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How to restore a smile with a dental crown

iStock-1206305243When Dr. Nancy Gill and her team diagnose a patient with extensive damage of a natural tooth, they often recommend the fabrication and placement of a dental crown. Dental crowns are common restorations that are used in several different situations, making them a versatile way to add an extra layer of protection to a compromised tooth or cover a tooth that needs to be strengthened. Additionally, these restorations are made for the patient to ensure beauty, fit, and function!

How is a smile restored with a dental crown?

First, patients work with their dentist to determine if they are in need of a dental crown. The dentist then prepares the tooth by removing a significant amount of tooth enamel around the tooth’s pulp chamber. Impressions are completed, along with photographs of the teeth, to help the dental ceramist create a dental crown that looks natural and blends with the rest of the smile. The crown is fabricated at a laboratory, so a temporary restoration is placed over the tooth to protect it until the final restoration is mailed back to the dental office. Patients attend their second appointment, during which the temporary restoration is removed and the new one is bonded in place.

How to care for dental crowns?

Patients care for their dental crowns just like they do the other teeth in the smile. Brushing after every meal or snack, flossing at least once a day, and visiting the dentist regularly can increase the longevity of the restoration while also helping patients fight off tooth decay and periodontal disease. Patients should be aware that conditions such as cavities can still form underneath the dental crown, making routine dental visits and evaluations necessary to catch problems before they become more serious—and more expensive.

Call Dr. Nancy Gill and her associated at Golden Dental Solutions today!

Call (303) 277-9600 to request a visit with our team of professionals and find out more about the use of dental crowns for restoration of the smile. We are always open to new and current patients and encourage individuals in the community of Golden, Colorado to choose a dental practice that has their best interests in mind!

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