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What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a damaged tooth to restore its shape, strength, size and appearance. When it is cemented in place, a dental crown will cover all of the visible portion of the tooth.

Do I need a dental crown?
Dr. Holsteen may suggest a dental crown in Colorado, Springs, to:

– Restore a dental implant
– Strengthen a tooth that is damaged
– Cover a tooth with a large dental filling
– Prevent a weak tooth from breaking
– Cover and protect a tooth that is already broken
– Anchor a dental bridge
– Restore a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy

How is a dental crown placed?
To prepare a tooth for a dental crown, our dentist will shape the tooth to allow room for the restoration in your mouth. If your tooth does not have much structure remaining, a foundation may be built up to support the dental crown. Impressions of the tooth and the surrounding teeth are then made so that your custom dental crown can be designed and constructed. When your crown is ready, the fit and color will be examined and any necessary adjustments will be made. Then the dental crown will be permanently cemented in place.

We welcome you to contact Mountain Shadows Family Dentistry today at 719-598-3502 to learn more and to schedule your next visit.