Tooth Caps in Independence, MO
A dental crown is a restoration that is placed directly over a tooth to restore and protect a damaged or decayed tooth. If you need a new or replacement crown, call Meiners Dentistry at (816) 252-3545 for a consultation.
Crowns are one of the most common procedures to repair teeth that are worn down, cracked, or completely broken above the gum. Crowns are an important component in a dental bridge as well but are also used to replace damaged teeth or for cosmetic purposes.
We are proud to use an excellent local dental lab for the fabrication of our crowns. Our lab takes the same level of pride in making a beautiful, long last tooth for you that we do.
Crowns are made of many different materials. Dr. Meiners will help you determine which material is the best for you, depending on your cosmetic expectations and budget:
- All-ceramic or all-porcelain: A better natural color match for the original tooth.
- Gold: The only drawback of these crowns is the metallic color. Although probably the strongest, a gold crown would be better used in the back of the mouth for cosmetic purposes.
- Porcelain fused to metal: Used when blocking out a dark tooth or as part of a dental bridge and high strength is needed. These have been around for decades and still are excellent.
Visit Meiners Dentistry and talk with us about the best crown choice for you.