Quality Care From Our Florissant, MO Dentist


A dental crown is a permanent covering that fits over your original tooth that has been decayed, damaged, or cracked. It is made from a variety of different materials such as gold, acrylic resin, or porcelain to appeal to your aesthetic preferences. Many of our patients choose to go with a porcelain crown due to its natural appearance that blends in perfectly with the rest of your teeth. Your dental crown will be created by our Florissant, MO dentist, Dr. Paul S. Herrin, to fit comfortably in your mouth, so that you can feel more confident about your smile.

How Does A Dental Crown Work?

The purpose of a dental crown is to improve your smile and make your tooth stronger by restoring the damaged tooth to its natural shape and function. You may to need to have a crown to:

  • Cover any dental implants
  • Replace a cavity that is too large for a filling
  • Protect a weak tooth after a root canal treatment
  • Replace a missing tooth and need a bridge
  • Cover a discolored or misshapen tooth

During your Florissant, MO dental crown procedure, Dr. Herrin will numb your tooth and remove the decay in or around the infected area. He will then resculpt the tooth to provide an ideal fit for your new crown and send a molding of tooth to a lab to create a new ceramic crown. It will take a few weeks for the crown to be developed and sent back to our office. You will need to schedule an appointment with Dr. Herrin, so that he can ensure that the crown has the proper look and fit before cementing it into place.

Caring For Your Dental Crown

Once the procedure is completed, it is important to maintain proper dental hygiene to prevent any damage to the crown. By brushing twice a day and flossing once a day, it removes any plaque on your teeth for a healthy and bacteria-free mouth that can prevent oral diseases. We also recommend that you avoid chewing hard foods that may damage or break your crown. With proper care, your crowns can last a lifetime!

Contact Us For An Appointment

If you would like to know more about dental crowns or any of our other dental services, please feel free to contact us or complete our online appointment request form. Our friendly and welcoming staff are more than happy to answer any questions you may have when it comes to improving your oral health!


  • PAUL S. HERRIN, D.D.S. - 395 Derhake Rd., Florissant, MO 63031 Phone: 314-921-0070 Fax: 314-921-7506

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