Get An expertly made dental Crown
To begin, Dr. Effinger will use a dental drill to remove decayed enamel and reshape your tooth in preparation for your crown placement.
Once your tooth has been prepared, your dentist will use dental putty and trays or a 3D scanner to take impressions or scans of your teeth, which will be used to build your permanent crown. Your dentist will also take pictures of your teeth to ensure that your crown matches the color of your existing teeth.
Dr. Effinger will send the impressions, scans, and images of your teeth to a dental lab where your crown will be built from durable porcelain ceramic. This process takes a few weeks, but your dentist will attach a temporary resin crown to protect your newly-trimmed tooth until your permanent crown can be placed.
You’ll come back for your fitting once your crown is ready. Dr. Effinger will examine the crown to make sure it fits comfortably and make minor adjustments at this time.
Once the fit is right, your dentist will use a powerful dental cement to bond your crown into place permanently, restoring your smile and your bite.
Although dental crowns are safe, effective and non-invasive, we recognize that some people may be nervous about getting a crown. That’s why we offer sedation options for patients receiving dental crowns. Our options included gas-based nitrous oxide (laughing gas) sedation and pill-based oral conscious sedation.
Each type of sedation has different advantages and drawbacks, and you will need to consult with our team to discuss your health history before being approved for sedation. Contact us today to get started, and ensure you stay comfortable while you get your dental crown in Colorado Springs.