Dental crowns have become one of the most widely used dental restorations and can be used for a variety of cosmetic and restorative purposes. Lawson dentist Dr. Nelson Kanning places dental crowns using the latest in materials and techniques.
We offer both traditional dental crowns, fabricated to your specifications in a dental lab and same day dental crowns that are designed, milled and placed in our dentist office while you wait. Our goal is to ensure that your restoration provides a stable, secure and lasting result so that you can enjoy the best quality of life with a healthy smile.
Dr. Kanning may recommend the use of a dental crown for a wide range of dental problems and/or cosmetic concerns for a lasting and comfortable result:
- Decayed tooth
- Damaged tooth
- Discolored or misshapen tooth
- After a root canal
- To support a dental bridge or denture
The Dental Crown Procedure
Initial Visit – Your first visit with Dr. Kanning will include a thorough examination of the teeth, gums, jaw joints and other support structures. Using diagnostic x-rays, molds and impressions, Dr. Kanning will look for hidden problems that could be impacting the look and health of your smile. He will inform you on the various options you have for dental crowns and help you make the best choice.
Tooth Preparation – Once the treatment plan is finalized, Dr. Kanning will remove a small amount of the natural tooth structure to allow the dental crown to fit over your tooth comfortably and securely. A temporary tooth cap will be placed over the tooth while the final restoration is being fabricated at the dental laboratory.
Final Restoration – In about 2 to 3 weeks, you will return to our Lawson dentist office for the delivery appointment. Dr. Kanning will cement the tooth crown in place for a stable and permanent fit.
Single- Visit Dentistry
A dental crown can save your tooth and enhance the aesthetics of your smile, but it can also be inconvenient, requiring a couple of trips to our dentist office. While we do look forward to visiting with you, we also know how precious your time is and have incorporated the latest technology to offer same day dental crowns. Using high quality ceramic materials and digital CAD/CAM planning, we can place a beautiful, custom dental crown in one visit. With CEREC, you can leave our office with a permanent restoration that will last for years with proper dental care.
There are several additional benefits of same day dentistry:
- NO messy impressions
- NO temporary restorations
- Fewer injections
- Less drilling
- A customized fit and color
Schedule A Visit
If you have concerns about your oral health or are looking for a Lawson dentist providing comprehensive, experienced care, contact us to schedule an appointment. Our staff provides the personalized care you can expect every time you visit, taking the time to get to know you and understand your oral health needs or cosmetic goals. Contact us at (816) 974-4721 or schedule an appointment online.