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Iowa Dental Group

Dental Crowns in Des Moines, IA

Dentistry Built on Relationships, Honesty, and Trust

We are Des Moines Iowa's Premier Choice in Dental Crowns

What are Dental Crowns?

It has become easier than ever to fully maintain the aesthetics and health of your smile. If you find that you have aesthetic issues, you may have already looked into the world of cosmetic dentistry. Porcelain dental crowns are an incredibly popular treatment option for those with minor aesthetic issues. They can help you restore or maintain the optimal health and look of your smile. There are many reasons as to why a patient may need the treatment of dental crowns.

While there are many issues that can be treated with this procedure, only excellent quality can be achieved with a great dentist. The first step to having a perfect quality dental crown procedure is finding a dentist who ensures your health and functionality of your smile first. The aesthetics of your smile will be restored once you’ve decided on the best dentist to give you the healthy look you crave.

Tips on Finding The Right Dentist for your Dental Crown Procedure

  • Good education + updating of their dental industry knowledge yearly
  • Positive reviews or recommendations from trusted friends or family
  • Can provide before & after photos/videos of past patient procedures
  • Cares about your oral health, before cosmetic procedures
  • Dentist and staff are easy to talk to, and the atmosphere is positive

Once you’ve narrowed down your searches to the best cosmetic dentist for you, you can speak to your dentist during a consultation about the issues with your teeth and which procedures would be best to treat them. If you have any cracks, chips, decay, bacteria, separated teeth, signs of trauma, and much more, perhaps dental crowns could be the right treatment option for you.

Conveniently located near downtown Des Moines, Iowa Dental Group can be called today regarding consultation at  (515) 277-6358.

Details on Dental Crowns

Dental Bridge

A dental crown is typically made of porcelain and is a tooth restoration that fits on top of a natural tooth to cover all visible sides of the tooth (above the gum line). This allows the natural tooth to stay rooted in the patient's mouth with the aesthetics of the natural tooth if the aesthetics have been compromised. The natural tooth will need to be prepped in order to receive the restoration. The dentist will usually trim down the natural tooth (contour the tooth) to allow space for the crown to fit on top. This restoration is also called a “dental cap” as it caps the whole of the tooth.

The caps are made custom to fit each patient’s tooth perfectly. The dentist will take an impression of the tooth and send the digital or molded impression to their dental lab. The restoration could be created in 1-2 weeks. A temporary cap will be placed while the patient waits for the custom permanent cap to be set in.

Crown use in Root Canals

Dental caps are typically used as the final layer in a root canal therapy procedure. If the pulp of a tooth becomes infected, and the infection hasn’t spread into the jawbone, the tooth can be salvaged. The dentist will need to remove the infected pulp (internal nerve endings of the tooth) by drilling a small hole at the top and scrape the pulp out of the tooth. When the pulp has been removed, the dentist will clean out the shell of the tooth to ensure no spec of bacteria or pulp remains. Your dental professional will then fill in the hollowed-out tooth with a dental filling. This will allow the tooth to remain rooted in the patient's mouth without the infection still present. Once the tooth has been filled, the dentist will likely place a dental crown on top as an added layer of protection. This will keep the tooth protected from any bacteria that can cause an infection later on.

Crown use for Dental Implants

Another way a dental cap can be used is as a tooth restoration on a dental implant. If a patient is missing a tooth, or a tooth was recently extracted, the dentist will recommend replacing that tooth immediately. The best way to replace a single tooth is with a dental implant. A dental implant is a titanium post that is typically drilled into the jawbone of the patient and then capped with a dental crown or dental bridge.

The patient is under sedation when the surgery takes place. Time will be allotted to allow the titanium post to fuse together with the jawbone. Once the first step is complete, the dentist will bond a dental crown to the abutment of the post to “cap” it with a tooth restoration. Porcelain crowns are the most popular options for these restorations as it looks and feels most like a natural tooth.

Contact Iowa Dental Group at  (515) 277-6358 to find out more information about your dental bridge options today.

Repair Teeth with Dental Crowns

If a patient has a cracked, chipped, badly discolored or damaged tooth, a dentist may recommend repairing it with a dental crown. A crack can be filled with a dental filling and then additionally capped to ensure the tooth is covered and protected. If a tooth is damaged, the dentist can add a dental cap to give the illusion of a healthy un-damaged tooth. This is a great way to keep the natural tooth rooted in the patient's mouth without needing an extraction.

Dental crowns add strength and durability to otherwise damaged and weak teeth. Porcelain is the most popular material used to create these restorations. Porcelain is the proffered material to create any tooth restorations in the whole cosmetic dental industry. It is the only material that mimics the look and feel of a natural tooth. It also offers the strength and durability of a natural tooth as well. It is a slightly more expensive material (as it lasts the longest). However, a good investment up front can give you the long-lasting results you need!

Take care of your dental crowns just as you would your natural teeth. They should be brushed twice a day and flossed at least once a day. If you visit your dental professional every six months, you can lower your risk of bacterial infections and decay immensely! Be sure to care for your dental crowns and your natural teeth to ensure the health and longevity of your smile.

Contact Iowa Dental Group at  (515) 277-6358 to find out more information about your dental bridge options today.

Iowa Dental Group

You place a lot of trust in your dentist, and we will always be honest with you. This philosophy of educating our patients has been the hallmark of why we have been successful for over 30 years.

Our Promise

We have always prided ourselves in offering the highest quality dentistry at a fair and reasonable fee. One that the patient is willing to pay with gratitude and we are willing to accept with gratitude. Our patients are satisfied when treatment is completed or we will continue to strive to meet our own high expectations.

Our Award Winning Services

Patients will be educated on the type of dentistry they need and will never feel pressured or receive any sales pitch to have treatment.

You will always know the fee before treatment is performed.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Porcelain Veneers

Teeth Whitening

Restorative Care

Dental Implants

Dental Bridges

Root Canal Therapy


Children's Dentistry

Periodontal Care

Dental Emergencies

Family Dentistry

Night Guards

Snoring Appliances


Actual Patient Reviews

We have so many terrific reviews it's impossible for us to list them all! Thanks for supporting Iowa Dental Group with your gratitude.

Dr. Bob always goes the extra mile. He consistently demonstrates that his primary concern is for the patient and their well being!read more
Mary Terry
Mary Terry
14:36 27 Apr 17
Dr. Bob and Dr. Brett are great! Always willing to listen and ready to get my problems solved.
Doug Messenger
Doug Messenger
20:28 16 May 17
I scheduled a consultation with Dr. Margeas for a small cosmetic issue with a tooth from a recommendation from my current Dentist. I have heard from many people (including my own dentist) that he was the best in cosmetic dentistry any where in the mid-west. My consultation was this morning. He was totally upfront about what he thinks the best route is for me and my teeth. I felt totally comfortable with his recommendations and confident in his abilities. I've been to an other dentist about this same issue years ago and it didn't feel right. Now that I've had the consultation with Dr. Margeas, I'm excited to finally move forward with fixing it. Every staff member was very welcoming and pleasant. It was a really nice place to be with a great energy there. If I didn't like my normal dentist so much, I'd absolutely become a regular there! Maybe I'll pop in for an extra cleaning or something. I'm happy to have found Dr. Margeas and his staff to help me correct my cosmetic issue. I highly recommend this business!read more
Brittany Reed
Brittany Reed
21:45 06 Feb 17
I was a bit worried going from my family dentist of over 12 years to a new provider, but they made me feel right at home immediately. Everyone was so friendly and wonderful. Already looking forward to going back in 6 months. I would highly recommend this practice to anyone!read more
Sarah Bailey
Sarah Bailey
01:09 22 Jul 16
Had my first appointment with Dr. Margeas and his operation is absolutely first class. All of his staff were wonderful, I was in and out in a short amount of time and felt very satisfied. I'm so thankful to have been recommended to try out Iowa Dental Group and would absolutely recommend them to anyone!read more
David Kinsley
David Kinsley
14:55 12 Aug 16
Competent, professional service! If you need dental work, this is the place to be👍😊
VeeAnn Cartwright
VeeAnn Cartwright
21:43 15 Aug 17
From the moment I arrived to the moment I left I felt me and my teeth were in great hands. The whole team is so kind, and my dentist was fantastic. I originally went in wanting veneers, keep in mind I am overly critical of my smile and teeth, and it was all I knew. My dentist educated me that he did not think veneers were the best choice for me, and gave me a much better option which costed about 6 times less than what veneers would have. He is a great dentist because he won't just do what makes him the most money, he does what is best for the patient. I just got done with my appointment and I could not be more overjoyed with my results. Thank you Iowa Dental Group team!:)read more
Caitlin Verette
Caitlin Verette
16:36 25 Sep 17
My daughter and I had a wonderful experience! The entire staff was very welcoming and Dr. Margeas was fantastic to work with! We learned so much from him and he made us feel comfortable with all the more
Nicole Ritland
Nicole Ritland
23:58 06 Dec 17
First and foremost, Dr Margeas is world renowned in the field of dentistry. He is considered one of the premier educators with practical application for clinicians everywhere. As a teacher he practices what he preaches by taking the most conservative approach for the patient with long term application and not for short term gain. Today I expected to have a crown done on tooth 30 which is perfectly acceptable to most clinicians. However, Dr Margeas was able to take the conservative approach without compromise of the tooth and provided a composite solution which should last a long time, holding off the need of a crown. Again the crown would have been acceptable. The staff, Dr Margeas, the complete experience is why he is one of the best globally and most caring dentist I have been more
Mark Nelson
Mark Nelson
21:54 12 Feb 18
Dr. Margeas is amazing in so many ways. First of all—he is brilliant! His knowledge in the field of dentistry cannot be matched. And he is articulate. He can communicate with his patients at any level. But more than that, he is a sincere person who really cares about the world and the people in it—he is genuine in his concern for each patient and is really interested in each of their lives. The entire team at IDG is always so positive and makes the visit a comfortable and pleasant experience. Thank you, Dr. Margeas!read more
Carol Dahlstrom
Carol Dahlstrom
00:51 13 Feb 18
Dr Margeas is one of the best dentists I have ever worked with. His ability with implants and cosmetic dentistry is world class. Not only the best of the best dentists but also an outstanding human being, I have known him for over 12 years and highly look up to him, in both work related business and everyday liferead more
Freddy Char
Freddy Char
23:53 14 Feb 18
On behalf of my wife this review: Dr Margeas along with his assistant Jana, are the two most incredible people and team I have ever worked with. My case was very extensive to include five crowns and ten veneers. Never in my life have I been able to bite like I can now. My teeth fit perfectly. The esthetics they achieved with the lab are completely natural looking. Dr. Margeas is a world renowned dentist, who by his demeanor, you would never know. Humble, kind and gracious don't even explain him or his skills. Forever, I am indebted to his team for the incredible work that he did on my case. Know with absolute confidence that Dr. Margeas and Jana will treat you with the best care possible with results exceeding more
Mark Nelson
Mark Nelson
12:51 12 Jun 18

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Iowa Dental Group prides ourselves in offering the highest quality dentistry at a fair and reasonable fee.

Iowa Dental Group

1233 63rd Street
Des Moines, Ia 50311
(515) 277-6358

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We have over 100 years of combined experience in our office and look forward to answering any questions or concerns you may have regarding your overall oral health.

Iowa Dental Group proudly serves the following areas.

Office Hours
Monday:7:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday:7:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday:7:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday:7:30am - 5:00pm