Do you have a cracked or broken tooth that can’t be restored by a simple filling? Are you not sure what to do about a discolored tooth? Dr. Paul Cavanaugh is a Colorado Springs, CO dentist that assists patients in rebuilding their smiles with conservative dental procedures. If you have broken, worn, or discolored teeth, you can call or schedule an appointment with Dr. Cavanaugh online. In many cases, dental crowns are a restorative dental solution that has proven to be one of the most successful treatments for a variety of oral health needs:
What Do Dental Crowns Treat?
Dental crowns can serve both cosmetic and restorative purposes in the long-term maintenance of a healthy and beautiful smile. A dental crown may be recommended by a dentist in order to:
- Protect a weak tooth from breaking
- Cover a dental implant
- Hold a dental bridge in place
- Restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has significant wear
- Cover and support a tooth with a large dental filling
- Make a cosmetic modification
- Cover misshaped or severely discolored teeth
Dental crowns cover the tooth over which it is placed like a cap for your tooth, so they protect the tooth against tooth decay. They can also keep a cracked tooth together and prevent or delay having to have a tooth extraction. A crown that fits correctly over your tooth can last for many years, even for decades.
Treatment with Dental Crowns
A dental crown is typically placed over two visits. We will numb the area with a local anesthetic for your comfort during the process. If the crown is being placed for cosmetic reasons, your dentist will remove a minimal amount of tooth structure for the secure placement of the final restoration. Dental impressions are taken of your teeth during your first visit. A temporary crown is often placed to protect the tooth and provide normal function and aesthetics. Within a week or two, your final restoration will be ready for placement. Our dental crowns are always matched to the natural color of your teeth for a discreet and flawless restoration.