How Dental Crowns Can Repair the Smile When Problems Arise
- Posted on: Jul 30 2019
Restorative dentistry is an important part of any dental pracitce. Our professionals, including Drs. Nancy Gill and Dallas Kenson, are available to help patients in and around the community of Golden, CO with their oral health care needs, including the fabrication and placement of restorations such as dental crowns.
Understanding how dental crowns work
Many patients are unsure as to what exactly a dental crown is. Patients can look at a dental crown as a restoration that covers the visible portion of the tooth to add an extra layer of protection. This restoration is like a cap for the tooth. By bonding the dental crown in place over a natural tooth, it protects the tooth and also helps strengthen it. Dental crowns are used in many situations. Patients may need dental crowns to:
- Cover a tooth that has had a large filling put in place
- Cover a tooth that is chipped or cracked
- Cover a tooth that has been weakened by procedures such as root canal therapy
- Cover a tooth that is permanently stained
- Cover a dental implant to act as a false tooth
- Fuse with a false tooth called a pontic to create a dental bridge for tooth replacement
How is a dental crown created for a weak or broken tooth?
Dental crowns are restorations that may take some time to place, but can provide a strong and reliable repair. First, patients come into the office for an evaluation to determine if a dental crown would be useful for their needs. Then, the tooth is prepared. This includes the removal of enamel around the base of the tooth prior to having molds made. The molds, or impressions, are then utilized by a dental laboratory to fabricate the piece. The final crown is then bonded onto the tooth and should be cared for properly to extend its lifespan.
Call the practice of Drs. Nancy Gill and Dallas Kenson today!
Patients who reside in the area of Golden, CO are welcome to speak to our team about the benefits of dental crowns for repairing the smile. We are conveniently located at 1218 Arapaho Street and can be reached by phone for scheduling an appointment at (303) 277-9600.
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