It is common for people to experience damage to the enamel of their teeth at some point in their life. This can be from poor oral hygiene, particular foods, and drinks, smoking, or simply everyday wear. When there is significant decay or damage to the surface of a tooth, the tooth can be reduced and a custom-made tooth bonded to its surface. This artificial tooth is called a  dental crown. Crowns are typically used to anchor bridges (structures that replace missing teeth).

Traditionally these crowns were made using metal and did not blend in well with your remaining teeth. However, today’s advancements in technology have discovered ways to help you treat the health of your tooth without sacrificing appearance. The dentists at Longmont dental clinic have mastered this method of treatment and are ready to help treat you using porcelain crowns in Longmont, CO 80501.

How Does it Work?

As mentioned, metal was traditionally used to create crowns. Today, dentists can use porcelain, which blends in perfectly with your remaining teeth. Not only does it blend in well, but also porcelain can be up to 10 times stronger than older methods. This makes the crown more reliable and long-lasting.

During The Procedure

The procedure will start with your dentist removing any bacteria and decay on your tooth. Once the tooth is cleaned, your tooth will be slightly shaved down to allow for the porcelain to attach to your tooth.

An impression will then be taken of your tooth so the porcelain crown can be created. Then you will be fitted with a temporary crown. Once the new personalized crown is ready, you will have a second appointment to have it secured in place. The porcelain crown in Longmont, CO 80501 should fit perfectly on your tooth and appear completely natural.

At Longmont Dental, we understand crowns can be unpleasant for patients due to the procedure and the unfortunate cosmetic appearance that typically comes with it. However, this is no longer the case. Patients can happily have their teeth restored and continue on with bright and beautiful smiles with porcelain crowns near you.