• Dental Crowns with Metro Dental Care

    Dental Crowns with Metro Dental Care

    Dental crowns will help to preserve the integrity of teeth that are currently healthy but are damaged.

Dental Crowns

A dental crown can help protect a cracked tooth or even bring back complete functionality of a tooth with excessive decay. Dental Crowns (also called ‘caps’) are covers that are placed over teeth or dental implants. They are typically used when the damage is too much for a simpler procedure like veneers. Crowns are often used to help keep teeth healthy or for cosmetic reasons. They can help to mold teeth that are not shaped correctly, they can help to restore broken teeth or weak teeth that are at risk for breaking, to help attach bridges, cover dental implants, crowns can be used to assist strengthening a tooth when a filling isn’t enough, and they can be used for cosmetic purposes as well; such as, discolored teeth or unnaturaly shaped teeth.

The Procedure for Dental Crowns

The dentist will start by preparing the tooth or teeth for the crown by cleaning the tooth and removing any decay or other unstable parts of the current tooth.

After the dentist has prepped the tooth for the crown, the dentist must make an impression. In order for the crown to fit the current tooth where it will be placed, the dentist must make impressions of the tooth that is going to be crowned.

After the impression is made, the dentist will typically create a temporary crown to be used while a more permanent crown is created at the dental laboratory.

Once the permanent crown is completed, the dental laboratory will send it to the dentist. The dentist will then permanently adhere the final crown after removing the temporary crown.

After the crown has been permanently installed (please note that there is no permanent adhesive and that future maintenance might be needed), it can be treated just like any other tooth. Crowns should be maintained like other teeth as well by brushing twice daily and flossing once per day.

If you think you need a Dental crown, please do not hesitate to contact a Dentist at our downtown Denver or Lone Tree locations at (303) 534-2626.