Dental Crowns and Caps in St. Charles MO

When a tooth has received significant damage and cannot sustain a filling, a crown will be placed. Crowns can strengthen and restore the entire top portion of a tooth and serve two important functions. They enhance and restore the aesthetics of your face and smile, and they also keep your bite and jaw aligned to restore the function of the mouth. Crowns can also be a part of a fixed bridge to replace missing teeth. With modern dentistry and advanced technology, we can create crowns that closely resemble your natural teeth for a beautiful, natural-looking, and functional smile.

At Elm Dental Care, we provide porcelain or gold crowns. Porcelain crowns are built on a metal base and fit tightly over your natural tooth. The shade of porcelain will be matched to your natural teeth to provide a beautiful, natural-looking smile. During your consultation with our dentist, you will discuss which crown material is right for you.

After your crown has been placed, make sure you continue your normal hygiene routine, including thoroughly brushing and flossing below the gum line, to help prevent further decay and the onset of periodontal disease.

CEREC Same-Day Crowns

In a typical dental practice, receiving a dental crown (a restoration that covers a damaged or endodontically-treated tooth) is often a long and uncomfortable process that takes several weeks to complete.  However, our St. Charles, MO dental practice utilizes CEREC technology to create your custom crown in a single appointment. CEREC crowns are designed and milled during your appointment with our dentist, so there is no need to wait for weeks for an enhanced smile. The custom crowns created by the CEREC machine are strong, durable, and aesthetically pleasing.

When you visit our office, the dentist will first digitally scan your teeth. The data from this scan will be sent to our in-office CEREC milling machine, which begins creating your custom crown instantly. In about an hour, your crown will be finished. At this point, the dentist will place your custom crown for optimal functional and aesthetic results. Some of the benefits of CEREC same-day technology include:

  • Single-visit treatment
  • Fast camera scans
  • No messy impressions
  • No ill-fitting temporary crowns

CEREC same-day crowns are perfect for many of our patients. If you would like to learn more about same-day dentistry or your cosmetic and restorative treatment options, we invite you to call our St. Charles, MO practice today. We would love to help you discover all the benefits of same-day dentistry!