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How Are Dental Crowns Made?

added on: April 23, 2020

Middle-aged man wearing a gray shirt cringes in pain and cradles his jaw because he needs a crown.

Getting ready to get a new crown? Here’s a peek inside the process to let you know what you’re in for! Keep reading to learn more about how we make our custom crowns.

What’s a Crown?

If you’re not familiar with this important restorative technique, here’s a quick primer. Dental crowns are a tooth-shaped cap that serves to cover one of your teeth. Crowns offer a realistic look and feel and are used to address a range of issues including discolored, misshapen, or broken teeth.

How Are Crowns Made?

Dental crowns are custom-made to fit over your tooth, guaranteeing a completely natural look and feel. Dental crowns can be made of a variety of different materials, depending on what your dentist offers, and what suits your unique needs. Common materials used include porcelain, silver, and zirconia. To learn what’s available to you, contact our office.

The Dental Crown Procedure

If we decide to move forward with a dental crown, here’s what the procedure will look like. We’ll begin by numbing the area and removing enamel from the surface of the tooth. Next, we’ll take impressions of the tooth. The impressions go to an off-site lab to inform the custom shape of the crown. Once we receive your dental crown, we’ll bond it to your tooth and ensure the fit. Once the procedure is complete, you’ll have a sparkling, new restoration that looks just like the real thing and allows you to eat, speak, and smile with ease.

Restorative Dentistry in Fort Collins, Colorado

Here at Caring Smiles, we offer a variety of restorative procedures to suit your and your family’s dental health needs. If you’re looking to improve your smile, we’re just a phone call away. You can also request an appointment via our convenient online form.


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