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  • review rating 5  From the front office to the Dentist, the experience was awesome. Everyone took their time to help and thoroughly explain all details. This was my first visit and now I have a great dental facility!!

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  • review rating 5  All staff members are very nice.I came in after having neck surgery. Range of motion wasn’t normal for me. They worked on it to make sure I was comfortable and not in pain.Will be going back again.

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  • review rating 5  OUTSTANDING!! Love this place and the folks there are a long way past SUPER! If you’re not going here, well, it’s on you, cause you’re missing out! Thanks Dr. Buske, Veronica and Angela!! ;-)!

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  • review rating 5  I have never had such an enjoyable procedure. Usually I am not in the least bit excited to have work done. After my visit I am certain I won’t have to look for a long time. The staff was nothing but professional, caring, and efficient. Even the numbing process needed for my procedure was the best I have ever experienced. Thank you for the stellar service!

    thumb James Woodson
  • review rating 5  Nice, clean place everyone are very friendly. The doctor always done a great job. I have been there for many years…!

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Am I a Candidate for Dental Crowns?

candidate for dental crownsAm I a Candidate for Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are not crowns in a typical way. They are not round bands of metal that fit around the tooth. They are actually, tooth-shaped caps that cover whatever is left of a tooth once it has been repaired and restored. As your preferred dentist in Springfield, MO, Chesterfield Family Dental offers dental crown treatment and yet we also want to briefly review what makes someone a candidate for dental crowns, too.

The Simple Truth About Dental Crowns

As one of the most commonly used forms of restorative and cosmetic dentistry, dental crowns are found in almost every modern mouth. This is because they are so dependable and flexible as a solution. Consider that you are a candidate for dental crowns if you:

  • Have a tooth with extensive decay and it is now weakened from removal of that material
  • Have a tooth treated with a root canal
  • Have had an implant
  • Have old amalgam fillings replaced
  • Have a tooth that is deeply stained in impossible to whiten in traditional ways
  • Have a tooth that has been fractured or damaged in a way that makes it impossible to bond or mend effectively

That brief list identifies almost anyone as a candidate for dental crowns. Really, it is only patients who have lost teeth and are using dentures who are not going to qualify as a candidate for a crown. However, before assuming that dental crowns are the answer for you, it is best to come in and be seen by our team. Speaking with our dental crowns specialist can help any patient to understand what their treatment will involve and if they might opt for something else.

For example, the patient with a deeply stained tooth may decide to have bonding done as a short term answer. Bonding is going to last around a decade, or more, while crowns will typically last much longer. The same can be said of a patient with a chipped or cracked tooth in the front of the mouth. While a crown could work as a solution, they might opt for porcelain veneers.

Contact Our Brea Dentist Office for Restorative Dentistry and Dental Crowns

If you believe you are a good candidate for dental crowns, but have some questions, feel free to give us a call at our Springfield, MO office at 417-888-0771. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.

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I am always excited to go to the dentist now that I go to Chesterfield Family Dental. They always answer any questions I have and are so friendly and nice. I am always so comfortable here, which is saying alot because I have peridontal disease and the treatment for it doesn't always feel so great, but when Im here, the hygenist makes me forget all about it!
Salina J.
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The staff is so warm and welcoming from the moment you walk in the door. Even though my son is a bit apprehensive about going to the dentist since he had to have four teeth pulled in the past, he is still always happy to see them. Dr. Buzbee and his staff are so great and patient with him. He leaves with a smile on his face and no cavities!
Julie C.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Buzbee for as long as I can remember. The Staff at Chesterfield Family Dental is always greet you when you walk in and they seem to know everyone by name. The care you get for the staff is always great and all seem to be the best of the best at what they do. I have always recommend anyone I know to go see them and will continue to do so in the future.
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Dr. Roger D. Buzbee

Dr. Roger D. Buzbee graduated from University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Dentistry. He began in private practice as a Springfield dentist in 1988. In 2000 he began attending the Las Vegas Institute of Cosmetic Studies (LVI), where he became a full mouth graduate.