Dental Crowns – Chesterfield, MO
Repairing Damaged Teeth for Healthy Smiles
A lot of bad things can happen to the teeth. They can be chipped, cracked, broken, and develop decay! In any of these situations, the result can be dental pain, a higher risk for tooth loss, and a person who feels extremely self-conscious. At Yenzer Family Dental of Chesterfield, we’re able to handle all of these problems using one of the most tried and true treatments in all of dentistry: dental crowns!
Using high-quality materials, advanced technology, and an artistic hand, we can supply you with a restoration that will make it look like nothing bad ever happened to your teeth. If you’re ready to smile with confidence again, please contact us today to learn more about fixed bridges and dental crowns in Chesterfield, MO.
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that simply fits over the top of a damaged tooth. Each one is custom-made, and it can be used to restore a tooth’s size, strength, and appearance all at the same time. Whether a tooth has been damaged by decay or injury, a dental crown can offer a relatively quick and complete solution. It even fully encapsulates the natural tooth to protect it from further wear and tear in the future.
Crowns can be made of a variety of materials, ranging from all-metal to all-porcelain, and we’ll help you choose the one that best suits your needs. The process to get one typically takes at least two visits, at the end of which you’ll walk out of our dental office with a fresh, new smile!
The Dental Crown Process
Crowns are placed over the course of two visits to our dental office. During the initial appointment, we prepare your teeth by removing any damaged tissues. We will also need to remove a small amount of surface enamel all the way around the tooth to allow the crown to fit within the natural smile line. Once teeth are prepared, we capture impressions that will be used to craft your custom crown. Then, a temporary restoration is placed to protect your prepared teeth. When we receive your final restoration from the lab, we’ll exchange the temporary for this high quality, custom dental restoration.
The Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown
Once your dental crown is in place, you’ll be able to continue brushing, flossing, and eating your favorite foods comfortably with the most efficient chewing power possible. Not only do crowns prevent your tooth from breaking down further (and eventually needing full-blown extraction with enough time), you can ensure your smile looks natural along the way thanks to the crown blending in exactly with your neighboring teeth. Crowns are also quite versatile in that they are capable of addressing a wide variety of dental problems at once (restorative and cosmetic), including cracks, chips, and discoloration. With routine maintenance, they can easily last 10 to 15 years and longer!
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