How a Dental Crown Could Help You

Dealing with a broken tooth? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered!

Your Overland Park, KS, dentist Dr. Michelle Deutch can easily restore weak, damaged, or misshapen teeth with the help of a dental crown, a tooth-shaped cap that covers and protects the tooth.

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns are hollow tooth-like caps, often made from porcelain, that go over the top part of your tooth to cover and protect severely damaged teeth.

Why do I need a dental crown?

If your tooth has sustained severe damage from injury, infection, or decay, then you may need a dental crown to preserve the natural tooth and prevent further complications. If you need to undergo root canal therapy, a crown is often placed after treatment. In cases where there are severe discolorations or a misshapen tooth, our dental team may also recommend placing a dental crown over the tooth to improve the overall shape, size, and color.

What are the advantages of wearing a dental crown?

Dental crowns are designed to look just like a real tooth. Therefore, we can create a crown that will not only function like a regular tooth but will also look just like the rest of your natural smile.

Dental crowns are also the best way to preserve the integrity of your natural tooth and to improve function. By fitting your tooth with a crown you prevent further damage and the possibility of requiring tooth extraction.

How long does a dental crown last?

Dental crowns are durable and the majority of them will last for 15 to 20 years with the proper care. Here at our Overland Park, KS, practice, we offer strong, long-lasting dental crowns made from porcelain, which also mimics the look of real tooth enamel.

From dental crowns and restorative dentistry to orthodontic treatment and preventive care, our Overland Park, KS, dentist Dr. Deutch offers a full range of dental services to meet your family’s needs. Think you need a dental crown? Then call our practice today at (913) 469-0085 to schedule an evaluation.