Dental Crowns – Leawood, KS
Replenish the Health of Weakened or Broken Teeth
What can you do when a tooth has been injured or is severely weakened? The damage won’t fix itself no matter how long you wait; in fact, the problem is likely to only grow worse the longer it’s ignored. Instead, you should ask Dr. Ayer about getting a dental crown. The crowns at our office are expertly made with the patient’s unique smile in mind, making them highly reliable when it comes to restoring teeth. If you believe you need a dental crown, call us today.
Why Choose Dr. Dennis Ayer for Dental Crowns?
- Variety of Materials to Choose From
- Dentist with Advanced Clinical Training
- In-Network with Various Dental Insurance Plans
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a type of restoration that is often used in situations where a filling would be insufficient to correct the damage that has been done. We can make dental crowns out of gold, metal alloys, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and porcelain. Each type of crown comes with a number of advantages to consider; for example, porcelain crowns offer a more natural-looking appearance so that you don’t have to worry about people noticing your restoration when you smile.
Dental crowns can be useful in many different situations, such as strengthening a weaker tooth or restoring a tooth after it has received a root canal. Regardless of the reason you received your crown, you can expect it to go a long way toward revitalizing your smile.
The Dental Crown Process
What steps are involved in getting a dental crown? Here’s what you can expect to happen:
- At your first appointment, we will examine the tooth in question, taking X-rays if we need to.
- To make room for the crown, a bit of enamel will be taken off specific parts of the tooth.
- An impression of your tooth will be created. Said impression will be used to determine the correct shape and size for your crown.
- A temporary crown is attached to your tooth in order to keep it safe over the next few weeks.
- When your final crown is ready, you’ll return to our office for a second appointment. The restoration will be attached to your tooth and adjusted as needed.
The Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown
If you’re wondering why you should get a dental crown, consider the following advantages:
- The crown will allow you to continue using the tooth in question for biting and chewing.
- A tooth that is protected by a dental crown is less likely to suffer further damage that might require additional dental work.
- Dental crowns are relatively easy to take care of; doing so is generally a matter of practicing good oral hygiene, avoiding bad habits like biting fingernails, and visiting our office for routine appointments.
- A dental crown that has been properly maintained has the potential to last for 10 or even 15 years.