Dental Crowns

Custom-Designed, Comprehensive Tooth Restoration

Because tooth decay is the most common dental issue, dental fillings are one of the most common dental treatments. However, dental crowns are a close second thanks to the wide variety of concerns they can address. Often referred to as caps, dental crowns are fashioned to mimic the top portion of your tooth (also called a crown). They’re placed over them to address issues such as extensive tooth damage or a tooth that has lost enough of its structure to make it significantly weaker. With the help of a custom dental crown, your compromised tooth can regain its ability to function properly without suffering even more extensive damage.

Different Ways to Crown a Tooth

Because everyone’s dental health needs are different, we provide a variety of types of crowns to meet each patient’s unique circumstances. For instance, back teeth that must withstand the most intense bite pressure may benefit most from metal crowns. For a more lifelike appearance, we often suggest porcelain or zirconia crowns for teeth that are closer to the front of your smile. Porcelain and zirconia crowns are also sturdy enough to withstand most bite pressure while blending in almost seamlessly with the appearance of the healthy, natural teeth.

Find Out Which Crown Is Right for You

Cracked, broken, or severely weakened teeth can often be saved and restored with a custom-designed dental crown. For more information, schedule an appointment by calling Dental Impressions in Ankeny, IA today at (515) 965-0230. We also welcome patients who live in Alleman, Elkhart, Bondurant, and all surrounding communities.