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 dental 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 dental 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 dental 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, dental crowns and/or dental 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 dental 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 dental bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.
I recently had my top teeth crowned from canine to canine. I would have had this procedure done years ago had I known the outcome was going to be so positive. I now have the smile I've always wanted. Dr. Wiedower and his team are incredible!
- Susan S
Friendly staff and well coordinated operation
- Carolyn M
The staff and Dr.Weidower were very kind and compassionate and understanding. I would recommend them to anyone. Exceptional people.
- Rebecca Gossett G
I couldn't be happier with Westport Dental in Conway. I'm glad I found them.
- Rob B
After moving to Conway over 5 years ago, had tried 2 other dentists before choosing Westport Dental. Glad I kept looking. Very nice, clean, attractive building, staff, and convenient location. Enough said.
- James S
Both the admin staff and dental professionals have all been all extremely professional, courteous, and helpful on each of my visits. I had to get fillings and a crown fitted which I was a little worried about. However, Dr Wiedower and his staff made me feel at ease all along the way. More importantly, they did an absolutely excellent job on my teeth. I highly recommend using this clinic.
- Peter S
Everyone in the clinic is friendly and professional. I used to get anxious before going to the dentist but I have found the staff to be very kind and caring, alleviating any nervousness I might have. I'm very pleased with my decision to use Westport Dental.
- Tamara M
Always impressed with the professionalism and concern for the patient.
- susan d
- matt w
I have always dreaded going to the dentist, until now. Never have I experienced such professional and caring people. Highly recommend Westport Dental.
- Jennifer B
First time that I have had the Dr. and Tech. explain every step that they are taking. Really put me at ease.. Seems like everyone really knows their job. First time I have had a temporary crown fit so well. I'm amazed to say this but a visit to the dentist wasn't bad.
- Pat H
Dr Wiedower has been my dentist for over 14 years. He is a great dentist and cares for his patients. He is also very proficient in the dental procedure he performs. He has also come with me to Mexico and China and Haiti on mission trips. He has a heart for people!
- Dr. Quentin W
I love coming to Westport Dental. I've always felt comfortable with the staff & procedures.
- Jenna W
- Jack canant R
My husband and I have been patients for 15+ years!
- Carol/Dudley A
Been coming here with the whole family for years. I'd recommend these great ppl to anyone. A great and friendly staff.
- Nina Baker M
I have always experienced a great deal of anxiety when visiting dentist's in the past, but since I have become a patient at Westport Dental my anxiety has been all but alleviated. Dr Wiedower makes what can be potentially painful procedures painless. As for his work, I can't say enough good things about it. Until this past year I hated the look of my teeth and rarely smiled. I work in human resources and am a performer part time, so my smile is very important. But since Dr. Wiedower crowned my upper teeth I smile all the time. I have my old self confidence back and even enjoy having my picture taken. I can't say enough good things about Dr. Wiedower and the Westport Dental staff! Thank you Westport Dental!
- Melissa S.
I have come to know Dr. Wiedower about 25 to 30 years ago, He had just started his practice in Conway, and I am still with him...I will have to tell you he is one of the most talented, very informative person i know, this Doctor has a lot of love and patients with you....my teeth were so bad i had to see him 3 times a week, with me working it was hard for me to get off, and with him starting out he stayed open til later on in the night, just to help his patients out that had to work....I have called him on Sunday's with a lot of pain, he would call his assistant Angie, they would meet me at the office, now tell me what Doctor would do that.!!!!. He build him an office and hired 3 amazing ladies, and I have come to love each one of them, they are wonderful ladies,. I have called with my tooth hurting, and they will do their best to work you in, if it meant that Dr. Wiedower and ladies have to stay late or do without their lunch....I am most pleased with his work, gentleness, & loving ways....I feel like family when i go in to see them..,,,,i have grown up with them, OR, they have grown up with me....Thank you for being the Doctor you are......
- Nana Kay T.
thanks to dr wiedower,i can now smile and not worry about my teeth not looking good. i had a broken front tooth and thank you dr wiedower for fixing my smile with crowns.i have had no problems and thank you.
- mary t.
i have seen over 25 dentists in my lifetime. Most of my experiences have not been pleasant, and I used to literally have to be given gas just to get the numbing shots. However, Dr. Wiedower has been a blessing to me. after breaking a tooth, he and his staff not only fit me into his schedule, but he fixed it without any pain and got me back to work quickly. He is the fastest, most proficient dentist I have ever been to. I barely feel the shots when needed. He also does not try and tell you that you need unnecessary work, he is very conscious of dental costs to his patients. i highly recommend this office and Dr. Wiedower, and i will never go anywhere else now!
- Theresa F.