What are dental crowns?

Crowns are dental restorations most often used to repair teeth that have suffered from severe injury or decay. Dental crowns are also used for cosmetic purposes to enhance the beauty of your smile. The dental crown is intended to entirely encase the damaged tooth, starting at the gumline, in order to restore your tooth to its natural shape, size, and appearance. Custom dental crowns can be created from a number of different materials, including porcelain and gold. Porcelain crowns are popular because they blend in with the natural color and appearance of your smile. A dental crown can restore your smile to good health and function.

Do I need a crown?

Dr. John Deakins, our caring dentist, may recommend a dental crown for a variety of purposes. A dental crown in Liberty, Missouri can be used to:

  • Improve the look and function of a misshapen tooth
  • Strengthen a tooth that has fractured or become weakened
  • Protect a tooth after root canal therapy
  • Restore a tooth that is significantly damaged or decayed
  • Anchor a dental bridge

We welcome you to contact us today at John A. Deakins, DDS for more information on how a custom-made dental crown can benefit your smile.