Porcelain Crowns

Chesterfield Dentist serving the St. Louis, Missouri Area

Often referred to as "caps," porcelain crowns, along with porcelain veneers, are among the most popular, accessible and effective cosmetic dentistry solutions available today.

When you need a Missouri dentist who uses advanced dental technology to customize porcelain crowns for the best possible patient results, please contact Innovative Dental of St. Louis online or by telephone at 636-778-3355 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Charles Janes.

How Do Crowns Work?

By supporting a damaged tooth with a porcelain fixture fitted just for you, Dr. Janes can significantly improve how well your teeth look and function. Dental crowns top and shield the tooth's entire surface area to alleviate pain and restore strength. This is in contrast to porcelain veneers, which are more helpful for strictly cosmetic dental corrections.

The types of dental issues for which Dr. Janes may suggest a porcelain crown include:

  • Weak or loose teeth
  • Cracked or chipped teeth
  • Significantly worn-down teeth

Dental crowns work best as part of a restoration dentistry treatment and not just solely as an  aesthetic treatment. They are ideal for returning a bad tooth to its original shape, health and function.

Another reason that patients are often pleased with the results of porcelain crowns is that Dr. Janes can usually place them is as few as two visits.

The process involves removing some portion of the natural tooth to prepare it and surrounding teeth for the dental crown. The patient's first dental crown visit is also when Dr. Janes will make an impression of the patient's teeth and mouth for use by a lab technician while manufacturing your custom crown.

Making your dental crown generally takes about two weeks.

Then, thanks to computer-assisted CEREC technology, your dental crown can often be placed in a single visit. Although, it is important to note that each patient's mouth and dental health strategy is unique, so a porcelain crown consolation with Dr. Janes is the best way to determine your exact cosmetic dentistry needs.

For instance, when a dental crown is used in conjunction with a dental bridge or implant, Dr. Janes approach as well as your recovery time and at-home care could be different than if you simply receive a single dental crown.

When you need a Missouri dentist who uses advanced dental technology to customize porcelain crowns, please contact Innovative Dental of St. Louis online or by telephone at 636-778-3355 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Janes.