Dental crowns serve to make the teeth of our Kansas City, MO, patients both healthier and more attractive (whereas porcelain veneers focus strictly on cosmetic improvement). They are ideal in treating teeth that are cracked, chipped, or otherwise damaged. At the practice of John P. Goodman, D.D.S., we offer the full range of restorative dentistry treatments, so you can feel at ease when placing your smile in the hands of our dentist.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns can be made from different types of material, although the natural look and function of porcelain is generally preferred by our restorative dentist. Dr. Goodman will work with you to determine which type is most appropriate for your needs.
Dental crowns provide the following benefits:
- Strengthen weakened teeth and prevent further decay
- Improve the appearance of damaged teeth
- Can reshape teeth or mask discoloration
- Restore decayed, cracked, or damaged teeth
- Can be used to support dental bridges or other restorations
- Replace old silver crowns
Placing Dental Crowns
The process of placing dental crowns at our Kansas City practice typically occurs in two stages.
Stage 1: Dr. Goodman will first ensure that your tooth is thoroughly cleaned. Next, he will need to remove a portion of your existing tooth structure to make room for the crown(s) to come. Once the preparation phase is complete, the dentist will make an impression of the tooth; the lab will utilize this mold to craft your very own dental crown. (You will be fitted with a temporary yet natural-looking restoration to protect your treated tooth in the interim.)
Stage 2: As soon as your customized restorations are ready, you will be asked to return to our office. Dr. Goodman will carefully insert your permanent dental crowns in place of the temporary ones, taking extra precautions to ensure that they fit beautifully with your teeth and overall bite. This aspect of the procedure will vary slightly, depending on the reason for the restoration. Finally, your new dental crowns will be in place, so you can enjoy the brilliance and function of a restored smile!
Learn More about Dental Crowns
View our Smile Gallery to see several cases featuring Porcelain Crowns.
Anyone with one or more significantly damaged teeth should consider the benefits of dental crowns. Serving Missouri and Kansas at our Kansas City practice, our trusted dentist would be happy to discuss the procedure with you. Please schedule an appointment today!