Dental Crowns in Ballwin
Tooth fillings can help restore teeth to their non-damaged state if minor decay is involved. However, if your tooth decay is extensive, your dentist will likely recommend a dental crown, which can not only restore the functionality of your decayed tooth but offer the appearance of a natural, healthy tooth.
In just one day, you can get the healthy, flawless smile you’ve always wanted – just contact Baxter Dental Group today for more information or to schedule an appointment!
What is a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns are typically made out of metal, plastic, ceramic, or porcelain, and are designed to restore a damaged tooth’s shape, size, and strength by encasing the tooth. During your appointment, your dentist can explain the advantages and disadvantages of each type of crown, and whether it’s the best option for you.
Signs You Need a Dental Crown
Dental crowns can help strengthen damaged teeth and lend a natural look and feel. If you’ve experienced any of the following, you may benefit from having a dental crown placed:
- Root canal – during a root canal, the infected tooth is hollowed-out, leaving the weakened teeth susceptible to further damage. A crown protects the weakened tooth and restores the tooth’s functionality.
- Advanced cavity – if you have extensive decay, oftentimes, a crown can provide more protection in this situation than a filling.
- Excessive wear – if you have weak or loose teeth, a crown can strengthen and protect your teeth while restoring functionality, allowing you to eat, drink, and brush your teeth without pain or causing further damage.
- Large gaps – if you’ve recently had a dental implant placed, and have spacing, or you’re missing teeth and are thinking about getting a bridge, a dental crown can be placed on either side of a gap and fill in unwanted space.
- Undesirable appearance – if you have severely stained or misshapen teeth due to cigarettes, improper care, grinding, or other issues, a crown can seamlessly change the shape or color of a tooth.
If you think you may need a dental crown, contact Baxter Dental Group today to schedule an appointment with your dentist and discuss whether dental crowns are the right choice for you based on your oral health and lifestyle.
What to Expect During Your Appointment
During your appointment, we’ll start by preparing the teeth and taking impressions of the teeth involved. Then, a temporary crown or bridge is placed on your teeth.
The impressions are then sent to the lab, and in the lab, a mold of the teeth is poured and the work begins.
There are multiple steps involved and different technicians work on the mold to fabricate a crown or bridge. The completed work is then sent back to our office, and after necessary checks and adjustments, it is cemented onto your teeth.
Contact Baxter Dental Group to Schedule an Appointment
When you are ready to repair your smile, Baxter Dental Group is here to discuss your options and make sure that you have the best possible experience. Call us at 636-735-7129 or contact us today for more information, or to schedule an appointment.