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How dental crowns from your dentists in Denver, Colorado can strengthen and rebuild your smile
If you have damaged teeth, it’s only natural to want a stronger, more beautiful smile. Dental crowns can help you achieve great chewing strength and beauty in one restoration. Drs. Steven J. Wilk and Jeffery Revoir at Artistic & Family Dental in Denver, CO, proudly serve residents of Denver, University Hills, Southmoor Park, Hampden, and Hampden South, and they can help you strengthen and rebuild your smile too! Read below to learn about our services.
Dental crowns are much stronger than dental fillings because crowns cover the entire visible surfaces of your teeth above the gumline. The full coverage provided by a dental crown helps to spread out the stress of chewing across the whole tooth, protecting it from breaking. In contrast, a large metal filling can actually weaken a tooth because a large filling separates your tooth into different sections, which can break off when you chew.
Strength and protection are not the only benefits of dental crowns. Modern dental crowns are lifelike and virtually indistinguishable from a natural tooth structure. They are made from light-reflective materials like porcelain which give them the same translucency as tooth enamel. That means dental crowns can make your smile more beautiful at the same time they are making your smile stronger!
Porcelain crowns are also stain resistant, which means they will stay beautiful and new-looking for years! You can choose other materials for your new crowns including porcelain fused to a metal underlay, or full gold. Your University Hills dentists at Artistic & Family Dental can help you decide which crown material is best for you.
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If you want a stronger, more beautiful smile, you need to discover the benefits of dental crowns. You need to talk to the experts! To learn more about what dental crowns can do for your smile, call Drs. Steven J. Wilk and Jeffery Revoir at Artistic & Family Dental in Denver, Colorado, serving residents of Denver, University Hills, Southmoor Park, Hampden, and Hampden South. Call (303) 758-2980 today!
Dental crowns are excellent tools that we use to restore functionality, color and/or beauty to teeth and your smile. And while many people may have heard of them, often times there are many questions surrounding the process, costs and their maintenance. This is why we have put together this list of some of the questions we are commonly asked on this subject. Our goal is to provide you with straightforward answers so that you have a clearer understanding of the treatment and are comfortable making the decision to go forward with these excellent tooth restorations should they ever be required.
What Is A Crown?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” or cover that a dentist places over a tooth that is badly damaged from trauma or decay in order to restore its color, strength, size and functionality. They are also used for cosmetic reasons to improve discolored or misshapen teeth.
Why Can The Cost Of Crowns Vary?
The reason the cost of a crown can vary greatly, even from dentist to dentist is quite simple. The most beautiful crowns require the artistry and years of experience of a team of dental professionals; your dentist and the laboratory technicians that handcraft crowns. To meet higher expectations of some individuals requires more experience, artistry and skill. And great art just tends to cost more. A customized temporary crown may even be used as a preview to see what a final crown will look like. Another critical factor is the choice of materials used. For example, while all porcelain crowns are made from high-quality ceramic (glass) material, they are not equal. It is therefore more expensive in terms of time, skill and expertise to produce the most natural looking results.
How Long Will A Crown Last?
Most dentists expect a crown to last at least 7-10 years with normal wear and proper maintenance. However, depending on the materials used and location of the tooth, they can last upwards of 50 years or more. For example, a gold crown has the longest lifespan because gold is such a durable material that has little to no negative impact on surrounding teeth. On the other hand, porcelain produces a completely natural look but can cause wear to adjacent teeth.
What Materials Are Most Often Used For Crowns?
The three most common materials used to make crowns are as follows:
- Porcelain-Fused-to Metal (PFM)
- All porcelain