Meramec Family Dentistry

Meramec Family Dentistry


Most dental work is easy to identify as being artificial. At Meramec Family Dentistry, we strive to provide dental solutions that are indistinguishable from natural teeth. We replace existing crowns and fillings with restoration work that more appropriately and accurately mimics your natural smile

When damage to a tooth or teeth is extreme and seems to be beyond repair, Meramec Family Dentistry can help. Our team uses porcelain or porcelain “pasted on gold” crowns to make our patients’ grins look brand new. 

The latest technology in dentistry allows us to perform reliable dental restorations for even the most severe cases. Our dental crowns in Arnold, MO are able to permanently replace missing teeth in order to provide a complete smile and deliver a functional bite. 

Our office is renowned for the quality of our work and the life-changing effects our treatment options have on our patients. Through our dental crown treatment options, we are able to provide long-lasting correction for major dental issues. With proper dental hygiene techniques, our dental crowns can last for 20 to 30 years

2-3 decades of use is as close to permanent as a dental intervention can be. 


Crown fittings require at least two appointments to visit the dentist. During the first appointment, plaque and tartar are removed, the tooth is shaped, and the area is fitted with a temporary crown. Temporary crowns are composed of either plastic or metal. 

During the second visit for your dental treatment, our dentist will remove the temporary crown in order to fit and adjust the final crown. Once that crown has been fitted and adjusted, our team will cement the final crown into place. 

After that? You have a beautiful new tooth! 


Although the most obvious effects of dental crowns are the improvements to the visible portion of your tooth, there are additional benefits afforded by crown installation. These include:

    • Replacing missing teeth
    • Offering support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
    • Looking completely natural
    • Fixing smile and functional chewing problems


Crown and bridgework treatments are reliable solutions for common, major dental problems. Problems may be caused by accidents, disease such as periodontal disease, or simple wear and tear, and most can be corrected using either a crown or a bridge. 

The materials used to construct bridges and crowns are typically either high-grade porcelain or porcelain bonded to gold. The higher strength of porcelain and gold is typically encouraged for more serious dental emergencies and damages. 

When accidental damage occurs and results in lost teeth, teeth are broken through excessive use or inadequate brushing and flossing practices, or old fillings are broken down, crowns and bridges offer superlative long-term solutions. 

Many dental patients complain of pain from previously filled rear teeth. This is usually a result of hairline cracks in the teeth. Placing crowns over cracked teeth relieves pain and restores full dental function. 

Pain found in front teeth is often caused by older fillings weakening the tooth and resulting in spotting or chipping. Crowning and bridging these teeth may be ideal if porcelain veneers are not a viable option. 

Crowns and bridges can also be used to cap teeth that have undergone root canal treatment. Placing a porcelain crown over the tooth can prevent breakage and further damage to the tooth.

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