Thompson Advanced Dentistry is located in Greeley, CO, and is home to a talented group of dental professionals. Our dentist office is led by Dr. Joseph Thompson, a restorative dentist with advanced training in treating complex dental problems. Dr. Thompson often uses dental crowns to treat a variety of dental concerns. A tooth crown, often referred to as a “cap”, is a dental restoration that will encase the entire tooth. It will stabilize the tooth and protect it from further damage. A cap can also be used for cosmetic reasons.
As an expert restorative dentist, Dr. Thompson treats patients from many areas including Loveland, CO. We are currently welcoming new patients from Loveland especially those seeking a new or replacement dental crown.
What is a Dental Crown Used For?
Dr. Thompson may recommend a dental crown to treat restorative or cosmetic issues such as:
- Chipped teeth
- Broken teeth
- Mishappen teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Discolored teeth
In addition, a dental crown is recommended to stabilize a tooth after a root canal. Dr. Thompson also offers implant-supported dental crowns. If you have a missing tooth, he can replace it with a single dental implant that will secure a crown. This is the most natural solution for a lost tooth. Dr. Thompson offers full services for dental implants at his Loveland, CO area dentist office.
Dental Crown Process
At the first appointment, Dr. Thompson will prepare the tooth that is receiving the dental crown. He will begin by removing a significant amount of your tooth structure. This is necessary to create room for the crown on the tooth. We will need to take several dental impressions that will be used to fabricate your custom dental restoration. The dentist places a temporary crown on the tooth to protect it until the final, permanent one is ready.
Your new tooth crown will be shipped directly to our office in about two to three weeks. At your next appointment, Dr. Thompson will gently remove the temporary crown. Next, he will secure the permanent dental crown by cementing it into place. Dr. Thompson will then make any necessary adjustments for comfort, fit, and appearance.
What should I expect after the crown is placed?
It is normal to experience some sensitivity afterward. This should fade in a short period of time. Sometimes it takes a crown a while to settle properly and this can cause some patients mild soreness. If you experience pain while biting, please call our Loveland, CO area dentist office for a follow-up visit to see if the crown is tooth high on the tooth. If the crown comes loose or falls out, please reach out to us immediately.
Schedule an Appointment Today
Call today to schedule a dentist appointment with Dr. Thompson if you are suffering from any of the issues listed above or if you need a dental crown replaced. You can reach us by calling 970.205.9614 or by requesting an appointment online. Dr. Thompson is currently welcoming new patients from Loveland, CO who are searching for an experienced restorative dentist.