Learn More From Our O’Fallon Dentist About The Dental Crown Process

Written by Dr. Brace on Jun 14, 2022

Dental crowns can help you smile confidently and jump back into your regular routine after dental damage. In our O’Fallon restorative dental office, this type of indispensable treatment is always tailored to fit the patient’s unique needs. Keep reading to learn more about the ways in which we personalize crowns…

Natural Tooth Shape 

One of the key things that our dental team will take into consideration when crafting your crown is that shape of your natural dental enamel. Look at your smile in the mirror and notice whether your teeth are rounded in appearance, or angular with sharp edges. Our team uses those natural teeth as guides when creating dental restorations.


When determining the size of your dental restoration our team will consider:

  1. How large your natural teeth are
  2. How much space you have a long your gum line
  3. Which size will allow you to maintain a healthy and even bite

Creating a customized crown is about a lot more than simply aesthetics—your dental health is just as important.

Adjacent Teeth

Our dental team takes special care to ensure that your new crown coordinates with the teeth surrounding it—this is how we achieve a seamless result. With that in mind, talk to your dentist about any dental whitening you’d like to do, as it makes sense to do this prior to having your crown placed. Remember, restorations cannot be lightened with professional whitening gels.

If you are dealing with dental damage or infection, a dental restoration may be able to help you reclaim your smile. Our O’Fallon dentists are here to give you any additional information and support that you need. Please don’t hesitate to get a hold of us by calling our office or using the Contact Us page on our website!