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What Is a Dental Crown?

Many of the cosmetic dental issues that patients of Kemlage Family Dentistry struggle with can be resolved relatively quickly with dental crowns. Crowns are a solution that can give you a beautiful and healthy smile in just a few appointments at the office of Drs. Thomas and Dental CrownsAndrew Kemlage in Fenton MO. Learn more about crowns and how they can help give you a newly restored smile.

What Are Crowns?
A crown, also called a “cap,” is a tooth-shaped covering made of porcelain, ceramic or metal material that’s used to fix a problematic tooth. It is placed over the root of a healthy, natural tooth, just like a crown would be placed on someone’s head. It can be shaped and positioned to perfectly fit your smile. Porcelain and ceramic crowns can also be color-matched to blend in with the rest of your teeth. 

What Are Dental Crowns Good For?
Crowns are a solution to a number of common dental problems that Drs. Thomas and Andrew Kemlage treat at their Fenton MO office. One benefit of a crown is that it improves the overall appearance of your teeth—it can fill in gaps between the teeth and fix intrinsically discolored teeth that don’t respond to tooth whitening treatments. Crowns can also restore tooth fractures and teeth that are poorly shaped. 

How Are They Applied?
Getting a dental crown is a relatively simple procedure. First, the dentist must prepare the affected tooth with dental tools so that it will securely hold the crown. When the permanent crown is ready, it is cemented to the surface of the affected tooth (now called an abutment). Your dentist has to thoroughly evaluate your teeth to ensure that they’re healthy enough for crowns.

Consult Dr. Kemlage
A quick consultation with Drs. Thomas and Andrew Kemlage at their Fenton dentist office is all that's needed to decide if dental crowns are right for you. Call the office at (636) 225-1777 today to schedule an appointment.

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