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Dental Crowns – Arnold, MO

Strong, Beautiful Repairs for Damaged Teeth

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If your smile has been weakened by extensive decay, injury, or disease, you’ll be interested in dental crowns from JL Dental in Arnold, Missouri. With porcelain crowns, Drs. Jonathan and Laura Mears can strengthen damaged teeth to rebuild your smile. Did you know that thanks to modern materials, tooth repair today is easy, relatively fast, effective, and most of all, beautiful? We can provide attractive metal-free crowns for our patients, and no one will ever have to know that you’ve had dental work done. Read on to learn more about dental crowns in Arnold and how you can benefit from them!

What is a Dental Crown?

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A dental crown gets its name because it is designed to literally “crown” or cap the entire visible portion of your tooth. This successfully preserves damaged or weakened teeth while reshaping and protecting them in the future. Our dental crowns look, feel, and function like natural teeth for truly seamless restorations. You may need a dental crown in cases of:

  • Severe decay
  • Root canal therapy
  • Dental implants
  • Anchoring fixed bridges
  • Weakened teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Cracked teeth

The Dental Crown Process

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Crowns have traditionally been made from a variety of materials; today, crowns are often made from gold, porcelain-fused-to-metal, and 100% porcelain. While gold crowns are still sometimes required for various reasons related to the structure of the damaged tooth and your oral health, we can use 100% porcelain crowns in many cases. Your oral health always comes first, but aesthetics play a big role in smile satisfaction, so we’ll work with you to find a solution that will make you happy in every way.

Once we’ve carefully examined the affected area and reviewed your medical history, we will recommend a dental crown. First, we must prepare the tooth by usually removing a slight portion of enamel to accommodate the crown. Next, we’ll take impressions using a putty, which will serve as a model to create your dental crown. This model is sent to a hi-tech lab, and you’ll be given a temporary crown during the few weeks it takes for your permanent restoration to be made. This will help you maintain your appearance and protect your tooth. Lastly, you’ll come back into our office, where we’ll ensure that you’re happy with your restoration before permanently placing it. All that’s left to do is to walk out of our practice with a beautiful, strong set of teeth.

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown

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We offer dental crowns for their many benefits, including:

  • Protection: Without proper protection, the condition of damaged teeth will worsen to the point that you may need an extraction.
  • Appearance: Dental crowns correct misshapen teeth while covering permanently discolored or stained enamel.
  • Comfort: Dental crowns treat tooth sensitivity and irritation, allowing you to eat and speak with ultimate comfort.
  • Customization: Using the latest technology, our dentist in Arnold can provide you with a crown that matches the rest of your natural teeth, making it almost impossible to tell which tooth was affected.