Dental Crowns in Webster Groves, MO
Dental crowns are helpful to restore a tooth’s strength and appearance. Tooth crowns, also referred to as “caps,” are typically necessary to repair a severely broken tooth. At Webster Groves Dental, we also use tooth crowns to cover a large filling or to simply protect a tooth from a severe fracture in the future.
Crowning your tooth now may help you avoid a root canal or extraction in the future. Your crown needs to fit your tooth properly because an ill-fitting crown is more likely to cause long-term problems, such as developing a cavity or needing replacement altogether.
How can dental crowns help my smile?
Crowns for teeth help repair and protect compromised teeth. You might benefit from a dental crown if you have:
- A chipped tooth
- A tooth with a large fracture or crack
- A tooth that just underwent root canal treatment
- A stained or ugly tooth that you want to hide
- A tooth that’s otherwise damaged or at-risk for future injury
Our Webster Groves dentist can help you determine if a tooth crown is your best option for repairing an injured tooth or hiding a cosmetic flaw.
What should I expect if I need a tooth crown in Webster Groves?
At Webster Groves Dental, creating and placing crowns for teeth typically requires two dental appointments over two weeks.
At the first dental appointment, we focus on providing a good foundation for the new artificial crown by preparing your natural tooth.
We remove any decay, bond any necessary filling material, and reshape the tooth so the crown will fit correctly. Next, we take an impression which the lab will use to make a model of your teeth. The lab technician will spend the next two weeks, creating a customized dental crown to match the size, form, and appearance of your natural tooth.
Dr. Wenzel will then place a temporary crown on your tooth so you can eat regularly while the lab creates your permanent restoration. Once we receive your customized tooth crown, Dr. Wenzel will place it on your tooth, so it fits comfortably and aligns properly with your bite.
Do you offer same-day crowns for teeth?
Some dental offices advertise same-day tooth crowns.
While the prospect of a same-day tooth crown is convenient for the patient, we feel that dental technology is not currently advanced enough to offer the same type of quality tooth crown that a dental lab can create.
At Webster Groves Dental, we use a high-quality outside dental lab that creates crowns designed specifically for your mouth that not only will last for years to come, but also will fit and look better than “same-day crowns.”
How do I get my tooth crown?
If you believe your tooth needs a crown, give us a call today at (314) 918-9666, and we can schedule a time for you to meet with Dr. Wenzel to go over your options.
Once you’re ready to get fitted for your tooth crown, we will invite you to come back for your first appointment and get you on your way to a new, shinier tooth!