At Champion Smiles Family Dentistry, a dental crown is a customized, tooth-shaped cap placed over a damaged or weakened tooth to restore strength, functionality, and appearance. Crafted from materials such as porcelain, metal, or a combination of both, dental crowns encase the entire visible portion of the tooth above the gumline. This prosthetic provides structural support to a compromised tooth. It improves its aesthetic qualities, offering a durable and natural-looking solution for teeth undergoing extensive decay, fractures, or root canal therapy.
The procedure for a dental crown typically involves multiple steps. Initially, the private dentist in Colorado Springs, CO, assesses the tooth's condition, removes any decay, and shapes the tooth to accommodate the crown. An impression is then taken to create a custom crown that matches the patient's bite and aesthetics. While the permanent crown is fabricated in a dental laboratory, a temporary crown is placed to protect the prepared tooth. The temporary crown is removed during the final appointment, and the custom-designed permanent crown is carefully fitted, adjusted, and permanently cemented onto the tooth. The result is a durable, natural-looking restoration that enhances the tooth's strength, function, and appearance.
Dental crowns are crucial in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, providing versatile solutions to address various dental concerns and contribute to oral health. To learn more about Champion Smiles Family Dentistry and our dental services or to schedule your appointment with our female Dentist in Colorado Springs, CO, call us at (719) 374-5496 or visit our privatepractice located at 1359 Interquest Pkwy Suite 100, Colorado Springs, CO 80921.