Dental crowns are one of the most versatile restorations used today, enabling Dr. Benson to restore both health and beauty to a tooth. Dental crowns are often referred to as a “cap” because they cover the tooth entirely, restoring strength and allowing a patient to keep the natural tooth root in place to avoid the effects of tooth loss.
There are a variety of materials available for creating a dental crown. Dr. Benson prefers the use of eMAx, a type of dental ceramic made from lithium disilicate which represents the very best in ceramic crowns on the current market. Known for their reflectivity and lifelike translucence, eMax crowns are also exceptionally strong and durable. This unique combination results in a dental crown that Dr. Benson can use in the front of the mouth, where esthetics matter most, and in the back of the mouth, where it must withstand pressure and wear.
- Cracked or damaged tooth
- Misshapen tooth
- Decayed tooth
- Strengthening a tooth after a root canal
Same-Day Dental Crowns
E4D Technology: How It Works
Dr. Benson uses E4D technology to provide high quality porcelain restorations during a single visit to Integrated Dental Arts in Greeley. Using digital impressions, Dr. Benson will design a custom made dental crown, filling or dental veneer that will be created while you wait. Your new restoration can be tried on, adjusted for fit and permanently placed in one visit- no need to schedule a return trip to the dentist and leave with a temporary solution.
Dental Crown FAQs
Is the dental crown procedure painful?
Dental crown treatment is generally pain-free, especially withe the use of E4D digital technology for same day dental crowns. Dr. Benson will ensure you are as comfortable as possible, offering sedation dentistry options when needed. It is normal to experience mild sensitivity following treatment. These symptoms generally subside within 1 to 3 days of treatment.
How much does a dental crown cost?
The cost of a tooth crown depends on the material used, location of the tooth and specific condition of the patient. Before your treatment begins, Dr. Benson will complete a full review of the procedure including the dental crown cost. We work with most dental insurance carriers and offer third party financing in our Greeley, CO dentist office.
What should I do if I have a broken crown?
If you have a broken crown, please contact Integrated Dental Arts for an appointment with Dr. Benson. We try to see dental emergency patients on the same day whenever possible.
Are dental crowns necessary after a root canal?
Placing a dental crown after every root canal procedure may not be necessary in certain cases, but all root canal procedures need tooth reinforcement. A dental crown will significantly reinforce a tooth after a root canal. Without reinforcement, your tooth is more vulnerable to continued damage.
Dental Implant Crowns
If you are missing a single tooth, Dr. Benson will suggest a dental crown that is secured to a dental implant. An implant supported crown is better for your oral health and most resembles a natural tooth. The implant post will replace the root of the tooth and create a durable foundation for a dental crown.