Dental Crowns in Des Moines, IA

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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

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Dental Implants

Dental Bridges

Root Canal Therapy


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

Iowa Dental Group Des Moines

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

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