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When Are Dental Crowns Necessary?

November 2, 2022
Posted By: Dr. Michael Terveen

If you have a tooth that's damaged, decayed, or broken beyond what a dental filling can repair, a crown might be the best solution! 

A dental crown covers your remaining healthy tooth structure to the gum line, essentially giving you a new tooth. We design today's crowns with ceramic porcelain customized to blend seamlessly with your neighboring teeth, complementing your smile.

With dental crowns in Colorado Springs, CO, you'll enjoy the function and aesthetics you had before your tooth was compromised without anyone ever realizing you repaired your smile.

Crowns vs. Fillings: Which Is Right for You?

A dental filling is ideal for repairing small areas of tooth decay. A tooth crown is better for a tooth that's sustained more damage or deterioration than a filling can handle. Some of the situations when Dr. Terveen might recommend a crown are:

  • For a severely fractured or broken tooth
  • For an old filling that's worn or broken down
  • To rebuild a tooth that's had root canal treatment
  • As the restoration of a single dental implant
  • As the anchors for a dental bridge

Dr. Terveen might also choose a crown for cosmetic purposes to cover a tooth that's oddly shaped, broken, or discolored.

Getting Your Dental Crown

Completing your tooth crown is simple, straightforward, and requires two visits with Dr. Terveen.

During your first visit, Dr. Terveen will take impressions of your tooth and prepare it for its new restoration. Then, he'll make a temporary crown for you to wear in the interim while our trusted dental lab handcrafts your final one. It will take the lab about two to three weeks to complete your final restoration.

Once it's ready, you'll return to Springs Family Dental, where Dr. Terveen will permanently place your final crown and make any adjustments your bite needs for full functionality.

If you have questions about dental crowns in Colorado Springs, we'd love to answer them! Call us at (719) 634-4805 for more information.

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