Dental Crowns

Parker Dental CrownAt Evanson DDS, our skilled team offers dental crown restorations for patients who have badly damaged teeth that need more protection and reinforcement than a filling can provide.  The dental crown protects the damaged tooth and offers a barrier around the weakened enamel.

The Purpose of Dental Crowns

Dental crowns serve a variety of different purposes, but most often they are used to help increase the strength and functionality of a damaged tooth.  Teeth that have been treated with dental implants or root canals are most commonly the recipients of dental crowns.  Other situations that warrant the use of crowns are:

  • Reinforcing a tooth that has been damaged and is at risk of breaking apart due to cracks or extensive decay
  • Anchoring a dental bridge to replace a missing tooth
  • Completing a dental implant project when the post has been installed
  • Restoring a worn, discolored or misshapen tooth
  • Holding a tooth together when an exceptionally large cavity requires a filling that replaces most of the structure Improving the look of a tooth
  • Improving self-confidence

What Options Are Available For Dental Crowns?

When crowns are permanently installed, your material options range from basic but durable stainless steel to affordable and realistic resins. Ceramic and porcelain covered crowns also look like natural fixtures, but gold and other metal finishes are also available.

How Long Will A Crown Stay In Place?

How long a dental crown lasts will depend on a few factors. Dr. Angela Evanson has done many crown procedures and will be able to create and bond a very high-quality dental crown. The lifespan of a long-term crown can range anywhere from fifteen years to just five. Taking care of your entire mouth is one of the best ways to help your crown last as long as possible. Follow a proper brushing and flossing schedule and visit your dentist regularly. Avoiding bad habits like chewing ice or grinding your teeth will also preserve the materials.

What Can I Do With A Loose Crown?

If your crown comes off, brush your teeth carefully and wash the crown. Visit a local pharmacy or drug store to find temporary dental adhesives that will help you replace the crown. Call us at (720) 409-0008 as soon as it happens for more information on caring for your tooth and to make an appointment for repairs. We see most patients with this issue on the same day to prevent damage to the crown or tooth.

How Should I Care For My Crown?

You can keep your crown intact by practicing good dental hygiene, scheduling regular checkups, and using caution when biting extremely hard foods. At Evanson DDS, we use strong, durable ceramic materials for the creation of dental crowns, and our team has a long history of placing successful, durable dental crowns for Colorado patients.

Crowned teeth require the same care as your natural ones. Proper attention to oral hygiene is the only way to ensure the material hidden below the ceramic or metal material does not become damaged by decay. A crowned tooth can still fall victim to the ravages of gum disease.

What Kind Of Fees Are Associated With Crowns?

Dental crowns are a more involved procedure than bonding or tooth-colored fillings. If a dental crown is needed to repair structural damage, your insurance may cover part of the cost. If the crown is recommended for cosmetic purposes only, you may not be covered. Our Parker team want to make sure our services are affordable to all patients. To help you pay for your dental crown or other procedure, we offer several payment plan options.

Most patients with dental insurance end up paying between $500 and $900 for each crown. Discuss your options with your insurance to determine how much they are willing to pay for the procedure.

Call for a Dental Crowns Consultation

The dental team at Evanson DDS has many years of training and real-world experience with dental implants. When you meet with Dr. Evanson, she will take the time to explain the dental crown process and answer any questions you may have about the procedure.
Dr. Evanson is highly skilled and trained to provide a variety of dental services. Her office is equipped with state-of-the-art technology to ensure you receive the best possible care.  We believe nothing exudes beauty and confidence like a bright, vibrant smile, and that everyone deserves to experience the life-altering benefits of a radiant, healthy smile.  Dr. Evanson is a family dentist in Parker, Colorado, with convenient access to the communities of Highlands Ranch, Aurora, Castle Rock and Lone Tree.  Evanson DDS offers state-of-the-art family dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. Call (720) 409-0008 to schedule your appointment today!