Dental Crowns

Most dentistry looks like dentistry. Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We replace existing crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.

Where damage to a person’s teeth is extreme, and apparently beyond repair, we can use porcelain or porcelain “pasted on gold” crowns to make the smile appear “as new”. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems, even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite. We are renowned for the quality of our work and the fantastic changes we make for people using this technology. These treatments are used for a long-lasting correction of major dental problems. It is usual for these treatments to last for 20 to 30 years, which is as close to permanent as dental treatment can get.

How long does it take to fit a dental crown?

Fitting a crown requires at least two visits to our office. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown of either plastic or metal.

On the subsequent visit we will remove the temporary crown, and then fit and adjust the final crown. Finally, we will cement the crown into place and you have a new beautiful looking tooth.

Key Benefits of Dental Crowns

  • Replaces missing teeth
  • Offers support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
  • Looks completely natural
  • Fixes “smile” and functional chewing problems

What are the capabilities of crowns?

Crown and bridgework is a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused through accidents, diseases or wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. Material used in these repairs is either high-grade porcelain, or porcelain bonded to gold. A higher strength of the porcelain and gold materials is recommended to treat the most serious of dental problems. Where accidental damage has occurred, resulting in lost teeth, or where teeth have broken away through excessive wear, or as the result of old fillings breaking, crowns and/or bridges can be used as a long-term solution.

Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, which is usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function for these teeth. In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause “appearance” problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns and bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.

Ankeny Family Dental Center

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Very friendly staff. Did a great job on my crown.

- Brad D

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We had been patients of our last dentist in Newton for many many years and were very happy there. When he retired recently we decided it was time to get a dentist here in Ankeny where we now live. We felt it was going to be difficult to find a dentist that we liked as…

- Duane M

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Out of all the available dentists in Ankeny, I made an excellent choice. So happy with the doctors and staff. I'm a lucky girl!!

- Pat W

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Staff is really friendly and helpful. Found appointments for my difficult schedule and checked preauthorization for my insurance too. Dr Gelfond took the time to do the job right and with as little discomfort as possible. Still need to return for the final crowning but so far he has found and corrected each problem tooth.

- Dave M

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Our family has been coming here for years and always they are all very courteous and top professionals. Good people. Good work.

- Wallace S

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We are fairly new to Ankeny and your office was recommended by a friend. I had been using our dentist in our previous community for over 46 years, actually driving back there for the last three years. I had a cracked tooth that needed care right away and decided to try Dr. Gelfond. That was…

- Duane M

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Great place that I love to recommend because I am confident that they will receive the same professional care from skilled doctors and an outstanding staff that I receive every time.

- Dan P

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Dr. Gelfond completed my crown this afternoon. As always, the entire staff was kind and friendly. The entire two visit procedure went really well, with practically no pain at all. I really trust both of these dentists with my teeth and have no reservations about recommending them. They do great work and concentrate on dental…

- Karin C

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Dr Lensch and his entire office staff are outstanding! I was never a huge fan of dentists but then we met Dr Lensch! He is very caring and takes great care of our whole family!

- Scarlet A

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My children had been coming to this office for years. It was closer and more convenient for them and they were happy here. I had been going to an office closer to my office where I had gone for more than 20 years. I lost my job and would be losing my insurance in 3…

- Judith N

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Dr Gelfond is an exceptional dentist. He is professional, compassionate, and an expert in his field. He is always considerate of my well-being and makes sure I am doing okay during the procedures. The work I have had done since Dr. Gelfond has come into the practice has always been top notch. I recommend him…

- Dee n

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It was a very comfortable, painless experience. It was the first time I've had crown work here and I have had nothing but a positive experience.

- Paula N

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My daughter told me how much she liked going to Dr. Gelfond, so I decided to "give it a try." So far I have had a cleaning, three new crowns, and have two crowns to go. I am very pleased with the work of Dr. Gelfond and his staff. They help me feel so relaxed.…

- Carol B

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