Dental Crowns Overview

June 27, 2017 - 3 minutes read

Among the most common resources used in restorative dentistry are dental crowns. They are not really as their name describes – a ring of metal around a tooth. Instead, they are more like a rugged and remarkably esthetic cap that fits over and protects at tooth. At Loftus Dental in Rapid City, SD, we offer our patients an array of restorative treatment, and will use a dental crown if that is the best option.

Discovering the Benefits of Dental Crowns

As a trusted dentist in Rapid City, we know the many benefits of dental crowns as a treatment option. After all, our dental crowns specialist will make them for patients with:

  • Teeth that cannot be treated with a traditional filling
  • Teeth damaged by disease or injury
  • Deeply stained teeth that cannot respond to whitening
  • Malformed or misshapen teeth
  • Teeth treated with a root canal
  • New dental implants
  • Teeth having old or failed amalgam fillings replaced

The reason that dental crowns can serve so many purposes is that they are made to shield the remaining portion of the original crown. If there is enough healthy tooth material left, the crown can then be custom made of incredibly strong metal that is colored to look just like the surrounding teeth. It becomes a fully functional and esthetic solution that restores that tooth to its fullest function.

Crowns take two office visits to complete and begin with the tooth being treated and prepped. A mold is made and temporary crown is place. When the dental crowns return from the lab, you come back in and in just moments the new crown is bonded to the tooth and you can soon use it like before.

Dental crowns allow our team to save your natural teeth and even preserve your healthy bite. You stop experiencing any pain or discomfort and you can begin to smile confidently knowing your crown looks like a natural tooth. The crown also cannot be stained and needs only regular oral hygiene to provide decades of service.

Renew Your Smile with Dental Crowns

If you have further questions about crowns or restorative dentistry, feel free to give us a call at our Rapid City, SD office at 605-341-4521. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.