Dental Crowns – Mankato, MN

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If you are self-conscious about cracked, broken, decayed, or worn teeth, we can bring back your healthy, natural-looking smile with dental crowns in Mankato, also called caps. A crown can return structure, strength, and function to a tooth with extensive decay or damage. Designed to fit snugly and function as a healthy tooth, a crown can protect your tooth from further damage and preserve the jaw’s correct natural alignment.

What Are Crowns Made Of?

We use precious metal, porcelain pressed (or fused) to metal, or all-porcelain crowns. To maintain a fully white smile, we recommend all-ceramic crowns. Our precise color-matching system allows us to find the right shade of porcelain to blend with your natural tooth color. Porcelain crowns are also extremely durable and long lasting, and these benefits make them popular with dentists as well as patients.

Same-Day Porcelain Crowns

For most dentists, the process of designing, fitting, and attaching a porcelain crown requires two appointments. That is because they rely on an outside laboratory to fabricate the crown. In Dr. Kalina’s office, things work a little differently. We have an advanced technology known as the CEREC system. We use it to take a detailed digital impression of your tooth. Then, our in-house milling unit uses that impression to create your crown right away. If you are a candidate for a same-day crown, you can skip the hassles of attending multiple dental appointments and wearing a temporary crown in between them. Learn more about same-day crowns here.

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Benefits of Crowns

Crowns offer some outstanding benefits:

  • By providing strong protection for a tooth, they can prevent the need for extractions.
  • They restore a tooth’s strength and can reduce dental pain and sensitivity.
  • They may last for 10 years or longer.
  • Kalina’s artistic eye and attention to detail ensure that porcelain restorations provide outstanding aesthetics.
  • Dental insurance often will provide benefit for dental crowns and other restorations. For patients without insurance, our Kalina Cares plan can lower the cost of treatment.

Caring for Your Restorations

Once a crown is placed, you can care for it as you do your natural teeth. Conscientious brushing twice a day and daily flossing will protect the base of your crown from bacterial growth. Be sure to see us at least two times each year for professional cleanings and a preventive (vs preventative) exam, too.

Would you like to know more about crowns? Your dentist in Mankato is ready to help! Contact us today to ask questions or schedule a restorative consultation.