When decay or trauma has damaged the majority of the tooth, Dr. Greg Mann and Dr. Ross Owens will use a crown in order to restore the tooth. A crown is a type of dental restoration used to replace the majority of the tooth’s exterior while still keeping much of the core intact. At Durango Dentistry, we begin the crown process by taking detailed impressions of the mouth. Then we carefully remove the damaged section of the tooth and shape the remaining core. Dr. Greg Mann and Dr. Ross Owens then takes another impression, which will help the crown to secure properly. The tooth is then fitted with a temporary crown that will protect the tooth until the permanent crown has been made at the laboratory. In some cases, a permanent dental crown in Durango, Colorado, can be made in the same day, making a temporary crown unnecessary and reducing your wait time.
If a portion of the core needs to be rebuilt before a crown can be placed, Dr. Greg Mann and Dr. Ross Owens will use pins and posts to restore the tooth. After the structural supports are in place, a matrix band wraps around the tooth and serves as the form for the tooth core. The core of the tooth is created with a specialized material, shaped by our skilled dentist, and then finished with a crown.
If you are curious about crowns and would like to know more, schedule an appointment with Durango Dentistry today.