Why patients choose porcelain crowns to restore their smile
Dental crowns are a common type of dental restoration used to cover and protect a tooth. They can also be used to enhance the appearance of a tooth and can be created from different materials, such as ceramic, porcelain, or metal. The most common is porcelain, and Dr. Sarah Keen of Colorado Springs, Colorado, is proud to provide these restorations to those who need them at her practice, The Dental Loft.
Where are dental crowns used?
Dental crowns are typically placed on teeth damaged by decay or injury and can also be used to support a dental bridge. Crowns can also be used to conceal misshapen or discolored teeth. When replacing missing teeth, patients may even use dental crowns in dental bridges or cover a dental implant abutment. The versatility of porcelain crowns makes them a highly desirable option for many patients who visit The Dental Loft.
What are the steps to obtaining a dental crown?
The first step in getting a quality dental crown is to see your dentist for an evaluation. During this appointment, Dr. Keen will take x-rays and examine your mouth to determine if you are a good candidate for this variety of dental restoration. Once you have discussed this treatment and decided to move forward with placement, the preparations begin. Our team will remove enamel from around the core of the natural tooth before taking impressions, or molds, of the prepared tooth. The impressions are sent to a ceramist’s laboratory to create an all-porcelain crown, while temporary porcelain crowns are bonded to protect the natural tooth structure while waiting for the final restoration. Patients return within about one or two weeks to have the temporaries removed and the final ceramic tooth cap bonded in place.
Am I a good candidate for a porcelain dental crown? If you reside in the Colorado Springs, CO area and want to learn more about dental crowns and other restorations available at The Dental Loft, contact Dr. Sarah Keen and her team today by calling (719) 749-7997. The office is conveniently located at 3582 Blue Horizon View, Suite #164, and is open to new and returning patients and families. Start taking charge of your smile and learn more about our practice’s general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry options.