Thompson Advanced Dentistry offers dental restorations that are both customized to your needs and natural-looking. We suggest a dental crown to repair a weak or damaged tooth which will save it from extraction. This important restorative dental treatment will restore the tooth and protect it from further damage.
A crown can also be utilized to restore a missing tooth with the use of a dental implant. Your tooth crown will be colored matched to blend in with the rest of your natural teeth resulting in a beautiful, aesthetic smile.
Dr. Joseph Thompson is an experienced and trusted restorative dentist in Greeley, CO. Patients from many surrounding areas travel here for his expert services including Johnstown, CO. If you have a weak, damaged, or missing tooth or simply need your crown replaced, call today for a consultation with Dr. Thompson.
What is a Dental Crown?
A crown, or dental cap, is a popular dental restoration that will completely encase a compromised tooth. They are custom-made from dental impressions of your teeth so they will fit perfectly and blend in naturally. They can be made from various materials depending on your needs and aesthetic goals.
What are Dental Crowns used for?
A dental crown is a versatile restoration that is used for many purposes. While mostly used as a restorative treatment, a crown can also be used as a cosmetic dentistry treatment. Dr. Thompson may recommend a dental crown for any of the following reasons:
- Support and strengthen a tooth after a root canal
- Replace a large old, worn down tooth filling
- Repair a large broken or chipped tooth
- Support a tooth with a large crack
- Change the appearance of a crooked or misshapen tooth
- Whiten teeth by hiding discolored, stained or yellow teeth
- Close the gaps between teeth
- Lengthen teeth that are too short
About the Dental Crown Process
The dental crown process will involve several trips to our Johnstown, CO area dentist office. During the first appointment, Dr. Thompson will prepare the tooth. This involves removing the old crown, filling, or any decayed portion of the tooth as well as reducing the tooth to make room for the crown.
Several impressions of your teeth will be taken and used to fabricate your temporary crown and permanent crown. Dr. Thompson will place a temporary crown to protect the tooth until the permanent one is ready which usually takes about two weeks.
Your permanent dental crown will be shipped directly to us once it is ready. During your second appointment, Dr. Thompson will remove the temporary crown and place the new one. It will be securely bonded in place with a strong dental adhesive. He will then gently shape, smooth, and polish your new dental crown to create a natural look.
Implant-Supported Dental Crown
Implant-supported dental crowns are recommended to patients who have a single missing tooth. This is the number one suggested replacement option because it is better for your oral health and for aesthetic reasons. An implant is surgically placed in the jaw bone to replace the missing tooth root and to support the dental crown. An implant-supported dental crown is designed to last a lifetime and mimic a natural tooth in terms of looks and function.