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By Prairie Village Dental Care
May 13, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Crowns  

Here at Prairie Village Dental Care in Prairie Village, KS, our dentist, Dr. Terry Linneman, uses dental crowns for strengthening, protecting, and repairing damaged, weak, and decayed teeth. With this in mind, below are some common reasons for installing a dental crown.

A Tooth with Excessive Wear and Tear

Individuals who grind on their teeth could gradually wear down their teeth’s biting surfaces. This may leave their teeth susceptible to tooth decay and can even result in issues with the jaw and bite if left unaddressed. Crowns, however, can help protect the teeth from further damage.

After Root Canal Therapy

After your root canal treatment, the tooth’s remaining structure will be prone to fractures or cracks. Regardless of how careful you are, there’s a chance that you could bite down heavily on the affected tooth and crack it. Installing a crown over the treated tooth, however, will help support it by making it stronger.

Cracked Tooth Syndrome

These are characterized by fractures inside the teeth that typically cause serious pain whenever you bite down on the affected tooth. A dental crown installed by your dentist in Prairie Village, KS, will help evenly spread the pressure that you apply when biting down on the tooth.

Certain Health Conditions

A very acidic diet and certain health issues such as GERD, acid reflux, and bulimia enable contact between your teeth and enamel-eroding stomach acids. These harmful acids can aggressively erode your tooth enamel and result in a collapsed bite. Restoring the affected teeth will require balancing the bite and protecting the teeth using dental crowns.

Broken Teeth Cusps

The cusps are teeth parts used for chewing so they bear the brunt of pressure from chewing. Accidents could break these cusps, and once, broken, they’ll be more vulnerable to repeated fractures because of the consistent force from chewing. Crowns are the only solution for broken cusps.

Need More Details on Dental Crowns? Give Us a Call

Dial 913-649-7500 to set up a consultation with your dentist, Dr. Terry Linneman of Prairie Village Dental Care here in Prairie Village, KS.

By Prairie Village Dental Care
March 09, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dental Crowns  

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.