Dental Crowns: Fort Collins Dentists
A dental crown (sometimes called a cap) is a material that covers the entire surface of a tooth and restores its original size, shape and function. There are multiple reasons that Dr. Kaines or Dr. Cosper might recommend a crown. Crowns are used to restore broken or fractured teeth, for aesthetic improvements, for teeth with significant decay, for fillings that have fractured, and for teeth that have undergone root canals. A crown will serve to strengthen and protect the structure of teeth that can’t be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
Though several types of crowns are available (see: ceramic crowns), porcelain crowns (tooth colored) are most popular. Crowns are very hardy and typically last many years, though like most dental restorations, they may need replacement eventually. Porcelain crowns are custom made to match the color, size, and shape of your teeth so you can enjoy a beautiful smile for many years. Good oral hygiene is critical for crowns as the edges of crowns are vulnerable to new decay.
What is the Process for Getting a Crown?
A crown procedure typically requires two appointments. Your first appointment at Spring Creek Dental will include taking multiple very accurate molds, or impressions. These impressions will be utilized to craft your custom crown. Your impression will also be used to make a temporary crown. The temporary crown will stay on your tooth for two to three weeks while your new crown is fabricated by a local dental laboratory.
After your tooth is numb, Dr. Kaines or Dr. Cosper will prepare the tooth by removing decay and shaping the surface so the crown will fit properly. Once this is complete, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement. Your dentist will check your bite to assure that you are biting comfortably and properly.
At your second appointment, your dentist will remove your temporary crown, clean your tooth, and place your new crown with careful attention to your bite and proper spacing. Your dentist at Spring Creek Dental will provide you with care instructions and encourage regular visits to check your new crown and other teeth.
Crowns in Fort Collins at Spring Creek Dental
Call our caring, professional dental team at Spring Creek Dental at (970) 482-8883 to schedule an appointment to discuss crowns.
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Phone: (970) 482-8883