Recover Your Smile With Dental Crowns
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Dental Crowns in Aurora, CO
Teeth weaken and become more vulnerable to cracks, decay, and discoloration. If you’ve started to notice that your smile isn’t what it used to be, a dental crown can help you bring it back to what it once was. Crowns are tooth-shaped coverings that cover over and surround the tooth in order to restore it to its normal size and shape. Once in place, it covers the portion of a tooth above the gum line.
Why Get a Dental Crown?
There are a number of reasons your dentist may recommend crown work. Crowns are a useful way of trying to preserve your original teeth instead of replacing them.
Situations that occur to consider a dental crown are:
- Protecting a weakened tooth from breaking
- Holding together a cracked tooth
- Restoration of a broken tooth
- Restoration of a tooth that is badly worn
- Covering and supporting a tooth containing a large filling and little existing tooth
holding a dental bridge
- Covering a badly discolored or unusually shaped tooth
- Covering a dental implant
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Crown Installation, Preparation, and Fitting
From start to finish, the process of receiving a crown will take a a couple dental visits.
Your tooth’s enamel will be drilled down to specific dimensions. This will allow the crown to fit over it. This procedure will include administration of a local anesthetic so you won’t feel any discomfort. After the reshaping, a digital impression (model) will be made of the subject tooth and the immediate teeth around it. After the impression is made, a temporary crown will be fitted to protect your tooth until the permanent crown is ready. The digital impression will be sent to a dental lab that will use it to create a custom crown to fit the prepared area. It can take up to 3 weeks for the custom crown to be sent to Baer Dental.
To fit your permanent crown, a local anesthetic will be administered again to avoid any discomfort. Then the crown will be fitted into place and then bonded to the tooth with a permanent dental cement. Once set in place, crowns will typically last 5-15 years. While crowns are designed to last, they can sometimes loosen or fall out. The best way to ensure they last is with a good oral hygiene routine, just like you would for your natural teeth.