Dental crowns, or caps, are prosthetic devices designed to encase and restore damaged or weakened teeth. At Table Mountain Dental, crafted from materials such as porcelain, metal, or a combination of both, dental crowns enhance compromised teeth' strength, shape, and appearance. Whether addressing extensive decay, fractures, or cosmetic concerns, crowns provide a protective shield, restoring functionality and aesthetics. The procedure involves preparing the tooth, taking impressions, and fitting a custom-made crown that seamlessly blends with the natural dentition. Dental crowns play a crucial role in modern dentistry, offering versatile solutions to preserve and enhance the health and beauty of smiles.
The journey begins with a consultation with our dentist in Arvada, CO. During this visit, your oral health will be assessed, and the suitability of dental crowns for your case will be discussed. X-rays may be taken to evaluate the extent of damage or decay. If dental crowns are deemed appropriate, the next step involves preparing the affected tooth. This typically entails removing a portion of the outer layer to create space for the crown. Additional tooth structures may be removed in cases of severe damage or decay.
After tooth preparation, an impression of your teeth is taken. This impression serves as a mold for creating a custom-fitted dental crown that precisely matches the contours of your natural teeth. While the permanent crown is being fabricated in a dental laboratory – a process usually takes a couple of weeks – a temporary crown is placed to protect the prepared tooth. It's essential to follow any care instructions provided by your dentist during this interim period.
Once the permanent crown is ready, you return to the dentist for its placement. The temporary crown is removed, and the permanent one is securely bonded. Your dentist will ensure proper fit, bite, and aesthetics, making any necessary adjustments.
Dental crowns emerge as versatile dental heroes, rescuing smiles from the clutches of damage and decay. From restoring functionality and enhancing aesthetics to protecting weakened teeth, crowns are pivotal in preserving oral health and confidence. Visit Table Mountain Dental at 6410 Miller St #15, Arvada, CO 80004, or call (720) 749-2711 to book an appointment.
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