Tooth Crowns Restore A Tooth's Function and Appearance
Teeth that have structural damage or flaws may be treated with tooth crowns at our office in Blue Springs. Typically, Matthew A. Turner D.D.S., P.C., provides dental crowns to repair damage and restore the health of the tooth to residents of Kansas City, MO. Crowns, especially when they are made of porcelain, are very lifelike in appearance and may also be used purely for cosmetic treatment.
How Dental Crowns Work
“A dental crown reinforces the structure of the damaged tooth and repairs any cosmetic blemishes.”
A dental crown is a custom-made cap that encases a damaged tooth. A solid crown can also attach to a dental implant to replace a missing tooth. A dental crown can be created from a variety of materials, including porcelain, ceramic, composite resin, and zirconia. Dr. Turner uses all-porcelain crowns because they are extremely strong and look beautiful.
Dental Crown Candidates
Crowns are very versatile and can be effective in a variety of circumstances. They are frequently used to repair a decayed tooth that is too damaged for a filling. A crown can also restore a tooth that has received root canal treatment. Used cosmetically, crowns can whiten deeply stained teeth that do not respond to professional whitening treatments, and can improve the shape of the tooth and conceal chips or cracks. Patients should have healthy gums and have any other oral health conditions treated prior to crown placement.
What You Can Expect
To place your crown, Dr. Turner will first numb the treatment area so that you will be comfortable. Then he will shape the tooth that will receive the crown for a secure fit. Dr. Turner will take impressions of your tooth to send to our lab for the creation of your crown. Depending on the location of the damaged tooth, you may receive a temporary crown.
A ceramist at the dental lab will fabricate your crown to our exact specifications. If your crown will be highly visible (on one of your front-facing teeth), you may meet with our trusted lab technician in person to ensure your crown is matched precisely with the natural shade of your smile. When your crown is completed, you will come back to our office to have it strongly bonded in place. Dr. Turner will polish your crown to smooth the surface and ensure proper bite alignment.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are a proven, time-tested dental procedure that offers both restorative and cosmetic benefits. Your crown should alleviate any discomfort you were experiencing and restore your proper bite. Importantly, a dental crown can repair damage while preserving the healthy part of your tooth. Retaining your own tooth root will help you maintain bone mass in your jaw and promote oral health. Made of high-quality porcelain, your dental crown will look thoroughly natural and indistinguishable from your own tooth. Porcelain is durable and resistant to stains. If you had a whole missing tooth replaced with an implant-supported crown, you will enjoy having your full dental function returned and eliminating the gap in your smile. As long as you take good care of your dental crown it should last for many years.
Dr. Turner is very experienced at restoring teeth with dental crowns, and he puts a high priority on your comfort during treatment. To schedule an appointment, please contact us today.
Best dental experience anyone could ask for. It's very obvious the entire staff works together as a team and truly cares about the patients.Jackie P.