Dental Crowns in Hutchinson Rebuild Healthy Teeth
Dental crowns are designed to cover the visible surface of an individual tooth, recreating its shape, strength, and function without requiring the removal of remaining healthy dental structure. This vital cornerstone of restorative dentistry can be used to successfully treat a number of concerning dental issues here at our Hutchinson, KS practice. They include:
- When a tooth is decayed to the point that a tooth-colored filling can’t correct the damage.
- When a tooth has been injured or fractured.
- When a tooth has become weakened to the point that the risk of breakage is high.
- When a tooth is suffering from significant aesthetic flaws that need correction.
- When a tooth has been treated with root canal therapy and is in need of restoration.
- When a lost tooth has been replaced with a dental implant and is in need of restoration.
- When a dental bridge has been placed to restore missing teeth and requires crowns to be anchored in place within the patient’s smile.
Dr. Grant Ringler and his staff of doctors and specialists utilize multiple materials for dental crowns and other restorations, including all-ceramic options for a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. We will discuss these options with you to determine which will work best for your unique smile. Our recommendation will depend on a number of factors, including the location of the new crown, the budget available for the restoration, and the patient’s personal preferences.
The Dental Crown Process
Having a custom dental crown designed and placed typically takes two appointments with our team. First, after discussing your goals for your new restoration, we’ll prepare the affected tooth and take digital impressions. These will be sent to a trusted dental laboratory for the creation of your finished crown; in the meantime, our doctors will place a temporary model so that your daily life isn’t disrupted. Once the finished crown arrives at our practice, you’ll be invited back so that we can make any final adjustments and cement the permanent restoration securely into place within your smile.