Dental Crowns

A Custom Crown for Every Unique Tooth

The fact that every tooth is unique makes restorative dentistry particularly challenging. For instance, the goal of treatment is typically to restore your tooth’s health and integrity while simultaneously reestablishing its ability to function properly. That means ensuring that the restoration optimizes your tooth’s size, shape, contour, and appearance according to those around it. With dental crowns, that’s easier than ever thanks to advanced technology and materials. We can custom-design your crown using highly precise and detailed images and measurements, then create it using the most appropriate biocompatible material, such as metal amalgam, lifelike porcelain, and more. In some cases, we may also recommend a partial crown (inlay or onlay) that only covers and restores the damaged portion of your tooth, allowing you to preserve more of your natural tooth structure.

What Today’s Crowns Are Made Of

Metal amalgam is one of the more traditional dental crown materials, and today, it continues to help patients restore teeth that withstand intense bite pressure (such as molars). For more cosmetically appealing results, today’s crowns can also be fashioned from more lifelike dental porcelain or zirconia. These materials are highly personalized to match the color and shade of your tooth, as well as layered to shine the same way your healthy, natural tooth does. This creates a complete and nearly indistinguishable restoration for your tooth. To choose the restorative material that suits you best, we’ll perform a thorough examination and consult with you personally before creating your crown.

Fix Your Tooth with a Crown Made Just for You

Dental crowns are designed to restore your tooth’s function, which means yours must be custom-designed to meet your unique dental needs and preferences. For more information, schedule an appointment by calling Gateway Dental Group in downtown Des Moines, IA, today at (515) 244-9565. We also proudly serve patients from West Des Moines, Ankeny, Urbandale, Johnston, and all surrounding communities.

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