Questions about Teeth Crowns

Loveland, Colorado

What is a Teeth Crown?

A dental crown, or teeth crown, is a cap made from porcelain, resin, or metal that is shaped to fit over a tooth, restoring the tooth to its original size and shape. Teeth crowns are cemented to the existing tooth up to the gum-line, preventing the cracked or damaged tooth from further decay and damage. Teeth crowns are often used for teeth that are cracked and chipped and cannot be adequately repaired by other means.

How Long do Teeth Crowns Last?

Depending on the material used, teeth crowns can last up to twenty years with proper maintenance. To get the most out of your teeth crowns, be sure to schedule regular appointments with Dr. Pitt in Loveland so he may inspect your crown and insure that it is in its proper position and has not shifted. The first five years after your crown placement requires little to no maintenance by Dr. Pitt, as long as you are performing a routine at home. As always, brushing and flossing regularly will increase the life span of your teeth crown.

Should I Seek a Teeth Crown?

Until scheduling an appointment, it is difficult to tell whether a teeth crowns are the right option for you, or if there is another option you have yet to consider. If you have scheduled an appointment at our Loveland dental office, Dr. Pitt can thoroughly examine around the damaged tooth or teeth and determine if a tooth crown would be the best course of action.

Fix Your Teeth in Loveland

Don’t live with the pain of a cracked or damaged tooth. With teeth crowns from Loveland’s own Dr. David Pitt, you can regain the smile and the life you deserve. Contact Dr. Pitt today to learn more.