Dental crowns protect vulnerable teeth and improve the overall appearance of your smile. At Aspenwood Dental Associates and Colorado Dental Implant Center, we use tooth-colored ceramic crowns in most circumstances. These crowns are not only durable but also aesthetically pleasing. We also have technology to provide our patients with same-day crowns, making it possible for many people to receive their restoration in fewer appointments. To arrange a free initial consultation in Aurora, CO, please call 303-751-3321.
Dental Crowns Protect and Restore Teeth
Crowns are a time-tested, effective tooth restoration. They are quite versatile and have many uses. They are often used to protect, restore or improve the appearance of:
- Fractured or broken teeth
- Significantly worn teeth
- Teeth significantly damaged by decay
- Misshapen teeth
- Discolored teeth
As you can see, there is overlap in the purpose of crowns. They serve both functional and cosmetic purposes. Tooth crowns are durable and strong, but also very lifelike and attractive. These restorations are a great way to restore weakened teeth while improving the appearance of your smile.
Additionally, tooth crowns are a component of a few dental procedures:
- The tooth restoration following root canal therapy
- The tooth restoration atop a dental implant
- As part of a dental bridge
If you are missing teeth or undergo a root canal treatment, then a dental crown may be part of the answer to restoring your teeth. Rely on our experienced dentists to discuss all of your options with you.
Dental Crown Cost
Dental insurance oftentimes covers a portion of the cost of a dental crown. When you visit our office, be sure to bring your insurance card along with you. As part of your consultation, we can verify coverage and help you determine what you will need to pay. While the patient is ultimately responsible for the payment, our experienced office staff will work with your insurance provider to determine the amount of coverage for any recommended treatment.
We also offer the option of financing. You are welcome to apply for a payment plan through CareCredit or LendingClub. We can tell you more about both of these options when you visit our office.
Ceramic Tooth Crowns at Our Dental Practice
There are many types of dental crowns. Metal and ceramic are two of the most common.
At Aspenwood Dental Associates and Colorado Dental Implant Center, our dentists prefer to use all-ceramic crowns.
Ceramic crowns not only provide durability, but are also very attractive and look like natural tooth enamel. These crowns are matched to the color of your other teeth for a seamless result. Some people prefer to have their teeth whitened before the crown is placed, for a brighter, whiter smile.
Ceramic crowns are long-lasting. Generally, crowns last an average of 8-10 years, but certainly there are many people with dental crowns that have lasted much longer. Good dental hygiene, including visiting the dentist for your routine cleanings and check-ups, may help extend the life of crowns. Like your teeth, a crown can chip or crack if you chew hard objects, like ice, pen caps, or even hard foods that are not cut into smaller pieces.
Same-Day Dental Crown CAD/CAM Technology
Among other advanced technology, our practice features a CAD/CAM machine, which stands for "computer-aided design and manufacturing." This machine digitally scans your tooth. This creates a virtual image upon which we can design the crown. Once completed, the design is sent to a milling machine which fabricates the crown. In some cases, we can scan your tooth and process the crown in the same visit.
Under certain circumstances, a more traditional, multi-appointment process may be a better choice.
Can You Benefit from a Dental Crown?
To arrange a free initial consultation to discuss tooth crowns with our experienced Denver-area dentists, please call Aspenwood Dental Associates and Colorado Dental Implant Center at 303-751-3321. Our dental practice is located in Aurora, and we have been proudly providing care to families and individuals for many years.