Saint Louis Dentist Talks About Things To Keep In Mind When Getting Dental Crowns

Written by Dr. Grayem on Jun 14, 2022

If you are living with dental damage, our Saint Louis restorative dentists are here to help you with customized care and solutions. In today’s article, we are going to be discussing some of the ways in which we ensure that crowns and restorations meet our patients’ specific needs. Keep reading to learn more…

Natural Tooth Shape 

One of the most important things that we do when crafting a dental crown is to match the patient’s restoration shape to their natural tooth shapes. Take a look at your smile in the mirror—do your teeth appear rounded, with soft edges, or are they more angular? Every patient has unique dental shapes. It’s our job to use these as guides to create natural looking dental restorations.


When determining the optimal size of your dental restoration our team will look to your natural teeth as well as your existing bite. Generic, “one-size-fits-most” restorations that are too bulky can lead to bite dysfunction, as well as premature dental wear and tear.

Adjacent Teeth

Our team also takes special care to ensure that your dental crown blends in with the teeth directly surrounding it. This becomes especially important in terms of dental shade. Because crowns cannot be lightened with professional whitening treatments, it is best to lighten your smile prior to getting your crown. This allows our team to match your crown to your newly whitened smile.

Thanks to advancements in the world of dental technology, it is now easier and faster than ever before to correct dental damage. Give our Saint Louis dentists a call to learn more or to schedule your consultation with our team. We look forward to speaking with you!