Dental Crowns in Littleton, CO

Dental Crowns in Littleton, CO

What Is A Dental Crown?

A dental crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color of your teeth, giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.

Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crowns) are the most popular because they resemble your natural teeth. Crowns can make your smile appear “new”, and is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems, even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite. Crowns are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they might eventually need to be replaced. These treatments are used for a long-lasting correction of major dental problems. It is common for crowns to last for 20 to 30 years, which is as close to permanent as dental treatment can get.  .

Belleview Dental Associates in Littleton, CO, is renowned for the quality of our work and the fantastic changes we make for patients using this technology.

How Long Does it Take to Fit a Dental Crown?

Fitting a crown requires at least two visits to our office. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown of acrylic.

On the subsequent visit we will remove the temporary crown, and then fit and adjust the final crown. Finally, we will cement the crown into place and you have a new beautiful looking tooth.

Key Benefits of Dental Crowns

  • Replaces missing teeth
  • Offers support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
  • Looks completely natural
  • Fixes “smile” and functional chewing problems

What Can Dental Crowns Do

Crown and bridgework is a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused through accidents, diseases or wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. Material used in these repairs is either high-grade porcelain, or porcelain bonded to gold. A higher strength of the porcelain and gold materials is recommended to treat the most serious of dental problems. Where accidental damage has occurred, resulting in lost teeth, or where teeth have broken away through excessive wear, or as the result of old fillings breaking, crowns and/or bridges can be used as a long-term solution.

Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, which is usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function for these teeth. In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause “appearance” problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns and bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.

Schedule An Appointment For Dental Crowns

Ready to see how a crown can help your smile? Call our Littleton dental office today for a consult!