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700 North Maple Street

McPherson, KS 67460

620.241.5000

119 East Grand Avenue

Hillsboro, KS 67063

620.947.0050

Providing Healthy Smiles

with a Gentle Touch

What Are Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns

When damage to a person’s teeth is extreme and apparently beyond repair, we can use porcelain crowns to make the smile appear brand new. This technique is extremely reliable for repairing the most severe dental problems, even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite. We are renowned for the quality of our work and the fantastic changes we make using this technology. Dental crown treatments are used for a long-lasting correction of major dental problems. It is common for these treatments to last for 20 to 30 years, which is as close to permanent as dental treatment can get.

How Long Does It Take?

Fitting a dental crown requires at least two office visits. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown of plastic.

On the subsequent visit, we will remove the temporary crown, and then fit and adjust the final crown. Finally, we will cement the crown into place and you have a new beautiful looking tooth.

Key Benefits

  • Replaces missing teeth

 

  • Offers support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth

 

  • Looks completely natural

 

  • Fixes “smile” and functional chewing problems.

What Is The Capability Of A Crown?

Crown and bridgework is a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused through accidents, diseases, or wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. Materials used in these repairs are either high-grade porcelain or porcelain bonded to gold. The higher strength of the porcelain and gold materials is recommended to treat the most serious of dental problems. Where accidental damage has occurred resulting in lost teeth, or teeth have broken away through excessive wear, or as the result of old fillings breaking, crowns and/or bridges can be used as a long-term solution.

Many people have unexplained pain from back teeth with fillings that is usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function for these teeth. In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause appearance problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns and bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canals and fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.

Contact our Hillsboro and McPherson dentists to schedule an appointment at McPherson Dental Care.