Damaged or missing teeth can detract from the health and beauty of your smile. At his practice in Denver, Colorado, Carl F. Lipe DDS, PLLC, and his team of dental specialists provide a range of cosmetic and restorative services, including dental crowns. These long-lasting treatments can help improve the function and appearance of your smile. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about crowns.
Dental crowns are restorations that cover the visible portion of damaged or decayed teeth to improve their shape, size, and function while enhancing their appearance.
Crowns come in many materials, including porcelain, ceramic, metal alloys, zirconia, and gold. The team at Carl F. Lipe DDS, PLLC, designs your crown to fit perfectly over the existing tooth. Once cemented in place, a crown protects the tooth from damage, seals out bacteria, and improves your ability to chew and speak.
The team recommends dental crowns to restore and protect damaged, decayed, or missing teeth. They may place a crown to:
Dental crowns can also join a dental bridge to replace one or more missing teeth.
You can expect at least two visits to Carl F. Lipe DDS, PLLC, for dental crowns. During the first appointment, the team performs a dental exam and teeth cleaning. They take digital X-rays to design your custom treatment plan. Next, they prepare your teeth for crowns by filing and reshaping them.
Before you leave, the team takes digital impressions to create your custom-made crowns and places temporary restorations to protect your teeth in the meantime. You can return to the office for your second visit in about 2-3 weeks.
Once your crowns are ready, the team removes your temporary restorations and places the permanent ones. They adjust the crowns for the perfect fit and appearance before cementing them in place, fully restoring your chewing abilities.
With proper care, crowns can last for 5-15 years*, depending on the materials used. You should avoid eating chewy candies, biting on hard objects (such as ice or fingernails), and drinking extremely hot or cold beverages to preserve your crowns.
The team offers many types of crowns to protect and restore your teeth. Call Carl F. Lipe DDS, PLLC, today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
*Individual results may vary