The Process and Benefits of Obtaining Porcelain Dental Crowns

Your teeth may have stains, cracks, or fractures, but we can restore the function and appearance of your teeth with natural-looking dental crowns. At Absolute Dental Care in Nixa, Missouri, we offer comfortable dental crown treatment that restores your smile even better than the previous one! 

What is a dental crown? 

Dental crowns are tooth-colored caps installed on the teeth to improve appearance and resilience. There are different dental crowns, but we prefer porcelain crowns since they blend in perfectly with the rest of your smile. Dental crowns are small appliances, but they are used in multiple areas in dentistry. Here is why you may need a dental crown:

  • To restore damaged teeth
  • To cover up a severely stained tooth
  • Dental crowns anchor a dental bridge in place
  • To complete a dental implant
  • To protect a tooth that has undergone a root canal
  • To restore a tooth with a cavity too large for a typical filling 

Porcelain Crowns – Before and After Results

What to expect from the dental crown procedure 

To get dental crowns, you need at least two appointments with Dr. Todd Anderson. In the initial appointment, Dr. Anderson will visually examine your teeth to see if dental crowns are suitable for you. Dental x-rays may be necessary to have an all-rounded view of your teeth.

Next, we prepare your teeth by removing a small amount of your enamel – this process is done under anesthesia to minimize discomfort. Then, we take your dental impressions and send the images to a dental lab to fashion your crowns. Before your permanent crowns are ready, we install temporal crowns to protect your reshaped teeth. 

After a few weeks, your new crowns will be ready. Dr. Anderson removes the temporal caps and then installs your permanent crowns with dental cement. 

Benefits of dental crowns 

Are you thinking of getting dental crowns? You are on the right track. Here are the benefits you will get from your new crowns:

  • Crowns restore the functionality of your teeth
  • They transform your smile
  • Crowns save your teeth
  • They require little maintenance
  • Crowns can last beyond 15 years with proper maintenance 

Ready to achieve a smile that will make you proud? Please dial (417) 815-6797 to book an appointment with Absolute Dental Care in Nixa, MO. Dr. Anderson and the team install high-quality crowns that restore the resilience and appearance of your teeth.