Dental crowns are popular for many patients in the Lakewood area. They are caps that Dr. Levitin puts over a tooth in order to restore its normal shape, size, and function. A dental crown may be just what you need to strengthen your tooth or improve its appearance.
There are a number of reasons Dr. Levitin may recommend a dental crown to you. This restorative treatment may be a good option if you have a cavity that’s too large for a filling, your tooth is worn, cracked, or weakened, you’ve undergone root canal treatment, or you wish to cover a discolored or poorly shaped tooth that makes you feel self-conscious.
At other dental offices in the area, the process of placing a dental crown typically takes about two weeks. However, at Mile High Smiles, we are able to shorten this process by using an iTero scanner. Believe it or not, iTero scanners have been used in more than 1.2 million crowns, bridges, and other restorative treatments.
We use iTero to digitally scan your tooth rather instead of taking impressions. Due to this, we are able to provide you with your crown in about a week. This is great news if you lead a busy life and are wondering how you can fit a dental crown treatment into your schedule.
Once you receive your dental crowns you’ll be responsible for caring for it. You’ll need to brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day. It’s also a good idea to refrain from chewing hard foods or hard objects such as pencils. Additionally, you’ll need to visit our office for regular dental checkups. Our Raleigh Family Dentist friends, Wells Family Dental, have stated that requests for crowns has increased in the last several years. We have noticed the same thing.
Schedule an Appointment at Mile High Smiles
If you’re wondering whether dental crowns are right for you, we encourage you to call our office at (720) 239-1916 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Levitin.