Here at Severance Dental, we’re proud to offer modern, tooth-colored dental crowns for anyone with teeth that have been damaged or misshapen by injury or decay. A dental crown will fit around the damaged tooth, improving the aesthetics and health of your smile. Your dental crowns will look and function just like your natural teeth while allowing you to preserve the base and roots of the tooth along with the structural integrity of the dental arch.
When restoring your tooth by placing a dental crown, the first step is to remove any decay and make sure the tooth is thoroughly cleaned. Next, the tooth will be filed down enough to create an even foundation for the dental crown to fit over. Unlike old-fashioned metal crowns, the dental crowns we use in our office are made from modern ceramics. This makes them more durable and better looking. The ceramics can even prove to be stronger than the natural teeth.
Once the tooth has been filed down, molds will be taken of your mouth so that a dental crown can be custom made for you. This process usually takes around 2 weeks. In the meantime, you’ll be fitted with a temporary crown.
If a tooth has become damaged or decayed, removal of the tooth should be a last resort. This is because when a whole tooth is removed, the adjacent teeth will begin to shift in order to close the gap created by the missing tooth. This causes the jaw to weaken. Having a dental crown placed is a great way to retain and strengthen your natural tooth, preserving the health of your jaw.
If your tooth has been damaged by decay or injury, please contact Severance Dental to make an appointment to discuss having a dental crown placed. Our family dental office is located here in Severance, Colorado, but we’re also pleased to offer quality dental care to those living in Windsor, Greeley, Eaton, Ault, and Fort Collins, Colorado.