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Crowns, Bridges, and Veneers Leawood
Most of us, at some point, find ourselves with a tooth in need of repair.
When it comes to dental restorations, Dr. Engelmann takes a conservative approach because we recognize the importance of maintaining as much of your natural tooth as possible.
Whether you need a tooth-colored filling, porcelain crown, dental bridge, or veneer, Dr. Engelmann restores teeth back to their natural form by striving to emphasize not just the color, but the shape and contours of the teeth as well, when completing restorations.
At Dental 133, we use proven dental materials to ensure that you receive restorations you can trust and rely on for years to come. The material of choice for dental fillings is composite resin, which can be customized to match your existing teeth so it’s esthetically appealing.
Our attention to detail starts with gently putting the affected teeth to sleep while you listen to music or watch television throughout the appointment. We then remove the diseased portion of the tooth as conservatively as possible and prepare the remaining tooth surface to achieve maximum adhesion of the filling to the tooth. The filling is then placed in a manner that will virtually eliminate post-treatment sensitivity and ensure the longevity of your restoration.
If your tooth sustains an injury, decay, fracture, or infection that is beyond the scope of what a dental filling can predictably repair, Dr. Engelmann will recommend a dental crown for you.
A crown is designed to replace your entire tooth while protecting the integrity of your remaining tooth structure and root. Repairing your tooth with a crown will provide all the function you enjoyed with your natural tooth, and you’ll be able to brush and floss with ease again as well.
A bridge is an ideal replacement for one or more adjacent missing teeth. Using crowns as anchors to your healthy teeth, a bridge then uses prosthetic teeth to fill in the gap left by your missing teeth. Dr. Engelmann will design and customize your bridge so it naturally complements your smile. Strategically placed dental implants can also be used as anchors to support a bridge.
A dental veneer is an ideal treatment choice for repairing issues such as:
- Gaps or spacing
- Misaligned teeth
- Discoloration or staining
- Size discrepancies
- Misshapen teeth
- Small chips, fractures, and wear
A veneer is a thin layer of custom-designed porcelain that fits over your natural tooth structure. We can use veneers to repair one tooth or enhance an entire smile. Directly bonded to your tooth, veneers help to add strength and longevity.
They’re also simple to care for, as you’ll be able to brush and floss with ease. With excellent home care and regular checkups with our office, your veneers can potentially last for many years.
Dr. Engelmann has hundreds of hours of advanced training in designing and placing dental restorations, so whatever your repair needs may be, you can rest assured that you’re in excellent hands. Contact our office today to learn more.