How We Craft Lifelike Dental Crowns

When you have an oral health issue too severe to be treated with a filling, we may instead cap the tooth with a durable and lifelike dental crown. These can restore function, health, and beauty to your smile again! In today’s blog, your Prairie Village, KS, dentist explains how we create and place natural-looking dental crowns!

The Oral Health Concerns We Address

A dental crown, also known as a full restoration, covers the vulnerable portion of your tooth to address multiple restorative issues with a cosmetic approach. Our team can treat tooth decay too severe for a filling, or complete a root canal for an infected tooth. Placement can repair cracked or chipped teeth, lengthen worn down structures, and also correct misshapen teeth too. Placement could be used to improve overall bite balance and chewing function, and if you have missing teeth, they can support a bridge or even restore a single tooth dental implant!

Creating a Custom Dental Restoration

We take a custom approach when we place a crown. To begin, our team will numb the tooth being treated so we can comfortably remove outer structure to make room for the restoration. We then take detailed images of the prepared tooth and use them in a lab setting to design and craft your custom restoration. When possible, we opt for lifelike materials. For the front facing teeth, we can place all-porcelain, and for the side and rear teeth which endure greater bite force levels, we can use zirconia or porcelain-fused-to-metal, which are also shaded to blend with your smile.

Attaching Your Restoration

When we have completed your new one, you will return to the office for placement. We will check the fit and if necessary, make some final adjustments to ensure an optimal fit. We then attach the finished restoration with a powerful bonding agent, which can secure it for years to come. To help them last and stay bright, you need to practice good oral hygiene habits. At home, be sure you brush and floss daily, cut back on the sugar in your food and drink, and avoid tobacco products. We also urge you to see our team for a checkup and cleaning visit every few months. These actions help keep your crown secure, and also safeguards your remaining natural teeth too.

If you have any questions about how our team will design and craft a dental crown, then contact our team today to learn more. We want you to smile with confidence this summer and beyond!


We want to help you avoid complications like tooth decay and infection by addressing your restorative concerns right away. To find out more about repairing your smile in two visits, you can call Dr. Browne in Prairie Village, KS, at 913-901-8585.