Dr. Ryan P. Lehmkuhler may recommend a porcelain crown if the damage is more extensive than an inlay or onlay can cover and a more far-reaching repair is needed. In these cases, a crown will replace the majority of the tooth rather than just a small portion. At First Dental, we strive to provide high-quality dental crowns in Dodge City, Kansas, and in order to do so, part of the process may require some laboratory time. These times vary, but we always try to make it a speedy and pain-free process.
Crowns can be used in the following situations:
- To prevent a weak tooth from breaking
- To repair an already broken tooth
- To replace a large filling if there is little tooth left
- To make a cosmetic repair
- To cover a dental implant
After your initial consultation, our dedicated dentist will begin the crown process. This involves removing a portion of the tooth so that the crown will fit comfortably and securely in your mouth. When the tooth has been repaired, the dentist will then affix the crown with dental cement. This will restore your tooth back to its normal size, shape, and function. After this process, you will be enjoying your new smile soon.
Come into First Dental and see how Dr. Ryan P. Lehmkuhler can help you today.