Decayed or damaged teeth need restoration and protection; otherwise, they can lead to infection and complete loss of the tooth. Here at Southern Cross Family Dentistry in Colorado Springs, CO, we are able to create completely custom dental crowns to keep our patients’ natural teeth for as long as possible.
Our custom dental crowns are caps that go over the whole tooth. They are colored to match the shade of the rest of your teeth; so when you smile, no one will be able to tell the difference. Crowns strengthen weak teeth and restore health to the tooth. With a dental crown, we can avoid pulling the tooth out completely.
To have a dental crown made, we will first remove any decay from the tooth and reshape it for the crown. Impressions are taken of the area and sent to a dental laboratory so the custom crown can be created. The creation process will take a few weeks; so during this time, you will wear a temporary crown. When the permanent crown is ready, we cement it into place. Crowns need to be taken care of just like regular teeth, but with good care, they can last for over fifteen years.
If you are interested in a natural-looking custom crown, schedule an appointment with Southern Cross Family Dentistry. To schedule in our Colorado Springs, CO office, call us at (719) 471-1717 or visit our website, www.southerncrossfamilydentistry.com.