Do you know what a dental crown is? A dental crown is a tooth restoration procedure that can save a tooth from extraction by preventing further damage from occurring. Dental crowns can also improve the look of a damaged or discolored tooth. They work by placing a cap directly on top of the selected tooth completely concealing it in the process. They can be designed for the look and color you desire, ensuring a seamless blend into your smile.
No matter if your teeth have been damaged over a lifetime of wear, dental crowns may still be able to save damaged teeth. Weak or decayed teeth can also benefit from dental crowns. In some cases, a tooth may be broken or fractured, and a dental crown could be used to hold the piece together and save the tooth.
Many other dental procedures can also benefit from the use of dental crowns. Dental crowns can cover and conceal services such as root canals, dental fillings, and dental implants. In cases where a dental filling needs to be used but there is not enough tooth left to support the filling, a dental crown can cap the remaining tooth for support. Dental crowns can also be used in situations where the damage to a tooth is too severe to be fixed with other services.
If you take care of dental crowns correctly, they can last up to twenty years, or in some instances, an entire lifetime. If you would like to speak with Dr. Thomas Ouellette and our team about dental crowns, please schedule an appointment at our dentist office in Denver, Colorado, by calling 303-296-1402. We will do our best to help you in any way we can.