Dental Crowns – Longmont, CO

Protect Damaged Teeth with Customized Dental Crowns

Our top priority with all of our patients is to preserve and protect the natural teeth no matter what. Although in some situations this isn’t possible, in many, a restorative treatment like getting a dental crown can mean the difference between an extraction and enjoying your natural tooth for the rest of your life. If you have a compromised, damaged, or previously treated tooth that is sensitive or vulnerable to tooth loss, call our office today to learn more about how dental crowns can help you.

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Why Visit Longmont Complete Dentistry for Dental Crowns?

  • Natural-Looking, High-Quality Materials
  • We Accept Dental Insurance
  • Family-Owned & Operated Dental Practice

What Are Dental Crowns?

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Dental crowns are an important cornerstone of restorative dentistry , and they can be successfully used in a wide variety of situations. They’re designed to cover the entire biting surface of your natural tooth, strengthening it and protecting it from future harm so that it doesn’t have to be extracted. But how do you know if you need one? At Longmont Complete Dentistry, our team is likely to recommend a new, personalized dental crown in Longmont in the following situations:

  • Your tooth has been cracked, broken or fractured in an accident.
  • Your tooth has become worn down and needs support to keep it from cracking.
  • Your tooth has very serious decay that can’t be treated with a filling.
  • Your tooth has a cosmetic problem (stains, strange shape, etc.) that needs correction.
  • Your tooth has been treated with root canal therapy and needs to be restored.

The Process of Getting a Dental Crown

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The dental crown treatment process typically takes place in two to three appointments. Your family dentist in Longmont will begin by preparing your tooth for the restoration. This involves removing a small amount of enamel, allowing the crown to fit seamlessly atop the affected tooth. We’ll then take an impression of the prepared tooth that our dental laboratory will use to craft your customized restoration from ceramic, stainless steel, gold, porcelain fused to metal, or another material of your preference.

The next part of your treatment will happen once we receive your dental crown from our lab. We’ll call you back in to remove your temporary and make sure that your new one fits perfectly. If adjustments need to be made, it will need to be sent back to the laboratory. However, if it’s ready to place, we’ll cement it onto your tooth to complete the procedure.

The Benefits of Dental Crowns

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Dental crowns offer a wide range of benefits for patients in Longmont, including:

  • The ability to preserve a natural tooth.
  • Fewer dental bills as a result of tooth preservation.
  • Lifelike and durable results.
  • Decreased tooth sensitivity.
  • A smile that you feel confident to let show.
  • Long-lasting protection for your tooth for 10+ years.
  • Easy maintenance.