Thompson Advanced Dentistry is a general dentist office in Greeley, CO that restores structurally unsound teeth with dental crowns. These commonly used dental restorations are often referred to as “caps” because they are placed over the tooth and cover the entire structure. Dr. Thompson can place a custom-made tooth crown that will look, feel and function just like a natural tooth.
Dr. Joseph Thompson is a trusted dentist that is currently welcoming patients from Evans, CO. If you are suffering from a damaged tooth or need a new crown, visit our dentist office for a one-on-one consultation.
Is a Dental Crown Right For You?
A dental crown is a conservative way to save a tooth from extraction and further damage. They are commonly used to reinforce a tooth after a root canal, strengthen anchor teeth for a dental bridge and restore a dental implant. A crown will cover the entire tooth providing strength, aesthetics, and proper function.
They can last for many years if properly taken care of. The material used to fabricate a tooth crown is color-matched to blend in seamlessly with your smile. If you suffer from any of the following, a tooth crown may be the right treatment for you:
- Damaged, chipped, or cracked teeth
- Discolored teeth
- Misshapen teeth
What to Expect: The Dental Crowns Process
Comprehensive Exam – During a thorough examination of your teeth and mouth, Dr. Thompson will determine if a dental crown is the right course of treatment for your tooth. A treatment plan will then be developed to address the health concerns. Your new tooth crown will support your long-term oral health and cosmetic goals.
Preparation of the Tooth – At your first crown appointment at our Evans, CO area dentist office, Dr. Thompson will prepare the tooth. He will take multiple impressions of your teeth during this appointment. The old dental crown or dental filling will be removed if present. To prepare the tooth, he will need to remove all decay or damaged portions and reduce the tooth so that is can accommodate the crown.
Temporary Dental Crown – In most cases, Dr. Thompson will secure a temporary tooth crown to provide protection for the tooth and allow it to function properly until your next appointment. You should only have to wear this for about two weeks, the time it takes to fabricate your permanent crown in a dental laboratory.
Final Placement of Dental Crown – At your last appointment, Dr. Thompson will secure the permanent dental crown. After removing the temporary cap, he will try on the new crown to ensure a proper fit and to make sure the color matches the surrounding teeth. Once you both are satisfied, the dental crown will be permanently bonded to the tooth. A strong dental adhesive is used to ensure it is secure. Your new restoration is then gently shaped, smoothed, and polished.
Schedule a Consultation
Schedule a dentist appointment today with Dr. Thomson if you suspect you need a dental crown or one replaced. You can reach us by calling 970.205.9614 or by requesting an appointment online. We are currently welcoming new patients from Evans, CO who are searching for expert dental care.