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By Dr. Melissa Smith
December 18, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental CrownFind out why dental crowns are one of the most popular dental restorations.

Has our St. Peters, MO, family dentist Dr. Mazen Sultan told you that your smile could benefit from a dental crown? You probably know someone who has a dental crown even if you never realized it. This hollow tooth-shaped cap is cemented into place over a tooth to restore functionality, strength and aesthetics back into a tooth.

While crowns can often be made from different materials, our St. Peters, MO, dentist understands the importance of having a restoration that resembles a real tooth so no one will even be able to tell that you have a dental crown. This is why our crowns are often made from porcelain, which can be matched to the shade of your smile so that it blends right in.

When are dental crowns used?

There are many instances in which our dentist Dr. Sultan will recommend getting a dental crown. This restoration is very versatile and can be used to,

Protect a damaged or decayed tooth

This goes for teeth that have been weakened or damaged by decay, an infection (which will require root canal therapy) and traumatic injury. If a tooth sustains an injury (e.g. cracked or chipped), permanently placing a dental crown over the tooth can protect it from further damage and preserve the rest of the tooth’s natural structure.

Improve your appearance

While there are certainly different cosmetic options for improving the overall shape, size or color of a tooth, if a tooth requires a little boost to alter the way it looks then you may want to consider getting a dental crown. Often times, weak or damaged teeth also have other issues. They may be misshapen, worn down or discolored. If this is the case, a dental crown can drastically change its appearance for the better.

Replace a missing tooth

No matter if you’ve lost a tooth to gum disease or severe damage, it’s important to replace the tooth as soon as possible to prevent teeth from shifting into the open gap and to prevent bone loss. A crown is used in two ways: to cover a dental implant, a restoration that is placed within the jawbone to replace missing teeth, or to be placed over natural teeth to support a false tooth in the gap or gaps in your smile (an oral device known as a dental bridge).

Confident Smiles and Implants of St. Peters, MO, is dedicated to providing your smile with the proper and comprehensive dental care you need to get your oral health back on track. If you want to find out if dental crowns could improve the appearance and resiliency of one of your teeth then call our office today to learn more.

By Dr. Melissa Smith
February 07, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Teeth with cosmetic imperfections, such as cracks or stains, can affect the appearance of your smile. Weak or damaged teeth can also dental crownsimpact your smile by limiting your ability to perform biting and chewing functions properly. The surrounding teeth take on the additional work of biting and chewing and can become worn down and weak themselves. If you do have teeth that are weak, damaged, or cosmetically flawed, you can restore your smile with porcelain crowns. Dr. Melissa Smith is your dentist in St. Peters, MO, for porcelain crowns.

What are Porcelain Crowns?

Porcelain crowns are protective caps placed over teeth that are weak or damaged, or have cosmetic imperfections. Once placed, the crown completely encapsulates the natural tooth, which both strengthens and protects the tooth. It also conceals any imperfections in the natural tooth, such as chips, cracks, stains, or discolorations. The porcelain material closely resembles the look of tooth enamel and can be color matched to your existing teeth. Both of these factors help give the crown the appearance of a natural tooth.

In addition to closely resembling natural teeth, porcelain crowns function just like natural teeth, as well. Once placed, you can bite into and chew food just as you do with your natural teeth. The crown gives the natural tooth a strong outer shell that can withstand daily biting and chewing functions.

Benefits of Porcelain Crowns

From restoring your smile to strengthening weak and damaged teeth, porcelain crowns deliver several benefits. In addition to several cosmetic and functional benefits, porcelain crowns can even replace missing teeth when placed over a dental implant. Your St. Peters dentist can explain the many ways in which porcelain crowns can benefit you. Benefits include:

  • Restoring your smile
  • Concealing stains and discolorations
  • Covering cracks and chips
  • Reshaping oddly-shaped teeth
  • Protecting and strengthening weak and damaged teeth
  • Restoring normal biting and chewing functions
  • Replacing missing teeth when placed over a dental implant

Whether you wish to conceal cosmetic imperfections or need to strengthen and protect weak and damaged teeth, you can restore your smile with porcelain crowns. To learn more about restoring your smile with crowns schedule an appointment with Dr. Smith, your St. Peters, MO, dentist, by calling the office at (636) 447-6060.

By Dr. Melissa Smith
June 05, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Are you in need of a dental crown? Dental crowns are "caps" that a dentist can put on teeth. Although there are several types of dental dental crownscaps, porcelain caps are the most popular, because they look like natural teeth. Dr. Melissa Smith is one of the finest dentists in St. Peters, MO. He offers a full range of dental services, including crowns. Here are four benefits of porcelain crowns.

#1- Fix Dental Problems

Porcelain crowns are routinely used to restore broken, chipped, cracked, and badly decayed teeth. They are also used to protect teeth following root canal treatment.

#2- Enhance Your Smile

With porcelain crowns, your St. Peters, MO dentist can take your smile from being so-so to stunning. Porcelain dental crowns are beautiful and provide the best natural color of all the dental crowns. Porcelain crowns are a good choice for front teeth. Nothing gives the same translucency, depth, and luster like porcelain dental crowns.

#3- A Better Color Match

Want a natural-looking smile? It's important that you have a dental crown that matches the rest of your teeth. Your dentist can choose from over a dozen shades and give you a crown that is better matched to the natural shade of your teeth.‚Äč

#4- Strength and Durability

Porcelain crowns are fabricated using porcelain or "engineered" dental ceramic. Porcelain crowns are strong and durable and can last for many years. Porcelain crowns can be expected to withstand biting and chewing forces well.

If you are in need of a dental crown, why wait? We can help you today. Call Dr. Melissa Smith's dental practice at 636-447-6060 today to schedule an appointment in St. Peters, MO. A porcelain crown will give you the confidence to smile again and enjoy the things you used to love doing. Remember, it's never too late to beautify your smile.

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