Crowns, also called caps, are full-tooth coverings that give your smile more strength and security. They’re commonly made of porcelain, ceramic material or porcelain fused to metal and can be installed relatively quickly—in about two dentist visits. If you have a tooth that needs repair or restoration, explore the other benefits of getting dental crowns at Western Slope Dental Center in Grand Junction, CO.
Why Dental Crowns?
Crowns are useful dental devices that are custom-designed to fit your smile. There are a few reasons why your dentist may recommend dental crowns as a part of your treatment plan:
- You have a tooth that looks dark or discolored and can’t be whitened using bleaching agents
- You need a root canal, so a crown must be made to cover the tooth after it has been treated
- You have a tooth that’s chipped, broken or has unattractive ridges in the surface
- One tooth is out of place (protruding or misaligned)—a crown can correct its position
Benefits of Crowns
The American Academy of Implant Dentistry estimates that 15 million Americans have at least one crown—there’s a good chance that someone you know has one. Consider these benefits of adding dental crowns to your smile:
- Whiter, brighter looking teeth
- The crown is designed to very closely resemble the outer surface of a natural tooth, including its shape, size and color
- Strong, durable protection for the root of your tooth
- 10-15 years or more before you need to get another crown
How Long to Get a Crown?
You should expect to visit your Grand Junction dentist at least twice to get a crown installed—the appointments are a few weeks apart. At the first appointment, your dentist will make adjustments to the affected tooth so that a crown can fit over it, then take impressions. At the next appointment, your custom crown will be applied with dental cement and contoured to fit in with your smile.
Time to Get "Crowned"
There’s no time like the present to talk to a dentist at Western Slope Dental Center in Grand Junction, CO about how crowns can help your smile. Call (970) 241-3483 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Berguin or Dr. Funderbunk.