Taking A Custom Approach To Crown Placement

dental crown des moinesWhen a tooth has become cracked or chipped, or suffers from serious tooth decay, then you may need a dental crown to restore it. A crown is a custom and lifelike restoration we offer for patients of all ages. In today’s blog, your Des Moines, IA, dentist is taking a close look at our custom approach.

Crafting a Custom Restoration

How do we create a custom crown, one that will blend with your smile seamlessly? To begin, we will need to carefully examine the smile and take digital x-rays. We want to assess the current state of the tooth, and the images will be used to help design and craft the finished product. We then remove structure from the tooth in question, and gather more detailed images. The restoration will be made from materials like ceramic, or zirconia, which can be shaded to blend with your smile, but also absorb daily bite forces and pressures with ease. When ready, we will check the fit, make any necessary adjustments, and then attach the finished crown with a powerful bonding agent.

When Your Smile May Need One

We could recommend one to repair cracked or chipped teeth, or to lengthen worn down tooth structure. They also treat more advanced decay, or even infection by completing a root canal procedure. The restoration could be used to address esthetic issues with the shape of a tooth, and could improve bite function and balance.

Tooth Replacement

What if you have missing teeth? For cases of one to three lost teeth in a row, our team could use two of them to support a custom-made dental bridge. We could also restore a single tooth dental implant as well, so you can eat your favorite foods again and smile with confidence.

Protecting Your Restoration

To keep them strong and ensure they last for years to come, be sure you brush them and floss around them when you care for your smile each day, and avoid things like tobacco products and a diet saturated in sugars and starches, as this could weaken the teeth we’ve attached them to. We will also monitor them in routine checkup and cleaning visits every six months. If you have any questions about how we restore a tooth, or about how we improve the health and function of your smile, then contact our team today to learn more. We would love to help you and your family obtain healthy and beautiful smiles!


We’re ready to help you enjoy good oral health with a quality restoration. If you would like to find out more about returning smiles to full function and health, then contact your Des Moines, IA, dentist, Dr. Burds, by calling 515-244-9565.