Dental Crowns

Dental CrownsAt North Washington Dental, we offer a range of cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry procedures that improve your smile in terms of functionality and aesthetics. One such treatment is the application of dental crowns.

What is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a permanent covering that fits over a decayed, damaged, or cracked tooth. Because of its full coverage, dental crowns can be used even if your damaged tooth is missing a significant amount of structure above the gum line. Crowns are made of a variety of different materials such as porcelain, gold, acrylic resin, or a mix of these materials. Porcelain gives the dental crown the most natural appearance, allowing it to better blend in with the rest of your teeth.

The Crowning Process

Applying a dental crown typically takes two to three visits to our Thornton family dentistry. During your first visit, our dental team will prepare your tooth to receive its new crown, shaping it to fit inside the new covering either by filing it down, or adding a filling material to build it up.

Next our team will take impressions of your teeth. These impressions will be our lab technicians’ models, allowing them to create a dental crown that is specifically designed for your bite and smile.

Lastly, before leaving our Thornton office one of our dentists will attach a temporary crown to your tooth to protect it until the permanent crown is ready. During your next visit, your permanent crown will be placed with either permanent cement or a resin that hardens when exposed to special light.

Once the crown is placed, proper dental hygiene (including daily brushing and flossing) is required to maintain healthy, bacteria-free teeth, gums, and crowns. This helps in the prevention of gum disease. Given proper care, your dental crowns can last a lifetime.

Getting Crowned

Dental crowns are crafted from today’s highest-quality porcelains. They provide strength to teeth, which restores your normal dental function. And they blend in flawlessly, thus enhancing your smile as well.

Our family dentistry would be happy to discuss the details of dental crowns with you further. If you have any questions about this service, or our other cosmetics dentistry and restorative dentistry treatments, please contact us at our Thornton office today. We would love to help add strength and style back to your smile!

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