Dental Crowns have been used for centuries to restore the function and aesthetics of teeth that have been damaged by decay, trauma, or wear and tear. For thousands of years, different cultures have used everything from seashells to gold to improve the appearance of their smiles. 

Today, we have access to much more sophisticated dental crown materials and technology that allow us to create beautiful, strong, and durable dental crowns in a single day!

Dr. DeWitt, Dr. Midgley, and Dr. Magstadt specialize in Same-Day Crowns with over three decades of combined experience. To find out if you are a candidate for our same-day crowns in Denver or if you’re looking for same day dental crowns near me, please call DeWitt Dental Associates at 303-321-5656 or complete the online booking form.

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What is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a cap or cover placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, appearance, and natural tooth structure. 

A crown can be used to:

  • Protect a weak tooth that is cracked or broken.
  • Restore a tooth after root canal treatment.
  • Cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining.
  • Cover misshapen or severely discolored teeth.
  • Improve the appearance of your smile.
  • Restore a dental implant.

Types Of Crowns

  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns are made of metal, with a porcelain coating that is color-matched to your natural teeth. PFM crowns are strong and durable, but the metal underneath can sometimes show through the porcelain, making them less esthetically pleasing than all-ceramic crowns.
  • All-porcelain crowns are made entirely of porcelain and can be color-matched to your natural teeth for a beautiful, esthetic result.
  • Metal crowns are made entirely from gold, platinum, or another type of metal. This type of crown is strong and durable but is not as esthetically pleasing as all-ceramic crowns. 

In the past, getting a traditional crown required two separate visits to the dentist, including temporary crowns before your permanent crown.  Now, with advancements in technology, we can provide our patients with high-quality same-day dental crowns right here in our office! Also, if there are multiple teeth involved, our office may be able to make a One Day Bridge for you.

Same-Day Dental Crowns with CEREC®

CEREC

CEREC is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, and it is the technology we use to create beautiful, durable all-ceramic crowns in a single dental visit. The CEREC crowns system consists of a computer connected to an in-office milling machine.

  1. After local anesthetic is used to numb the tooth and area, your dentist will prepare the tooth by reshaping or removing any damaged tooth structure to make room for the new crown.
  2. We will take digital impressions of your teeth and the prepared tooth with a small camera, eliminating the need for traditional, messy dental impressions. Then, we will use the CEREC software to design your custom dental crown.
  3. Once your dental crown is designed, it will be milled out of a solid block of ceramic in our office while you wait!
  4. Once your dental crown is milled, we will make any necessary adjustments and then bond it securely in place. In just one visit, you will have a brand new tooth that looks and feels natural!

Oral Care after A Dental Crown

Good oral hygiene is essential for maintaining your new dental crown. A crowned tooth can still suffer from decay or gum disease. Be sure to brush and floss daily, paying special attention to the area around your dental crown. 

You should also regularly see your dentist or hygienist for professional cleanings and checkups. With proper care, your dental crown can last many years!

Dental Crown vs. Dental Implant

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A dental implant is a titanium post surgically placed into the jawbone to serve as a new “root” for a replacement tooth. A dental crown is placed on top of the implant to complete the restoration. Dental implants are an excellent option for people who are missing one or more teeth, as they are strong and durable and can last a lifetime with proper care.

Dental crowns can also be used to restore teeth that are damaged or decayed. Unlike dental implants, dental crowns are not placed into the jawbone but are instead placed on top of the existing tooth or dental implant post. 

While dental crowns are not as long-lasting as dental implants, they are a good option for people who are not candidates for dental implants or do not want to undergo surgery.

Dental Crown Risks

Like any dental procedure, some risks are associated with getting a dental crown. These risks include:

  • Allergic reaction to the materials used in the dental crown.
  • Damage to the tooth or surrounding teeth during the procedure.
  • Loss of crown.
  • Nerve damage.

If you are considering getting a dental crown, be sure to talk to your dentist about the risks and benefits to help you make the best decision for your oral health.

Dental Crowns in Denver

DeWitt Dental Associates is your best option for same-day dental crowns in Denver. We offer high-quality dental crowns, as well as traditional PFM dental crowns. We also offer financing options to make dental care more affordable. 

If you need Dental Crowns in Denver or any dental treatments, please contact DeWitt Dental Associates to learn more. Schedule a consultation with one of our experienced dentists by calling 303-321-5656 or completing the online booking form.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are dental crowns necessary?

Dental crowns may be necessary if you have a tooth that is cracked, chipped, or otherwise damaged. In some cases, a dental crown may also be used to cover a tooth that is discolored or misshapen.

How long does it take to get a dental crown?

The time it takes to get a dental crown depends on the type of dental crown you choose. Traditional dental crowns typically take two to three weeks to be made, while same-day dental crowns can be made in just one visit.

Do dental crowns hurt?

Getting a dental crown should not hurt. However, you may experience discomfort or sensitivity for a few days after the procedure as your mouth adjusts to the new dental crown.

How long do dental crowns last?

Dental crowns can last for many years with proper care. However, it is important to note that dental crowns are not permanent and may eventually need to be replaced.

How much are dental crowns?

The cost of dental crowns varies depending on the type of crown you choose. We can help you find the best options for your budget.