If you are self-conscious about cracked, broken, decayed, or worn teeth, we can bring back your healthy, natural-looking smile with dental crowns, also called caps. A dental crown can return structure, strength, and function to a tooth with extensive decay or damage. Designed to fit snugly and function as a healthy tooth, a crown will protect your tooth from further damage and preserve the jaw’s correct natural alignment.
We use the latest in porcelain technology to create the most aesthetically pleasing crowns for your smile. Our precise color-matching system allows us to find the right shade of porcelain to blend with your natural tooth color. Porcelain crowns are also extremely durable and long lasting, and these benefits make them popular with dentists as well as patients.
Typically, our St. Louis office can design, fit, and place your crowns in just two short appointments. Once a crown is placed, you can care for it as you do your natural teeth. Conscientious brushing twice a day and daily flossing will protect the base of your crown from bacterial growth. Be sure to see us at least two times each year for professional cleanings and a preventive exam, too.
Porcelain crowns, also called all-ceramic crowns, are becoming the most recommended choice for most cosmetic dentists throughout the United States. Porcelain crowns provide a metal-free core, eliminating the thickness of the material and making them more favorable in areas of limited space. In addition the light properties of an all-porcelain crown give a more realistic appearance and offer a higher level of aesthetics.
To learn more about dental crowns or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chris Hill, please contact our St Louis dentist office today.