Do you have a broken, cracked, or severely decayed tooth? Do you have a tooth that just doesn’t shine like the rest of your smile? For both of these problems and more, Dr. Eric Tolliver offers dental crowns in Springfield, MO. These tooth-shaped caps, made of high-quality ceramic materials, are designed to slip right over your tooth to offer protection against further damage or infection. They can also serve cosmetic purposes, such as covering a stained or misshapen tooth. Whether your problem with your tooth is structural or aesthetic, dental crowns just might be able to solve it. If you’re ready to protect your tooth and restore your smile, contact us here at Galleria Dental today to see whether dental crowns are the right treatment for you.
Crowns are used to restore the function, strength, and appearance of damaged teeth. One advantage of crowns is their ability to treat a wide variety of dental issues, making many patients a candidate for them. If you suffer form one or more of the following issues, dental crowns may be right for you:
After we have determined that you’re a good candidate for a dental crown, we can begin the treatment process, which generally takes two appointments. During the first visit, the tooth is cleaned and prepped, which may involve building it up or shaving down a small amount of enamel, depending on the state of the tooth. Then, impressions are taken and sent off to a dental lab, where your crown will be carefully crafted. While this is occurring, you will wear a temporary plastic-like crown to protect your tooth. A few weeks later, when it’s ready, you’ll return to our office and the finished crown will be placed with a powerful bonding cement.