A dental crown is a "cap" that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance.
A crown might be needed...
- to protect a decayed tooth from more damage.
- to restore an already broken tooth.
- to hold a dental bridge in place.
- to cover a severely discolored tooth.
The crown procedure at Mesa Ridge Dental in Fountain is relatively simple.
First, we anesthetize the problem tooth area. Once completely numb, the tooth is shaped so that the crown will fit correctly. We then take an impression of the tooth to use in the construction of the crown. The impressions are sent to our dental laboratory to create your crown. Meanwhile, we apply a sturdy temporary crown over the problem tooth. Once your custom crown is ready, you'll come back to Mesa Ridge Dental and the crown will be delivered.
Crowns offer several benefits:
- Long term durability
- Protection from further decay, infection, and cracking
- Improved chewing and talking
- An improved, natural, and healthier smile
Call us today at 719-392-4231 to schedule an appointment.
Same Day Crowns
Sometimes, decay or trauma has done too much damage to completely restore a patient's original tooth. Crowns are an excellent alternative to extraction that offer long-term durability, protection from decay or cracking, and an improved, natural appearance. Normally, getting a crown involves multiple visits to the dentist. However, innovative computer-aided software and machinery now allows us to design, manufacture, and place a custom-made crown in just one day. The Same Day Crown procedure usually takes around an hour and saves you the time and inconvenience of traditional crowns.Read more about Same Day Crowns