Crowns

For an appointment call our office today at 636-220-1104 or Make an Appointment

Crowns

A dental crown is a "cap" that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance.

A crown might be needed...

  • to protect a decayed tooth from more damage. 
  • to restore an already broken tooth. 
  • to hold a dental bridge in place.
  • to cover a severely discolored tooth.

The crown procedure at Family Dentistry of Ellisville in Ellisville is relatively simple.

First, we anesthetize the problem tooth area. Once completely numb, the tooth is shaped so that the crown will fit correctly. We then take an impression of the tooth to use in the construction of the crown. The impressions are sent to our dental laboratory to create your crown. Meanwhile, we apply a sturdy temporary crown over the problem tooth. Once your custom crown is ready, you'll come back to Family Dentistry of Ellisville and the crown will be delivered. 

Crowns offer several benefits:

  • Long term durability
  • Protection from further decay, infection, and cracking
  • Improved chewing and talking
  • An improved, natural and healthier smile

Call us today at 636-220-1104 to schedule an appointment.

CEREC

CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) is a method of computer-aided dentistry for creating dental crowns. The process allows dentists to construct, produce and insert individual ceramic restorations directly at the point of treatment (chairside) in a single appointment, rather than over multiple appointments with lab work in between. The CEREC process produces crowns of superior quality and reliability while saving you the time, inconvenience, and cost of additional visits to the office.

Read more about CEREC

Implant-Supported Crowns

A dental crown is a restoration that replaces the top part of the tooth. A single tooth that needs to be completely replaced can be restored utilizing an implant-supported crown. The crown is typically made of porcelain, giving the restoration a natural look.

Read more about Implant-Supported Crowns

Traditional Crowns

If you suffer a cracked or broken tooth, your dentist is likely to recommend a crown, a custom-fitted cap, to cover it and restore the tooth's shape, strength and appearance. Traditional crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.

Read more about Traditional Crowns