Creating Durable And Custom Dental Crowns

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prairie village dental crowns

prairie village dental crowns

When you have a damaged tooth, or one that impacts the function and balance of your smile, then you may need a good dental restoration. To help restore the function, health, and beauty of your smile, our team could provide a dental crown. In today’s blog, your Prairie Village, KS, prosthodontist can place dental crowns.

When Teeth Need One

A dental crown is a full restoration that covers the entirety of your visible tooth structure. As a result, you have a restoration that preserves the balance of your bite while also addressing serious oral health concerns. For example, we could place them to treat advanced tooth decay or infection, or to repair cracked, chipped, or worn-down teeth. Placement could also improve bite function and chewing capability, and prevent jaw joint disorders. If you have missing teeth, then our team could create them to help secure a dental bridge in place or to restore a single tooth dental implant.

Creating a Custom-Made Dental Crown

Each one is custom-made because we want to ensure a comfortable fit, and to ensure you have a balanced bite that doesn’t develop complications like TMJ disorder or bruxism (teeth grinding). To begin, we will numb the tooth and gently remove structure from it to make room for the completed crown. We then take detailed digital images of the tooth, which we combine to create a 3D model. In a dental lab setting, the model is used to design and fabricate the finished product. When possible, we use materials like porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and zirconia, because they can absorb daily bite forces but also be color-matched to blend with your smile seamlessly, offering an attractive appearance as well as strength and durability.

Placement and Maintenance

When your restoration is ready, our team will check the fit and make any necessary adjustments before attaching it with a powerful bonding agent. With proper care and attention, this could last for years to come. Just be sure you brush and floss daily, see us for exams and cleanings, and also cut back on sugary foods and drinks. These actions help protect the natural tooth structure we attach the restoration to, and also safeguard the rest of your smile as well. If you have any questions about our custom restorations, then contact our team today to learn more. We can see you now so you can obtain treatment before the hectic holiday season arrives, and before your 2022 dental insurance benefits or health savings account funds expire.


We would like to help you smile with confidence with a custom repair, then please contact Dr. Stuart Dexter, Prosthodontist in Prairie Village, KS by calling 913-362-8200 to schedule an appointment for a dental restoration.