Using dental crowns to restore the smile
Dr. Jamie Richard of Dentistry at Golden Ridge educates patients on the benefits of dental crowns and how these tooth caps can restore the smile. This is especially true for patients who experience extensive areas of decay in a tooth or have had damage to the natural tooth structure and want to avoid extraction and replacement of a missing tooth. The dental crown is a ceramic or gold tooth cap that fits over a tooth to add an extra layer of strength and protection to a tooth that might otherwise be too weak to remain in the mouth. Patients in and around Golden, Colorado, can find out if they are a good candidate for a dental crown at our family-friendly practice.
What is the process of obtaining a dental crown?
After a thorough exam and x-rays are taken, patients can consult with the dentist. During this time, Dr. Richard will discuss the available restoration options for your smile. If you choose dental crowns as the best course of treatment to restore the strength and beauty of your teeth, she will begin by shaping the tooth and taking an impression to ensure that she can create an exact fit for your new dental crown.
Once the laboratory receives the impressions from our dental office, it typically takes about two weeks to deliver a final dental crown that has been crafted using only high-quality materials. This ensures that each part of your custom-made restoration is strong and durable enough to withstand all normal functions in the mouth without showing signs of wear or damage.
How do I care for a dental crown?
After the dental crown is placed over your tooth, you will need to visit our office for regular check-ups and cleanings at least every six months to ensure that it remains in place and has no problems with biting or chewing. You should also take steps at home to avoid damaging the restoration by avoiding hard foods with a lot of sticky or acidic ingredients and clenching or grinding your teeth together.
Schedule a visit today!
If you are interested in learning more about how Dr. Jamie Richard can help you restore your smile using high-quality dental crowns, call her office today to schedule an appointment at 755 Heritage Road, Suite #120. Call (303) 951-8515 to learn more about this and other restorative solutions available at our state-of-the-art dental facility in the Golden, CO, community and beyond.