Did you know that your tooth enamel is harder than your bones? Unfortunately, there are still plenty of ways you may end up with compromised or damaged teeth. Perhaps you took a blow to the face while playing sports, or maybe a few years of poor oral hygiene has left you with several large cavities. Thankfully, when it comes to restoring cracked and weakened teeth seamlessly, there’s no better option than a custom-made dental crown in Denver! Give our knowledgeable team here at Riviera Family Dentistry a call today to see if this reliable restoration is the right choice for you.
Unlike a broken bone, a cracked or weakened tooth isn’t able to heal itself and recover naturally. In order to strengthen it again, a dental crown encapsulates the entire visible portion of a tooth. This dental cap holds the tooth together, preventing any further damage or decay while restoring its function and appearance. You may need a dental crown if you have:
If you postpone getting a needed dental crown, your damaged tooth could potentially get worse. Eventually, a dental crown would no longer be enough and the tooth may need a root canal or to be extracted entirely. So if you need a dental crown, it’s a better idea to get one as soon as you can! Thankfully, the process of getting a dental crown is relatively simple, straightforward, and can typically be completed in two appointments.
During the first appointment, our skilled dentist in Denver, Dr. Luke or Dr. Kingsberg, will prepare your tooth by cleaning it and removing a layer of enamel. This ensures that there’s enough space for the dental crown to fit in seamlessly with the rest of your smile. Impressions are taken and then you’ll be sent home with a temporary crown while your permanent one is fabricated. In a week or two, you’ll return to our office to have your temporary restoration removed and your custom-made dental crown cemented into place. We’ll check that your bite feels comfortable and that you’re pleased with the results, and then you’ll be all ready to start enjoying your newly repaired smile.
Dental crowns are a classic and reliable way to restore teeth, which is why thousands are placed every year. If you get a dental crown, you can enjoy benefits like: