A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire surface of the tooth. Crowns are able to restore teeth to their original shape and size. They also protect and strengthen tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings, bonding, and other types of restorations.
What are Dental Crowns?
Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain crowns are the most popular because they are highly durable and will last many years with good dental hygiene habits. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color of your teeth, giving you a natural, long-lasting, and beautiful smile.
Reasons for a Crown
- Broken or Fractured Teeth
- Cosmetic Enhancement
- Decayed Teeth
- Fractured Fillings
- Large Fillings
- Root Canal Treatment
What is Involved in a Crown?
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown. We will prepare your original tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Then your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement, and we will check your bite to make sure that it is properly aligned.
At your second appointment we will remove the temporary crown, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate. We will also provide you with care instructions and set up follow up visits at our office to check on your new crown.
Do You Need a Crown in Breckenridge, CO?
If you are looking for a brighter, healthier and more confident smile, our services in dental crowns will provide you with excellent dental care. Contact us today to learn more about our premier dental services, or to make an appointment!