Could your smile use a little extra care? Do you have a broken or missing tooth that you’d like to cover up or replace? At Overland Park Family Dental, we offer natural-looking restorations like dental crowns and fixed bridges. Your smile can look great and function like normal again with the help of our team! Give us a call to find out if you would be a good candidate for a restorative dental procedure.
Also known as a dental cap, we can use crowns to cover or fix a variety of tooth issues. From hiding aesthetic chips and cracks to covering a dental implant or a tooth post-root canal, a dental crown is a very versatile restorative option. Our porcelain crowns are very durable, fit comfortably, and look like your surrounding natural teeth. No matter why you need a crown, you can rest assured that your restoration will restore your smile full health and function.
In order to have a crown created for you, we first need to take an impression of the tooth that needs to be covered. For a snug fit, we may have to remove some enamel from the tooth before taking the impression if it’s otherwise intact. We use the impression to create a temporary crown for you to wear while the lab makes your new crown. Once the lab sends us the restoration, we bring you back in to place and bond the crown on your tooth.
Uses for Crowns
- Cover a cracked tooth
- Protect after excessive wear and tear
- Cover a large filling
- Protect and strengthen tooth after a root canal
- Replace a missing tooth after placement of a dental implant
Fixed Dental Bridges
The most common reason for need a fixed bridge is because of a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. The bridge consists of a dental crown on either side of the space left by a missing tooth – this is known as an “abutment”. Between the crowns is a false tooth that effectively bridges the gap in your smile. A fixed bridge helps stop surrounding teeth from shifting into the opening and keeps your proper face shape and bite.
If you think your smile could benefit from a dental crown or a fixed bridge, schedule a restorative consultation with Dr. Gallagher and the Overland Park team. We want to help you get your smile back in shape.