Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns in Lexington, KY

Porcelain dental crowns in Lexington, Kentucky, can provide you with a natural-looking, durable restoration, returning the strength, appearance, and function of your tooth after it has been damaged or experienced severe decay. Our dentists provide dental crowns to cover your entire tooth, restoring and protecting it against future damage. For more information on porcelain dental crowns, and to schedule your appointment with Drs. David O’Donnell, and William Galbreath, contact ODonnell Family Dentistry today at 859-269-4613.

A dental crown, or cap, is a restoration that can be used for a number of purposes. One of the most common uses of a dental crown is to restore a tooth that is significantly damaged or decayed. The crown is custom made to fit over the entire tooth, starting at the gumline, in order to restore the tooth to its original shape and size. Dental crowns can be made of gold, porcelain or porcelain fused to metal; porcelain crowns are popular because they match the natural color and appearance of your teeth. Our dentist will help you determine which type of dental crown is right for your smile.

Your smile may benefit from a crown if a tooth is damaged or decayed to the point that a dental filling will not provide a successful restoration. Crowns can also be used for a number of other restorative and aesthetic purposes, including to:

  • Protect a tooth following root canal treatment
  • Anchor and attach a dental bridge
  • Cover and complete a dental implant
  • Enhance the beauty of your smile
  • Improve a misshapen tooth
  • Strengthen a tooth that is fractured or weak
  • Support a large filling when little natural tooth structure remains

To find out whether a dental crown is right for you, we welcome you to contact us today!

Why Are Dental Crowns Used?

Cosmetically Improve the Aesthetic of a Tooth

Dental Crowns are able to conceal imperfections and either restore or improve the natural appearance of a tooth in circumstances where bonding or veneers would not be sufficient. Crowns are often the best way to restore the beauty of a smile.

Repair a Severely Damaged Tooth

When a tooth is suffering from extensive decay or damage, such as a large cavity or broken tooth, a dental crown can be placed in order to save the natural tooth's function, restore its appearance, and remedy or prevent severe tooth pain.

As Part of a Root Canal Procedure

If an infection spreads to the soft interior of a tooth, a root canal is often performed to remedy the infection and save the natural tooth. Often, once the root canal is completed a dental crown is placed on top of the tooth in order to protect the tooth and provide additional support.

Cosmetically Improve the Aesthetic of a Tooth

When a tooth is missing, a post is embedded into the jaw area where the root of the missing tooth used to be. A crown is then placed atop this post and is indistinguishable from the surrounding natural teeth.

Cosmetically Improve the Aesthetic of a Tooth

Dental Crowns are able to conceal imperfections and either restore or improve the natural appearance of a tooth in circumstances where bonding or veneers would not be sufficient. Crowns are often the best way to restore the beauty of a smile.

Repair a Severely Damaged Tooth

When a tooth is suffering from extensive decay or damage, such as a large cavity or broken tooth, a dental crown can be placed in order to save the natural tooth's function, restore its appearance, and remedy or prevent severe tooth pain.

As Part of a Root Canal Procedure

If an infection spreads to the soft interior of a tooth, a root canal is often performed to remedy the infection and save the natural tooth. Often, once the root canal is completed a dental crown is placed on top of the tooth in order to protect the tooth and provide additional support.

Cosmetically Improve the Aesthetic of a Tooth

When a tooth is missing, a post is embedded into the jaw area where the root of the missing tooth used to be. A crown is then placed atop this post and is indistinguishable from the surrounding natural teeth.

What are the Benefits of a Dental Crown?

Lasting Durability and Strength

Modern dental crowns are extremely durable and typically last for many years. Made from medical grade porcelain, your crown will match the appearance of your natural teeth while lasting up to 10 years or more.

Completely Natural Appearance

Individually crafted crowns are perfectly matched to the surrounding teeth in shade, shape, and positioning. This means that your crown will be indistinguishable from a natural tooth and restore or enhance the beauty of your smile.

Save Your Natural Tooth

By placing a protective crown atop a damaged or compromised tooth, your dentist is able to save the root structure of the tooth, maintain the function of the tooth, and help to protect the overall integrity and structure of the mouth.

Lasting Durability and Strength

Modern dental crowns are extremely durable and typically last for many years. Made from medical grade porcelain, your crown will match the appearance of your natural teeth while lasting up to 10 years or more.

Completely Natural Appearance

Individually crafted crowns are perfectly matched to the surrounding teeth in shade, shape, and positioning. This means that your crown will be indistinguishable from a natural tooth and restore or enhance the beauty of your smile.

Save Your Natural Tooth

By placing a protective crown atop a damaged or compromised tooth, your dentist is able to save the root structure of the tooth, maintain the function of the tooth, and help to protect the overall integrity and structure of the mouth.

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How to Know if You Need a Dental Crown

Broken or Cracked Teeth

Cracked or fractured teeth don’t heal, and solutions like fillings are typically not able to adequately repair the damage. Capping the damaged tooth with a dental crown is often the ideal solution to restore function and relieve pain.

Large Cavities Or Decayed Teeth

When there are large cavities in a tooth, trying to repair the cavity with a filling can place the tooth at significant risk for breaking. By capping the tooth with a crown, the cavity is repaired, and the structural integrity of the tooth is ensured.

Excessive Tooth Wear

When teeth are excessively worn down due to teeth grinding, highly acidic diets, bulimia, or acid reflux the function of the bite may collapse, and the best solution is to cap the tooth with a fully formed dental crown. This restores the function of biting and chewing while also saving the tooth from further damage.

Broken or Cracked Teeth

Cracked or fractured teeth don’t heal, and solutions like fillings are typically not able to adequately repair the damage. Capping the damaged tooth with a dental crown is often the ideal solution to restore function and relieve pain.

Large Cavities Or Decayed Teeth

When there are large cavities in a tooth, trying to repair the cavity with a filling can place the tooth at significant risk for breaking. By capping the tooth with a crown, the cavity is repaired, and the structural integrity of the tooth is ensured.

Excessive Tooth Wear

When teeth are excessively worn down due to teeth grinding, highly acidic diets, bulimia, or acid reflux the function of the bite may collapse, and the best solution is to cap the tooth with a fully formed dental crown. This restores the function of biting and chewing while also saving the tooth from further damage.

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If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, Drs. David O’Donnell, and William Galbreath can provide you with a cosmetic dental treatment in Lexington, KY to correct the flaws in your teeth and help you achieve a more beautiful smile!

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Periodontal Maintenance

After you have completed your treatment for gum disease, our dentists will schedule regular appointments for periodontal maintenance to ensure that your gum disease does not return and that your mouth remains free of harmful bacteria.

Periodontal Treatments

ODonnell Family Dentistry offers periodontal treatments for patients with gum disease. When your gums become infected, it can cause swelling, redness, and easy bleeding, and can eventually lead to tooth loss and bone deterioration.

Restorative Dentistry

Drs. David O’Donnell, and William Galbreath provide restorative dentistry in Lexington, Kentucky, to help patients who have severely damaged or missing teeth restore their healthy, beautiful smiles.

Dental Implants

Are you missing teeth? If so, you could be a candidate for dental implants in Lexington, Kentucky!

Implant Supported Dentures

If you need to replace many or all the teeth in a full arch, our dentists may recommend implant supported dentures. This restoration offers all the stability of single-tooth implants, without the cost of replacing every individual tooth!

Dental Crowns

Porcelain dental crowns in Lexington, Kentucky, can provide you with a natural-looking, durable restoration, returning the strength, appearance, and function of your tooth after it has been damaged or experienced severe decay.

Dental Bridges

When you are missing multiple teeth in a row, Drs. David O’Donnell, and William Galbreath can provide you with a porcelain dental bridge to close the gap in your smile and give you a beautiful, long-lasting restoration.

Dentures

If you are missing many or all your teeth, dentures or partial dentures may be the option for you! Dentures can restore your smile and provide support for your face, helping to support your cheeks and lips to maintain a healthier overall appearance.

Root Canal Treatment

Drs. David O’Donnell, and William Galbreath can provide you with a root canal, also known as endodontics, when the pulp of your teeth becomes infected or is injured. Endodontic treatments can often heal and restore your tooth, and prevent the need for an extraction.