Dental crowns are one of the most versatile restorations used today, enabling our dentists 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. If you have recently suffered from a severe chip or crack on your tooth, we encourage you to schedule an appointment so that one of our dental professionals from Integrated Dental Arts can determine whether or not you are in need of a dental crown.
Dental Crowns in Greeley, CO
There are a variety of materials available for creating a dental crown each having having their own pros and cons. Depending on the type you get and how well you care for your oral health, your new crown should last between 10 – 30 years.
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.
Dental crowns may be recommended to fix the following dental concerns:
- 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.