Restore & Protect Your Teeth
Dental Crowns in Festus
Dental crowns are ideal for restoring your smile if you have one or more teeth that have been damaged due to an oral injury or decay. By covering up and protecting your entire tooth, dental crowns restore the natural beauty and function of your smile.
- Durable, Strong Crowns- We use high-quality, lab-made porcelain crowns that are stain-resistant and typically last 15 years or longer with proper care.
- Get Your Smile Back- Our dental crowns are designed to look and feel just like a natural tooth, and allow you to restore both your bite and your smile.
- Relax & Stay Comfortable- We use conservative dentistry to minimize the removal of your natural enamel, and offer sedation to keep you comfortable throughout the crown preparation process.
Restorative and Cosmetic
Dental crowns are commonly used to restore your teeth if you have a broken, chipped or cracked tooth. They can also be used to repair deep, extensive cavities that cannot be treated with a filling. Restorative crowns may also sometimes be required to protect your tooth after root canal therapy.
Because crowns are built to cover up your entire tooth structure all the way down to the gum line, your crown will protect your remaining enamel from further damage and decay, and restore the natural appearance of your smile.
Dental crowns may also occasionally be used for cosmetic purposes. For example, a very small, misshapen or stained tooth may not be treatable with a veneer or dental bonding. If this is the case, a dental crown can be used to cover up the tooth and improve its appearance.
What to Expect
The Crown Treatment Process
Having a crown placed usually requires two short appointments at Williamson Dental. At your first appointment, your tooth will be trimmed to prepare for your crown. One of our dentists will clean and numb the treatment area, then remove any decayed or damaged enamel to prepare it for crown placement. Next, images and impressions will be taken of your teeth and sent to our partner dental lab, where your permanent crown will be made.
You will get a temporary crown to wear for the next 2-3 weeks while your crown is being built. Once your permanent crown is completed and arrives at our office, you’ll come in for your final appointment. One of our dentists will check the crown to make sure that it fits properly, then bond it into place permanently using dental cement.
If you have a serious cavity or a cracked or broken tooth, a dental crown is likely the best option for restoring your tooth, your smile, and your bite. To find out if a crown is right for you, schedule a consultation at Williamson Dental today.