The Dental Center of Mishawaka
112 Ironworks Avenue, Suite B1, Mishawaka, IN 46544

Crowning Glory – How Dental Crowns Give Teeth New Life

Dental Crowns

Each tooth is made up of two parts. A tooth’s root extends into the jaw and is covered by gum tissue and bone. The clinical crown of a tooth is the visible, white portion of the tooth that is seen above the gum line on lower teeth and below the gum line on upper teeth. A dental crown is a restorative covering that is attached to the outside of the clinical crown to fully or partially conceal and protect it. Dental crowns, sometimes called caps, fill both aesthetic and functional roles.

When is a Dental Crown Needed? A tooth may require a crown when a large filling weakens its structural integrity. Crowns are also necessary after root canal treatment because the tooth is left hollow and prone to fracture. A crown may also relieve pain caused by serious tooth fractures or restore a tooth with a broken cusp. Dental crowns can correct unsightly discoloration and make inappropriately shaped or sized teeth look more natural. They are also used in making dental bridges and to cover implants.

Types of Dental Crowns. Crowns are made from a variety of materials including gold or metal alloys, stainless steel, porcelain, ceramic, composite resin, zirconia, or a combination of several different materials. All types have pros and cons. Ceramic or porcelain crowns are often preferred for their natural appearance. Some dentists can make ceramic crowns in the office while patients wait. Stainless steel crowns are typically used to cover children’s baby teeth. Traditional gold crowns are extremely durable and require less modification of the natural tooth.

Is Getting a Crown Painful? Before preparing and placing the crown, the tooth is numbed with a local anesthetic injection, so no pain is felt during the process. Patients may experience minimal pain, sensitivity, or soreness in the tooth and surrounding gums for a short period of time following the procedure.

How Long Will a Crown Last? With proper oral care, most dental crowns will last between 10 and 20 years.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Mishawaka, call The Dental Center of Mishawaka today at (574) 285-0460 or make an appointment.

The Dental Center offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Mishawaka. With 4 affiliated practices throughout Indiana, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At The Dental Center of Mishawaka, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at The Dental Center of Mishawaka.

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Competent and very nice folks.
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I had excellent service here. The staff was super nice and helpful. Also, they did an excellent job on my teeth!
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Very friendly staff and no long wait.
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It’s actually a pleasure to have dental work done. The most caring practice I have ever been to. They are even great with kids. So glad I chose this office.
Raimie W.
Took my 5-year-old to get cavities filled, he actually fell asleep! I got to stay with him the whole time. The staff was amazing, I would highly recommend this office.
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overall staff was great felt like they care about everyone. No pressure they give you honest advice and let you make the decide what course to take the your dental health.
Greg C.
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Maury B.
The hygienist was extremely patient
Ellayna P.
My appt was fast and easy! I was in a hurry so I enjoyed going in, getting my cleaning and getting out of there in less than an hour!
Danielle S.
Dr Keiser and Britne are both great! Very professional, and made sure that it was a comfortable experience for me
Alicia D.
I needed 1day service, and Dr. Gasko and the staff made this possible. As usual, the Dental Center showed total concern for my need.
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Everyone was so polite and so good with my kids.
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Great customer service! The hygienist and doctor was extremely gentle and caring. They respected my privacy during my visit. I highly recommend The Dental Center!!
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Staff is personal and friendly.
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The staff is fast, friendly and efficient every time for the past 2 years. They have the shortest wait times of any dentist I’ve ever been to.
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  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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