With the help of Dental Crowns and Dental Bridges, you can fill a tooth to a certain point and then after that, so much of the tooth is gone that you're concerned that when you bite on it, it will crumble and that's where a crown comes into place. You have to basically put a whole new outer covering on the tooth. The way I think of is rings around a barrel. You grab a hold of it and hold on to that tooth so when you bite, it can't crumble and that's when the crown comes into place and does every tooth need a crown? No, but there comes a point where some teeth especially in the back do need crowns. That's where we discuss it. We go over the pluses and minuses and what's the risk of doing a crown versus the risk of not doing a crown and you can make the decision from there what you want to do but at least you know all of the information and you can make an informed decision.
We offer different materials there too. You can have a gold crown still. People still place those and they're actually really good materials but now people don't want a gold crown anymore so we can still offer that. We usually place them way in the back if they need to be done but any more we can do crowns that have no metal in them at all. Most of our crows we place now are of that type and they're zirconia based, very strong, very durable and look really good and there's no reason not to go with one of those in most cases so that's the ones we place most of the times that look like teeth. Don't even know you had a tooth in there it looks so good so we're going to help you with those.
At S&G Family Dentistry, we are experts at repairing dental problems using dental crowns and bridges. Visit our Leawood office and let Dr. Lynne Schopper and her staff give you a complete examination to determine if a crown or bridge is the right option to restore your natural, gorgeous smile!
Dental crowns and dental bridges are excellent options to:
- Repair your chipped, broken, or decayed tooth.
- Boost your confidence by restoring your smile.
- Protect a weak tooth from further damage.
- Replace one or more of your missing teeth.
- Eliminate your discomfort when chewing.
Give our Leawood dentist office a call at 913-945-1612 today, and we can answer any questions you have about repairing your smile with a great-looking crown or bridge.
Restore Damaged Teeth and Get Your Smile Back With a Dental Crown
Our dentists will use one of three different materials for your crown:
- Ceramic – Blends naturally with your teeth and is the least expensive option.
- Zirconia – Stronger than ceramic and has a very natural-looking appearance.
- Gold – The strongest but most expensive option (usually used by request).
Dr. Schopper or one of our other experienced dentists will determine if a crown is right for your situation. We’ll make impressions of your teeth and take some images so your restoration can be custom made in the lab.
Once your crown is ready, we’ll prep the tooth and remove all disease and decay. Then we’ll cement the crown over the top of your tooth and ensure it fits perfectly and blends in naturally with your other teeth. You now have a restored tooth and can flash your smile with confidence again!
If your damaged or diseased tooth needs more than a standard filling but doesn’t require a crown, a dental inlay or onlay is a great option. We’ll have one custom-made for you and then cement it securely to the top of your tooth.
We Make Your Dental Crown or Bridge Procedure Easy and Comfortable
Your comfort is our top priority at S&G Family Dentistry. We’ll do our best to treat you like family and make sure you feel relaxed and at ease when you have your dental appliance placed. Our staff is very personable, and they’re here to make your visit as pleasant as possible. If you’d like a comfy pillow or cozy blanket during your procedure, just ask!
Call our Leawood, KS office today at 913-945-1612, and we’ll schedule a no-hassle appointment to discuss dental crown and bridge options with you. We also have early morning appointments available for your convenience.