Category: Crowns

If You Break A Tooth, You Should…

Of course, we can offer you all of the advice in the world when it comes to avoiding a broken tooth, which might be something you’re thinking will be of use in the future. For now, however, you want to know: What should I do if I break a tooth? The first response is to… Read more »

Crowns: Cosmetic Care, Coverage, And Questions

As you know, dental crowns are one of the restorative treatments that we offer our patients when they are in need of help with saving a damaged or unhealthy tooth! You may also know that we offer very beautiful crowns crafted from porcelain or zirconia and that sometimes, a crown may be suggested for cosmetic… Read more »

Broken Teeth: Things You Should Definitely Know

On one hand, you might feel like talking about broken teeth is like jinxing yourself and you certainly don’t want to end up with smile damage! On the other hand, you may have heard that avoiding this type of damage is actually something that you can accomplish most of the time. So, what to do… Read more »

Questions and Answers: Placing A Pretty Crown

Are you worrying night and day about the upcoming dental crown visit you have scheduled? What seems to be the problem? Have you been wondering what it’s going to look like, whether it will blend with your smile (or stick out like a sore thumb), and what type of material we use? Are you curious… Read more »

Quiz: Dental Crown Basics

Are you awaiting your scheduled visit for a dental crown? Do you know what to expect from the treatment and why we have recommended this restoration for your smile? Perhaps you have not yet come to see us but you have a hunch that you will most likely require a crown (a thought that leaves you feeling… Read more »

Reasons You May Need A Dental Crown

Did we recently tell you that you need a dental crown to save your tooth? If so, you probably assume this is a very good decision since you would like to keep your smile intact. However, when it comes to any restorative treatment, you are likely interested in learning more about the details before you… Read more »

All About Crowns: Your FAQs

Have we diagnosed you with a tooth that has incurred severe injury but that does not require an extraction? Has tooth decay caused damage too serious for a filling? When your tooth requires extra protection and support, we may suggest a dental crown to offer structural integrity and coverage. While you may have a general… Read more »

I Had My Root Canal. Now What?

Root Canal therapy is sometimes necessary to repair a severely decayed or injured tooth. A root canal procedure can clear away bacteria or debris and then seal off the root canal so that the tooth will no longer ache or spread infection. But what happens after the root canal procedure? Your Ankeny dentist Dr. Foust… Read more »

Picking the Perfect Crown

While it doesn’t come with a throne or unlimited power, a dental crown remains a work of beauty for your smile. We recommend crowns, a part of restorative dentistry, when patients have a tooth with an irregular size, shape or strength. Millions of people across the United States and globally have a dental crown to… Read more »

Quiz: How Does a Dental Bridge Improve My Smile?

Do you currently have one or more missing teeth? While you may feel embarrassed, you’re not alone. According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, 69% of adults over the age of 35 have lost at least one permanent tooth. Losing a tooth can hurt both the health and appearance of your smile…. Read more »