Crowns A crown is a common type of dental restoration that is often used to repair a significantly damaged or decayed tooth. The dental crown is custom made to completely encase the damaged tooth, starting at the gumline, and is designed to restore the tooth to its original appearance, shape, and size. In addition to being used to restore damaged teeth, dental crowns can also be used for cosmetic purposes by enhancing the appearance of an irregularly shaped or severely stained tooth. Dental crowns can be used for a variety of other purposes as well, including:
To support a large dental filling when little original tooth structure remains
To attach a dental bridge
To seal and protect a tooth after root canal therapy
To improve the function of a misshapen tooth
To strengthen a weakened or cracked tooth
Crowns can be created from a number of materials, including gold, porcelain, and porcelain fused to metal. Porcelain crowns are popular for their natural-looking appearance. If you believe that your smile may benefit from a dental crown in Lee's Summit, Missouri, we welcome you to contact our knowledgeable dentist at Hurd Family Dental today. Dr. Francis Hurd and his team are committed to restoring the health, beauty, and function of your smile!