so no one will know you’re wearing a dental crown

- It can be used to hide aesthetic flaws (no more cracks and chips!)

- You’ll be able to enjoy all your favorite meals again without having to fight through it

- You can feel comfortable and confident smiling again in front of friends, family and coworkers.

The Dental Crown Procedure

So why might you need a dental crown? Your Independence, MO dentist probably recommended a dental crown if your tooth has some serious damage, enamel erosion or if teeth grinding has compromised your tooth’s original structure. When you come in for your dental crown procedure, here is what you can expect:

While the procedures themselves aren’t too time-consuming, expect to visit our dental office twice before you get your crown. At your first appointment, your dentist will shave down your natural tooth to make room for the dental cap. We will then make impressions of your tooth and send this information to a lab to fabricate your specially made crown. In the meantime, we will fit you with a temporary one until your permanent crown is ready.

Your dental crown will mostly likely be ready within a week or two. At your second visit, we will check to make sure that the crown fits your smile in shape, bite and color. Then, we will specially cement your beautiful new crown to your damaged tooth to restore it. Most patients don’t notice any discomfort or sensitivity during this procedure (this is especially true if you’ve had a root canal prior).

If properly cared for, your dental crown can last years. Remember to treat your crown no differently than a regular tooth (brushing and flossing regularly) and you’ll be enjoying a brand new smile for many years to come.

If you think dental crowns could improve your smile, then give us a call. We would be happy to check out your smile and see if crowns are the answer. Let’s get you that smile you deserve!