Dental Crowns in Aspen, Colorado
Restoring your smile quickly after a dental problem has occurred is an essential part of helping you maintain the perfect smile that you love. At Aspen Smile Dentistry, we understand that dental problems happen. We offer attractive and modern options to restore your smile to its previous form. We can help you with not only dental crowns but an entire array of restorative dental options, including implants, bridges, and root canals. Let Dr. Ian Lowell and the Aspen Smile Dentistry team in Aspen, Colorado restore your smile to its original glory.
What is a crown?
A dental crown is a custom-made tooth cap that your dentist can use in different situations to revive the appearance and function. Whether you experience a problem with a cavity and filling or have lost a tooth to damage or disease, you can benefit from a restorative dental procedure such as a crown.
Crowns are made out of a solid dental material called porcelain. These porcelain caps or crowns give off a natural tooth’s look and feel. To make a crown, the dental professional works closely with you to obtain an impression of your smile. The impression helps determine the new tooth’s width, length, and size. We also help you decide on the shade of your new tooth to ensure the crown will blend in with your natural smile perfectly.
If you need a dental crown, we will discuss measurements and shade and then send a mold of your smile to a dental lab to make it professionally. Once the crown is created, we will bond it to the remainder of your tooth or the dental implant.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
When it comes to the appearance and health of your smile, dental crowns are an excellent restorative option. Below we have listed some various benefits of receiving a crown when dental work is needed:
- The lack of stimulation into the jaw bone and surrounding tissues can cause deterioration or even tissue or bone loss when missing a tooth. Receiving an implant with a stunning dental crown made specifically for you will increase your confidence in your smile and overall oral health.
- When a tooth has a significant cavity, and the cavity gets removed, only a tiny portion of the natural tooth remains. If left uncovered, the remaining portion of the tooth is more susceptible to decay and possibly needs extraction in the future. A dental crown can help shelter and seal the natural tooth and prevent further decay.
- Dental crowns are made out of porcelain, giving them the same sheen and appearance as your natural teeth. Porcelain also prevents any decay or cavities from occurring. With a crown in place, you won’t have to worry about future holes damaging your new tooth.
How to Care For Your Dental Crown
At Aspen Smile Dentistry, we recommend that patients care for their dental crown similarly to how they care for the rest of their natural teeth. Patients should establish a good oral hygiene routine that includes brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash twice a day. We also recommend that patients visit Aspen Smile Dentistry twice a year for a dental cleaning and exam. At this appointment, Dr. Lowell and our team of professionals will remove plaque and debris from your mouth that you cannot remove with a toothbrush at home. With these dental care tips, you should be able to maintain a healthy crown for years to come.
Ask our Professionals
If you are missing a tooth and want to look into your options to restore it, including a dental implant with a crown, please call us.