Dental crowns have become one of the most widely used dental restorations and can be used for a variety of cosmetic and restorative purposes. Kanning Dental in Lawson and Richmond, MO 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.
Our doctors 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 our doctors will include a thorough examination of the teeth, gums, jaw joints, and other support structures. Using diagnostic x-rays, molds, and impressions, your dentist will look for hidden problems that could be impacting the look and health of your smile. He will inform you of the various options you have for dental crowns and help you make the best choice.
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 or Richmond 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.
Dental Crown FAQs
Is getting a dental crown painful?
Just like with any restorative dentistry treatment, you will probably feel some discomfort. Most people report that the dental crown process is only mildly uncomfortable. Your dentist will administer local anesthetic to block a majority of the pain. While preparing the tooth for the crown, you will feel pressure. Afterwards, your tooth will sensitive or sore for a few days.
How many office visits are required to get a dental crown?
Typically two appointments are needed to complete the crown process. However, Kanning Dental offers same-day dental crowns. Using quality ceramic materials and digital CAD/CAM planning, we can fabricate and place your crown in just one visit. CEREC technology allows us to place a quality crown in one day without using messy impressions or temporaries. However, you’ll still get a custom made crown that will blend in naturally with the rest of your teeth.
How long will the crown last?
A crown typically lasts about five or more years. It really depends on how well you care for your oral health. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy are key to extending the lifespan of your new crown. Some patients have had the same crown for twenty years.
How do I care for my dental crown?
The best part about a dental crown is that it requires the same care as the rest of your teeth. The key with a crown is to floss thoroughly around it to keep the base plaque free. This will ensure bacteria stays out! Ultimately the only thing you need to do is brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss at least once a day and visit your dentist every six months.