Improve Your Oral Health & Smile with a Dental Crown
Children and adults need dental crowns in Grand Junction, CO for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common reasons we see here at Western Slop Dental Center include protecting a tooth weakened by decay, restoring a misshapen or worn tooth, covering a dental implant or holding dentures in place, and protecting a tooth that has just received a root canal. Regardless of the reason you or a family member need a dental crown, you can depend on our experienced team to guide you through the process.
Types of Materials Used to Create Dental Implants
Our dentists construct new dental implants out of metal or porcelain. Both have the advantage of looking just like one of your natural teeth. You also have the option of requesting your dental crown in an entirely different material. Of the material types, porcelain resembles actual tooth material the closest.
What to Expect When You Need a Dental Crown
The first thing our dental team will do when you come in for fitting and placement of your new crown is provide you with a local anesthetic to eliminate any discomfort from the procedure. Your dentist may need to shave off some tooth enamel or reshape the tooth underneath the crown to ensure that it remains securely in place.
The crown goes over a molar tooth to protect it from whatever problem brought you to our office in the first place. Our dentists use a type of shaping putty to form an impression of the tooth requiring a crown and send it to our dental laboratory. You receive a temporary dental crown in the meantime and return to our office within a few weeks for a permanent fitting.
Please contact Western Slope Dental Center at 970-241-3483 to learn more about the benefits of wearing a dental crown.