Enhancing Dental Health and Beauty in Independence and Blue Springs, MO

We take lost and damaged teeth very seriously. Our crowns and bridges provide the restoration results you need to smile proudly and confidently.

Dental Crowns and Bridges in Independence and Blue Springs, MO

At Kansas City Smiles & Co., your smile is our top priority. Dr. Nikki Chrstian and Dr. Wesley Christian restore and enhance teeth with high-quality dental crowns and bridges. Whether you want to improve your smile’s appearance or require a solution for tooth damage, we are here to help with state-of-the-art treatments. We’ve invested in advanced technology to provide dental crowns in just one visit, whereas most dental offices require at least two visits.

For expert care and beautiful results with dental crowns and bridges, trust the professionals at Kansas City Smiles & Co. Schedule a consultation today to discuss how we can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.

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  • What are dental crowns?

    Dental crowns are custom-fitted coverings placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. Crowns can be made from various materials such as ceramic, porcelain fused to metal, or gold, each offering unique benefits for durability and aesthetics.

  • When do you need a dental crown?

    Dental crowns serve several purposes, including protecting a weak tooth from breaking or restoring an already broken tooth. Crowns cover and support teeth with large fillings when there isn’t much tooth left and hold dental bridges in place. At Kansas City Smiles & Co., we ensure that your dental crown is perfectly matched to the natural color of your teeth, blending seamlessly with your smile.

  • What are the benefits of a dental crown?

    • Enhancing Your Smile: A beautifully crafted dental crown not only restores the functionality of your teeth but also transforms your smile aesthetically. This improvement in appearance can significantly enhance your self-confidence and social interactions.
    • Long-Term Dental Health Improvements: Our dentists prioritize saving and preserving your teeth. Sometimes, however, a tooth cannot be restored with fillings or other types of repairs. In that case, a dental crown can be used to protect and strengthen the tooth’s structure. The crown helps prevent further decay and maintains a healthy oral structure, supporting your overall dental hygiene regime.
  • What is a dental bridge?

    A dental bridge is a dental restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth. The bridge is typically made up of two or more crowns that are placed over the teeth on either side of the gap left by the missing tooth or teeth. These teeth are known as abutment teeth and serve as anchors for the bridge. Between the two abutment teeth, a false tooth, or pontic, fills the gap left by the missing tooth or teeth. The pontic can be made from various materials, including porcelain, gold, or alloys.

    Bridges are designed to be fixed in place so the patient cannot remove them. They are typically attached to the abutment teeth using dental cement, which securely holds the bridge in place. Dental bridges can replace one or more missing teeth and are a popular alternative to dentures or dental implants. With proper care, dental bridges can last over ten years or longer.

    Different types of dental bridges include:

    • Traditional bridges
    • Cantilever bridges
    • Maryland bridges
    • Implant-supported bridges

    The choice of bridge depends on your specific needs, and our dentists will work with you to find the best solution.

  • What are the benefits of dental bridges?

    Dental bridges are a common dental treatment that can help restore your ability to chew and speak properly while also maintaining the shape of your face. They are designed to distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth, and they play an important role in preventing your remaining teeth from shifting out of position.

  • What does a dental crown or bridge procedure include?

    The process of getting a crown or bridge at Kansas City Smiles & Co. involves a few key steps: tooth preparation, impression taking, temporary crown or bridge placement, and finally, the fitting of the permanent fixture. This process typically requires two to three visits to our office.

  • How do I maintain dental crowns and bridges?

    Maintaining dental crowns and bridges is similar to caring for your natural teeth. Regular brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings will keep your restorations in top condition and extend their lifespan.

  • How long do dental crowns and bridges last?

    With proper care, they can last 5-15 years or even longer. 

  • Are crowns or bridges painful?

    Most patients experience very little to no discomfort during the procedure.

  • How much do crowns and bridges cost?

    Costs can vary depending on the type of crown or bridge. We offer financing options to fit your budget.

  • Can you repair a broken crown or bridge?

    Yes, in many cases, the full functionality of crowns and bridges can be restored through repair or replacement.

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Independence, MO

3820 South Whitney Ave
Independence, MO 64055
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Hours

Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: By Appointment

Phone

816-373-7374

Email Address

[email protected]

Blue Springs, MO

1400 South Outer Road
Blue Springs, MO 64015
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Hours

Monday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: Closed

Phone

816-229-4010

Email Address

[email protected]