Crowns & Bridges
At the dental office of Denver dentist Clifford S. Litvak, DDS, we have plenty of effective methods for enhancing and restoring your smile, no matter what dental problem you’re currently dealing with. Dental crowns and bridges are two of the most commonly used restorations and are appropriate when a tooth is missing or too severely damaged to treat with a filling.
Updated Materials, Beautiful Results
There are several materials available to make dental crowns and bridges, but porcelain is the most realistic in appearance. These restorations are made to match the color of your natural teeth so no one will suspect that you’ve had any dental work done at all.
Dental crowns are quite versatile and don't just protect teeth from further damage – they can be used to reshape, realign, or whiten a tooth, adding to a bright, healthy smile. Dr. Litvak uses dental crowns to:
- Support a tooth that has extensive decay
- Protect a broken tooth
- Improve the esthetics of a misshappen tooth
- Protect a tooth following root canal treatment
- Restore a dental implant
- Stabilize a dental bridge
Placing a Dental Crown
Placing a dental crown can usually be completed in two visits. During your first visit, we’ll take digital x-rays of your teeth to determine if there are any underlying problems that may affect the longevity of your crown.
In most cases, Dr. Litvak will need to remove a small portion of the damaged tooth to leave a space for the crown. Sometimes, however, we may actually need to build the tooth up to hold the crown securely.
Next, we’ll take the impressions that are used to create an exact mold of the tooth. This mold is sent to our local dental lab where highly skilled dental artisans will design your new crown to our exact specifications. Before you leave our office, we’ll fit you with a temporary crown to wear for about four weeks while the final crown is made.
When your new crown is ready, you’ll return to our Denver dental office for final placement of your crown. We’ll remove the temporary and adjust the new crown so it fits perfectly. Once we’re happy with the fit, shade, and contour of the crown, we’ll cement it securely in place.
We Treat You Like Family
Our professional team loves to make our patients feel like family because we know it makes everything easier and more enjoyable for you. We provide excellent dental care, and we know that a sense of humor goes a long way in making your dental treatments easy and stress-free.
We want you to get the care you need without having to worry about finances, so we'll work with your needs to find a payment plan that makes your treatment manageable. If you’re concerned about a damaged tooth, please call our Denver dental office. We’ll be happy to arrange a consultation at your convenience.