A decayed or damaged tooth can cause pain, interfere with chewing and speaking, and make you feel self-conscious.
At Bear Creek Family Dental in Lakewood, CO, we can place a custom dental crown to restore the proper form and function of your smile.
Why do dental crowns remain such a proven treatment?
Dental Crowns Can Restore the Natural Look and Feel of Your Tooth
A Solution You Can Rely On
Our dental crowns are crafted from strong, lifelike materials designed to withstand daily wear and tear. With proper care, your crown can last 10 years or more.
We fabricate our crowns from advanced materials which mimic the qualities of natural teeth. This means your restoration will blend seamlessly within your smile for incredibly realistic results.
A Closer Look at Crowns
Crowns are cap-shaped restorations that fit completely over the tooth, covering dental issues and protecting the tooth from further damage. They can also be used to conceal cosmetic imperfections including stains or worn enamel, or to replace missing teeth.
These dental restorations come in a variety of materials, but most patients at our Lakewood dental office opt for porcelain because it produces the most natural-looking results. Porcelain crowns are custom-made to blend in with your smile, so it usually takes about two visits to the dentist to complete this treatment. During the first appointment, Dr. Bauer will remove any damaged portions, prepare your tooth, take impressions, and send you home with a temporary crown. And during the second appointment, he will place your permanent crown.
Porcelain Crowns Are a Long-Lasting Treatment Option
Dental Crowns and Missing Teeth
If you are missing one or more teeth, Dr. Bauer can use crowns in several ways to rebuild your smile. One option at our Lakewood practice is to place a dental bridge supported on either side by crowns. This type of restoration can replace one to three consecutive teeth.
However, for patients missing a single tooth, a crown supported by a dental implant can offer significant advantages. Implant-supported crowns do not require changes to healthy teeth and are the only tooth replacement option that protects your jawbone against atrophy.
Are You a Good Candidate for a Dental Crown?
Before recommending you for treatment, our dentist will ensure you:
Have a Treatable Dental Issue
Although dental crowns can resolve a wide range of issues, they need a strong, sufficient tooth structure for support. If your affected tooth is too badly damaged, an extraction may be the best option.
Are Committed to Good Health
While dental crowns are impervious to decay and stains, the rest of your smile is not. To maintain the best possible results, you will need to visit the dentist for regular checkups and cleanings.