What is a dental crown?
When a tooth suffers a serious injury like a crack or fracture, a crown can be used to essentially “cap” the area, protecting it from further damage or infection and restoring any structure it lost due to its former condition. Patients who receive crowns are able to chew and speak again without experiencing any discomfort or pain!
Crowns can provide an excellent solution to all sorts of dental problems, including:
- Extensive decay
- Broken teeth
- Deep staining
- Chips or cracks
While crowns can be constructed from various kinds of materials, Dr. Mauck and Dr. Ricci strongly prefer to use dental porcelain, which combines the cornerstones of restorative and cosmetic dentistry by producing a crown that is both incredibly strong as well as beautiful, allowing you to retain a whole, healthy smile without sacrificing your self-image in the process.
Dental Crowns with Revolutionary E4D Technology
While regular dental crowns often require two or three dental visits in order for a dentist to properly prepare your mouth and create the new piece, advances in oral health technology have allowed Drs. Mauck and Ricci to provide a faster, more effective solution for their patients from the greater Denver area. In fact, with the help of E4D technology, we can create and place a brand-new, custom-made porcelain crown in just one visit at our Aurora office! E4D first uses CAD/CAM capabilities to take digital impressions of your teeth – no more messy, uncomfortable impressions needed! Then, it sends this important information to a computerized milling unit that will quickly and precisely craft your new porcelain crown while you wait. In only around one hour, we’ll be able to place your new piece and restore your oral health without missing a beat! Of course, if you’d prefer that we have your information sent to a trusted dental lab instead, we’re more than happy to accommodate to your wishes.