Partial and Full Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are a time-honored way of restoring teeth that are damaged, have become structurally weak, need extensive cosmetic improvement, and more. Also referred to as caps, because they completely “cap” the visible portion of your tooth structure, modern dental crowns are designed to help ensure that your healthy, natural teeth can last for life. However, these days, not every dental crown constitutes a complete tooth cap. In fact, many patients can benefit even more from a partial crown that’s designed to only cover and restore a small portion of the tooth structure. Whether you need a full or partial dental crown, we can customize your restoration to ensure that it not only fully restores your tooth’s health and integrity, but also blends in naturally with the appearance of the tooth and your smile.

When to choose a custom dental crown

The point of any dental crown, full or partial, is to restore a tooth’s health, integrity, and ability to function properly, all of which can be compromised when a tooth becomes damaged or requires extensive restorative treatment. By bonding a partial or full crown to the tooth, we can repair the damaged part of its structure and preserve the healthy part of it. This will protect it from further damage as it resumes its duties of biting and chewing your food. In many cases, a partial or full dental crown can be appropriate for:

  • Fixing a fractured tooth and holding it together
  • Restoring the strength and integrity of a broken tooth
  • Improving the appearance of a severely blemished tooth
  • Preserving a tooth after it’s received root canal treatment
  • Anchoring and supporting a conventional dental bridge
  • Fortifying the worn or chipped part of a tooth
  • Capping a dental implant to replace lost or extracted tooth
  • And much more

Restore your tooth with a custom crown

Modern dental crowns come in all shapes and sizes, and we can customize yours to restore your tooth with optimal, minimally invasive results. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment with us, call the office of Dr. Stuart Dexter in Prairie Village, KS, today at 913-362-8200.