Dental Crowns in Littleton

Do I Need A Dental Crown?

Dental crowns are often the best choice for restoring teeth that have been damaged by extensive decay or have been chipped or cracked in an oral injury. Crowns are shaped just like a natural tooth and are designed to strengthen tooth structure after decay or damage. This restores the natural appearance and function of your smile and protects your tooth from further damage.

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You Might Need a Crown If...  

You have a large filling or an old, failing filling that may be weakening your tooth
You have a large cavity that is too extensive to be filled
Your tooth has been damaged, cracked, or broken by oral trauma or teeth grinding (bruxism)
You’ve had root canal therapy on one of your rear teeth

What Is the Dental Crown Treatment Process?

First, your mouth will be cleaned and the treatment area will be numbed. Then, Dr. Cade or Dr. Carlson will use specialized tools to remove any decayed or damaged enamel from your tooth and it will be shaped into a strong, stable platform for your new crown. 

After your tooth has been prepared, we will take impressions and images of your mouth. This information will be sent to a dental lab where your permanent crown will be made. Dr. Cade or Dr. Carlson will place a temporary crown that you’ll wear for the next 2-3 weeks while your permanent crown is built.

When it arrives at our office, you will come back in for a final appointment. Your crown will be checked to ensure a perfect fit, then it will be bonded into place to complete the procedure.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are extremely durable and long-lasting. Typically, a crown will last at least 15-20 years. In addition, porcelain crowns are completely stain-resistant and will never become stained or discolored.

Crowns are also the best way to prevent further complications and protect your tooth if it has been damaged. They are custom-built to cover up all of your remaining enamel and protect it from decay. Your crown will also look, feel, and function just like a natural tooth, restoring both your bite and your smile.

How Do I Care For My New Dental Crown?

You can treat your new dental crown just like you would treat a natural tooth. Brush it at least twice daily and floss once per day. In addition, it’s important to see Dr. Cade or Dr. Carlson every six months for a routine checkup at Carlson Family Dentistry.

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