Lawson Family Dentistry

Same-Day Dental Crowns Urbandale

We have a lot to cover here because these are some of the most common cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures that Dr. Jessica Lawson in Urbandale, performs on a regular basis. The most exciting aspect of these procedures is that many of them can be performed in just one visit to your restorative dentist in Urbandale.

Advanced dental technology and Dr. Lawson’s extensive education, training, and experience in restorative dentistry in Urbandale allow you to have the dental repair you need in no time at all. Whether you have to get back to work or just want to enjoy the rest of the day, your time in the dentist’s chair will be minimal with many of the procedures we’ll describe here.

Same-Day Dental Crowns

With an array of advanced dental materials and technology, modern restorations are often crafted to address a specific area of your tooth while leaving the rest of the tooth relatively untouched.

Sometimes, however, the best approach is to completely shield the tooth so that it can remain in place without suffering further damage to its structure. Dental crowns may be one of the oldest forms of restorative dentistry, but today’s same-day crowns are also among the most highly customizable options.

Today, dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials to suit every patient’s unique needs and preferences. In some cases, Dr. Jessica Lawson can even craft custom, same-day crowns in just a single appointment using PlanScan E4D technology.

Dental Bridges & Implant-Supported Bridges

Tooth loss makes your smile incomplete in more ways than one. Your smile suffers from a lack of consistency, and the loss can lead to a hazardous imbalance in your bite. To re-establish your bite balance and revitalize the appearance of your smile, Dr. Lawson can custom-design a dental bridge to replace your lost tooth.

A bridge may also be appropriate for more than one lost tooth if the teeth are adjacent to each other. Often made from lifelike dental porcelain, your dental bridge will blend in seamlessly and let you once again enjoy a full, beautiful, and fully functional smile.

Made from an appropriate number of replacement teeth, or pontics, a bridge is supported by adjoining dental crowns that are bonded to the healthy, natural teeth bordering the gap in your smile. However, for many patients, Dr. Lawson may suggest supporting a dental bridge on dental implants rather than modifying healthy teeth. Dental implant posts, which are surgically placed into your jawbone, offer highly lifelike support for your bridge, similar to the roots of your healthy teeth. With an implant bridge, you can enjoy the benefits of replacing your lost teeth while preserving a maximum amount of your healthy tooth structure.

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Tooth-Colored Resin Fillings

Tooth decay is the most frequently occurring dental health issue for kids and adults, and in many cases, dental fillings are the best way to treat the damage of tooth decay. In the past, metal amalgam was the filling material of choice due to its strength and durability. Yet, despite metal amalgam’s strength, composite resin fillings offer several advantages over metal in both appearance and the health and integrity of your tooth. Dr. Lawson uses tooth-colored resin fillings with great success.

Tooth-colored composite resin bonds securely to the structure of your tooth and retains its shape even years after it has been placed. In addition to blending in discreetly with the surrounding dentition, a resin filling also improves the long-term health of the tooth and reduces the risk of recurring decay.

Inlays & Onlays

Inlays and onlays are another way that Urbandale restorative dentists like Dr. Lawson repair flaws in teeth and restore smiles. When a tooth suffers decay, part of the enamel is damaged; to restore the enamel from the damage, a filling is necessary. Inlays and onlays are considered types of tooth-colored fillings in Urbandale.

Inlays and onlays are manufactured outside of the mouth and then cemented in. When teeth are too damaged for only a filling, but not so damaged that a dental crown is needed, inlays and onlays in Urbandale are often the best choice for repair. Inlays and onlays are made of porcelain materials that are custom-designed and manufactured for each patient.

There are slight differences between inlays and onlays. A dental onlay is used to cover the cusp of the tooth entirely (the entire chewing surface of a tooth). A ​dental inlay covers inside the cusp, which means that an inlay only covers the damaged area of the tooth. If you’re not quite sure of how they differ, Dr. Lawson will be able to show you in person at your appointment. We understand all of these options are a lot to process.

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Trial Smile Design

You’ll be amazed at the Trial Smile Design that Dr. Lawson offers her patients undergoing procedures to makeover their smiles. With this revolutionary software and materials, you can see and feel your new smile before the transformation even begins. Dr. Lawson’s Trial Smile Design costs nothing; she and her team simply want you to see what a beautiful smile you’ll have when your makeover is complete.

Same-Day Crowns & Other
Restorative Dentistry in Urbandale

Same-Day Crowns & Other Restorative Dentistry in Urbandale

If you know you need some dental work done but just aren’t sure what you need, let Dr. Lawson perform a comprehensive evaluation, share her findings with you, and devise a treatment plan that fits your budget, your schedule, and your goals.

Please call Lawson Dentistry at (515) 278-4366, or fill out our online contact form. One of our team members will reach out to answer any questions you may have or to get you scheduled for a new patient appointment.

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