Topeka Dentistry
Carrie Peterson, DDS & Ben Rutherford, DDS

How does a dental crown work?

We use dental crowns to replicate the appearance and function of a natural tooth while protecting what remains of the tooth and the root under it. We employ crowns when a significant portion of the tooth is damaged, and we can no longer consider options, like fillings.

A dentist treats the tooth, and the tooth is prepared to have the crown placed on top of it. A crown is like a hard hat for the compromised tooth, protecting it from damage. Once the crown is in place, and the healing has completed, the crown can be used as a natural tooth to chew food.

This allows us to save compromised teeth and protect them from further damage. Crowns may be used in conjunction with other treatments, like root canals, to create a real-looking tooth after the root canal treatment.

Considering Dental Crowns?

Topeka Dentistry serves the Topeka, KS area and its neighbors, providing dental crowns and bridges to patients. If you have questions about bridges or crowns and want to know if they are a good fit for you, please give us a call. Likewise, if you are ready to schedule an exam with Dr. Peterson or Dr. Rutherford, contact us today.

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