Dental Crowns Lakewood
A 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.
Although there are several types of crowns, ceramic/porcelain (tooth colored) are the most popular because they resemble your natural teeth. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain and ceramic crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.
What does getting a crown/onlay involve?
A crown procedure may require one or two appointments. Our CEREC technology allows this procedure to be accomplished, typically, the same day. A digital scan is taken of your prepared tooth and a milling unit in our office creates your crown while you wait. Typically you will have your permanent crown cemented in about 2 hours.
If two appointments are needed, your first appointment will include taking a highly accurate mold (or impression) that will be used to create your custom crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory and ready to be placed.
At your second appointment, your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed and cemented to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.
Reasons for crowns:
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Cosmetic enhancement
- Decayed teeth
- Fractured fillings
- Large fillings
- Tooth has a root canal
You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.
Remember, your smile speaks before you even say a word!
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