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Crowns can be used to restore badly decayed, chipped, broken, cracked, discolored, or misaligned teeth. They’re often a great option, because they can save a tooth that otherwise might have been extracted.
What Is A Dental Crown
Crowns, also sometimes called “caps,” are made of porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, or metal. They’re placed on top of an existing tooth or on top of an implant post.
Dental Crown Procedure
To create a crown, we reduce your tooth so that a crown will fit on it. We then make an impression of your teeth and construct a model, from which your crown will be made. Once the crown is fabricated, it’s permanently cemented in place.
Dental Implant Crown Procedure
To create an implant crown, we need to first place the implant post into your bone. Once that area has healed, we make a crown, which is attached to the top of the implant.
How Long Do Crowns Last
Crowns, potentially, can last a lifetime, depending on the position of the tooth and your oral hygiene. Gold crowns are the most durable (and least attractive), but today’s porcelain materials are stronger than ever.
Dental Crown Replacement
Sometimes, dental crowns do have to be replaced, often because they have cracked, chipped, or broken, or because decay has formed beneath the crown. Decay can occur if the gum recedes over time, exposing a root surface. The other main reason for replacing dental crowns is aesthetics. If you don’t like the look of metal in your mouth, you could elect to replace them with natural-looking crowns (made from porcelain).
Dental Crowns Vs Veneers
People sometimes confuse dental crowns and dental veneers, and in select circumstances, either one could be an option. In general, though, porcelain veneers are used to change the look of a tooth, whereas crowns are used to restore the tooth. When there isn’t sufficient tooth structure left, or the tooth has had a root canal, a crown is the only option. And if there’s virtually no tooth structure, then a bridge or dental implant become the only options.
For more information about crowns, or to schedule an appointment, please call (303) 214-9195 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: Located at 125 Rampart Way, our dental office is in the Lowry neighborhood, just east of the Lowry Town Center. We accept most types of dental insurance plans, and we also offer early morning dental appointments, starting at 7:00 a.m.