Crowns in Thornton, CO
Modern crowns can be made from porcelain, porcelain fused to metal or full gold. In order to maintain a natural look and feel Dr. Scott Bruggeman will recommend a material that is right for your case and preference. Dr. Bruggeman will match your crown to look similar in color to your teeth. Sometime gold will be recommended because of the malleable nature of gold.
There are a number of steps before the crown can be placed. The first step is to make an impression. Impressions are typically taken and sent out to make the crown. The creation can take a few weeks. In the mean time, if necessary, a temporary filling may be placed to protect the tooth. Once the crown is created we call you in and install the crown. When you visit Dr. Bruggeman he'll re-shape your tooth so the crown will fit on top of the tooth. Typically your given a local anesthetic so you don't experience any discomfort. Once your tooth is re-shaped the crown is installed and we make any other adjustment so your bite fits perfectly like it once did.
Reasons For Crowns
Crowns in Thornton, CO may be placed for a number of reasons. You may have had tooth decay that has destroyed much of your tooth or exposed the tooth's root. In order to protect the tooth from future decay or to save the tooth a crown is placed on top. Crowns can also be placed for cosmetic reasons. You may have noticed over time your teeth begin to weaken and become susceptible to problems such as decay, cracks or discoloration. You may even have issues with grinding that speed up the weakening and chipping process. If you feel your smile isn't what it once was, crowns can be placed to recover your beautiful smile. We specialize in crown placement here at Bruggeman Dental located in Thornton, Colorado.
When you look in the mirror you will see your same smile, smiling back at you with the proper crown fitting. If you think a crown is your solution please call or visit our Thornton, CO dental office.