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A dentist like Dr. Jaclyn Turnbow will often recommend a dental crown restoration to treat a tooth that suffers from a large cavity, significant fracture or other tooth enamel defect. This is also a possible option for addressing an unappealing tooth that appears when you smile.

Porcelain dental crowns are created in a state of the art dental lab to mimic the appearance of natural tooth enamel. This allows the dental work to be shaded to match the surrounding teeth.

If Dr. Gleich has any concerns about the structural integrity of the tooth, she might recommend fusing the porcelain dental crown to a strong metal core. This is more common for small teeth that need restoration or teeth that are tasked with biting off hard pieces of food.

Once the dental crown has been prepared you will need to return to Summit Village Dental to have it installed. Dr. Gleich and her staff will then use a strong dental adhesive to secure the dental crown onto the anchoring abutment that comprises the healthy core of the tooth.

This will complete the dental restoration process allowing you to once again enjoy the natural appearance and essential function of the previously compromised tooth.

If you are in the Lee’s Summit, Missouri, area and you have a tooth in need of treatment you should call 816-287-5650 to schedule an appointment with the dental care specialists at Summit Village Dental.