Crown restorations not only improve the overall appearance of your smile but also help to strengthen your teeth. We are a leading provider of quality dental crowns in Des Moines, Iowa, since 1978. Our dental crowns are reasonably priced and are customized to fit your individual teeth to give them a natural look and feel.
A dental crown, also known as the tooth cap, can restore a damaged tooth to its original shape, size, and function. This process mainly replaces the outer portion of the “crown” part of a natural tooth. They are placed over your tooth to protect the tooth structure and keep it from further damage.
Dr. Stephen Thies and his highly knowledgeable and trained dental team are experienced in securing dental crowns for patients and achieving desired results. Our cosmetic dental crown procedure matches the specific dental needs of each patient. Our state-of-the-art dental office in Des Moines, Iowa uses modern equipment and tools to ensure our patients’ safety and comfort. We offer a free dental consultation to help our patients make an informed decision.
Contact us today to request a free consultation with us or to learn more about our cosmetic dental crown treatment.
You need a crown if you have the following complications:
Damaged, cracked, or broken teeth
A root canal treatment
A deep cavity that cannot be saved with filling
Need to conceal other smile imperfections
Dental crowns are made from various materials such as ceramic, porcelain, metal (gold), and porcelain fused to metal or resins. Selection of the material depends on various factors including your location, condition of your tooth, the color or shade of the tooth, and the position of the gum tissue, and more.
Zirconia Crowns - They are suitable for highly visible teeth like incisors or bicuspids. Zirconia is a strong material that can be made to match your natural tooth color, it is also a metal derivative so it is extremely strong! Zirconia crowns must be custom-made in a laboratory.
Porcelain Fused to Metal Crowns - With this type of crown, ceramic is bonded to a metal base. The metal makes the ceramic stronger, but the outer porcelain base is less durable and could wear down with long term use. This type of crown is used less often but is still a great option for patients who have special circumstances with their bite.