Dental Crowns – Lakewood, CO

Top Your Teeth with Beautiful Caps

However strong they might be, teeth don’t heal themselves when they suffer harm. A decayed or damaged tooth, in fact, will only get worse without outside help. It may even lower your quality of life. Fortunately, there’s a way to repair such pearly whites – dental crowns! As provided by Dedicated Dentistry, these items work to protect your smile and restore its looks. To learn more about them, keep reading or call our office today.

What is a Dental Crown?

A woman about to receive dental crowns

Simply put, a dental crown is a “cap” of sorts for a weakened tooth. When placed by a qualified dentist, it protects, covers, and restores the treated area with durable material. The crown’s substance can thus range from metals like gold to enamel-colored porcelain.

Due to how it works, a dental crown is ideal for patients with one (or more) of the following:

  • A tooth that’s greatly worn down or broken
  • Severely discolored or misshapen teeth
  • Tooth decay that a filling can’t treat
  • Teeth that just underwent root canal therapy
  • A weak smile that needs extra support to prevent fractures

The Dental Crown Process

A close-up of a dental crown sitting on a person’s finger

For most dental practices, crafting and placing a crown takes two appointments. We at Dedicated Dentistry, however, work differently. CEREC technology lets us design, fabricate, and place crowns in just a single visit. That said, this one appointment still involves a multi-step process.

First, you’ll consult Dr. Henry on your crown treatment. This process involves telling him your smile goals, medical history, procedure questions, etc. By doing so, he’ll understand how to proceed with your care.

When the consultation is done, our team will prep your tooth for its crown. This step is notable for removing bits of your enamel, ensuring the prosthetic will fit well. It’ll also mean taking digital impressions of your mouth. Once we’ve taken these pictures, we’ll use computers to design and create the custom-made crown.

With the permanent crown ready, you’ll be ready for its placement. With that done, we’ll polish the prosthetic, make final adjustments, and let you enjoy your new smile.

The Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown

A lab worker making dental crowns

As referenced before, a damaged tooth gets worse if left untreated. A dental crown, though, can prevent complications and provide benefits like:

  • A Great-Looking Smile: When working with visible teeth, we place crowns made of tooth-colored porcelain. So, you can expect results that blend seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
  • Tooth Protection: A crown covers a tooth’s damaged area, protecting your pearly white. As such, it’ll keep issues like tooth infections or a need for a root canal at bay.
  • Improved Comfort & Chewing: A decayed or damaged tooth will often feel jagged and sensitive. With a crown, though, its surface will be more comfortable and help you chew food.
  • Long-Lasting Effects: Given proper oral care, a dental crown can last 15 years or more.