orthodontist kansas city ksGetting a new crown is a common procedure to replace a decayed tooth, broken tooth, or to complete the dental implant process. While many people are happy with the outcome of their dental crowns, sometimes the color, shape, or size may be incorrect, leading to a less-than-seamless smile. Our orthodontist in Kansas City, KS, explains how the process works and what to do if you are unhappy with your outcome. 

How is a Crown Made?

When you go in to start your procedure, your tooth will be prepared, and an impression of your bite will be taken to make a temporary crown to protect your tooth and to send to the dental lab for your permanent restoration. You will wear the temporary crown for about two weeks while the lab fabricates your permanent crown. The temporary crown protects your tooth from bacteria and keeps it from shifting out of place. After two weeks, you will have the permanent crown cemented.

Placing the Crown

You will first try on your permanent crown before it is cemented. Make sure that it feels comfortable, fits properly, that the color matches, and that the size is correct. To get the most accurate picture, ask to go outside in natural light to check that it looks seamless. Once it’s cemented permanently, you’re stuck with it!

What if It’s Wrong?

If your new crown doesn’t feel right, your bite feels off, or you don’t like the color, immediately tell your doctor before it’s cemented. They have the ability to re-do the crown to your liking.

Note that even a well-fitting crown might feel off for a few days as you get used to it. If you otherwise like the color and shape and decide to have it cemented and test it out, make sure you are careful when chewing and biting, as you can crack or break a crown that hits against your other teeth. However, it is recommended that everything is perfect before having it permanently affixed. The only way to fix the problem after is to completely start the process over.

Contact Our Orthodontist in Kansas City, KS, Today To Learn More!

The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about braces, Invisalign, or other orthodontia-related topics from our orthodontist, feel free to contact Burleson Orthodontics by calling 816.759.0123.

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Our Briarcliff Village Orthodontics Office
4135 N. Mulberry Drive,
Kansas City, MO 64116
Phone: 816-384-0801
Hours: Monday – Saturday with morning, afternoon
and evening appointments available

Our Liberty Orthodontics Office
5 Westowne Drive, Suite 502
Liberty, MO 64068
Phone: 816.384.0356
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm,
Saturday 8:00am – 12:00pm

Our Raymore Orthodontics Office
401 Laurus Drive
Raymore, MO 64083
Phone: 816.945.6927
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm,
Saturday 8:00am – 12:00pm

Our Briarcliff Village Orthodontics Office
4135 N. Mulberry Drive,
Kansas City, MO 64116
Phone: 816-384-0801
Hours: Monday – Saturday with morning, afternoon
and evening appointments available

Our Liberty Orthodontics Office
5 Westowne Drive, Suite 502
Liberty, MO 64068
Phone: 816.384.0356
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm,
Saturday 8:00am – 12:00pm

Our Raymore Orthodontics Office
401 Laurus Drive
Raymore, MO 64083
Phone: 816.945.6927
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm,
Saturday 8:00am – 12:00pm

 

The award-winning Kansas City orthodontists and Kansas City pediatric dentists of Burleson Orthodontics specialize in dental care for your baby or child and the most advanced types of braces for children, teens and adults. With three convenient orthodontic offices in Kansas City, MO, Liberty, MO, and Raymore, MO, there is sure to be an office near you. Call 816.384.0801 today for your or your child's complimentary, no-obligation consultation for braces or Invisalign today!

 

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