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Dental crowns are customized caps or coverings that go over the teeth, from the top surface used for chewing down to your gum line. They are one of the most practical and effective restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures used for saving and restoring damaged teeth. At Prairie Village Dental Care in Prairie Village, KS, our family dentistry specialist, Dr. Terry Linneman, can help you enhance and preserve your smile with the use of crowns. If you’re considering dental crowns, find out what they can offer you below.
Dental Crowns Can Treat Various Kinds of Dental Concerns
Dentists typically recommend dental crowns to repair damage to the structure or enamel of a tooth. If you have a tooth that has extensive decay, oral trauma like a fracture or chip, or an infection in your tooth root, you will definitely feel pain and tenderness in your teeth and/or gums. Your dentist will place a crown over the tooth to prevent sensitivity and fortify it against further damage.
Dental Crowns are Custom-Made to Perfectly Fit Your Smile
Dr. Linneman will design the crown based on the exact specifications including the best fit, color, size, and shape suited to your case. So you can rest assured that this procedure will perfectly fit your preferences and needs.
The Procedure for Placing Dental Crowns is Simple
Some individuals might think that the dental crown procedure is intensive and complicated. However, it’s actually fairly straightforward and minimally invasive. Once your dentist has treated the damaged tooth, he will shape it to ensure that it can comfortably fit the crown, take an impression of your reshaped tooth, and send it to a trusted partner dental lab where the crown will be fabricated. Once your crown is ready, your dentist will ask you to come in and then place the crown over your tooth. It’s that simple.
Dental Crowns Improve Your Tooth’s Appearance
While crowns are commonly utilized as a restorative treatment, they can provide aesthetic benefits as well. Because they fit over the teeth, they could instantly address stains, fractures, chips, minor crookedness, and misshapen teeth.
Interested in Getting Dental Crowns?
Talk to our dentist Dr. Terry Linneman of Prairie Village Dental Care in Prairie Village, KS, about crowns and other family dentistry options that can best address your needs. Schedule your visit by calling (913) 649-7500 or using our online form.
Veneers can give your teeth a new look by fixing various cosmetic concerns, such as cracks or discolorations. At Prairie Village Dental Care in Prairie Village, KS, our dentist, Dr. Terry Linneman, can tell you more about veneers and how they can completely renew your smile.
What are Veneers?
Dental veneers are ultra-thin covers for flawed teeth. Veneers are cemented to the front surface of problem teeth so they remain securely in place. Each veneer is custom made to fit perfectly over its corresponding tooth. Additionally, while each veneer is being created, the color, size, and shape are all customized to ensure the most natural look possible. Once affixed to the teeth, veneers readily blend in and look and function just like your natural teeth.
Benefits of Veneers
Renewing your smile with veneers comes with several benefits. They are custom made so they fit perfectly in place and look completely natural. Additionally, veneers are often made from porcelain, which closely matches the appearance of tooth enamel so veneers look just like your natural teeth.
One of the biggest benefits of veneers is that they can conceal a variety of cosmetic concerns so you can enjoy a flawless smile. Our cosmetic dentist Dr. Terry Linneman can explain how veneers could address the specific concerns you have with your smile. Examples of some of the cosmetic concerns that can be improved with veneers include:
- Small gaps between teeth
- Cracked or chipped teeth
- Stained or discolored teeth
- Rough and uneven tooth surfaces
- Misshaped or oddly-shaped teeth
- Crooked teeth
If you are ready to renew your smile with veneers, contact our office in Prairie Village, KS, to schedule an appointment with Dr. Linneman. Call (913) 649-7500.