A fractured, worn, or decayed tooth can cause daily discomfort. Left untreated, this can cause serious oral health problems.
A dental crown restores strength to a damaged tooth by covering the visible portion of its structure, protecting it from further damage.
At his Colorado Springs, CO, office, Dr. Jason Streeter offers same-day crowns that provide patients with cosmetic and restorative benefits.
The Benefits of Dental Crowns
Following extensive removal of tooth decay, treatment for trauma, or a root canal, our dentist, Jason Streeter, may recommend a dental crown. Crowns restore strength to a tooth’s structure and protect the remaining natural tissue. They can also prevent the need for a tooth extraction following a root canal. Patients who receive this type of porcelain restoration can enjoy:
A More Attractive Smile
Dental crowns offer cosmetic benefits. If one or more of your teeth are worn, discolored, or damaged, Dr. Streeter can cover those teeth with a custom cap that blends in with your smile. A crown made of porcelain can even be placed on your front teeth.
A Convenient, Comfortable Treatment
Thanks to our in-office technology, we are able to offer same-day crowns. Our Colorado Springs dental practice offers digital scans and in-house milling technology that allow your teeth to be prepped, scanned, and fitted with a new crown during one convenient visit to our dental office. We also use dental lasers for pain-free treatment.
The final look of your crown matters just as much as its function. Your dentist will take great care to ensure that your crown looks natural. Each crown is digitally designed and milled under the direct supervision of your dentist to ensure that it is the best possible fit. In addition to traditional porcelain, our dentist uses IPS e.max® crowns that offer natural translucence and KATANA™ Zirconia crowns that offer unmatched strength.
Preservation of Natural Teeth
In some cases, a dental crown can prevent the need for a tooth extraction. While composite resin fillings can address minor chips and pockets of decay, crowns are the preferred treatment for significant tooth decay and damage. A damaged tooth is susceptible to tooth loss, and the loss of a tooth can often lead to bone atrophy and other dental problems. By preserving a natural tooth after a root canal or similar treatment, our dentist is able to preserve patients’ jawbone health and prevent the need for expensive restorative treatments like dental implants.
Improved Oral Comfort
If your teeth are worn or damaged, you may experience significant discomfort when chewing. Many patients find relief from sensitivity or tooth pain following the placement of a dental crown. Additionally, each step of the dental crown treatment will be performed with your comfort in mind. We also offer sedation dentistry to help you relax during the procedure.
Beautifully Restored Smile
How We Transformed This Smile With Six Zirconia Crowns
Are You a Candidate
Many of our Colorado Springs patients are great candidates for a porcelain crown. There are several potential reasons that a dental crown may be recommended, including:
Serious Tooth Decay
If your dentist has to remove extensive amounts of natural tooth structure in order to treat decay, you may not be a candidate for fillings, an inlay, or an onlay. Once a significant amount of enamel has been removed, only a porcelain crown can protect the remaining tooth structure.
Dental crowns also replace missing teeth in combination with dental implants. The restorations can also support a dental bridge. To span the gap in your smile, you may be fitted with two dental crowns that support a bridge. It is important to note that implants come with unique candidacy considerations.
Root Canal Procedure
Crowns are often placed following a root canal. After removing infected pulp from the inside of the tooth, our dentist will place a crown over the tooth to protect the treatment area. Because a crown covers the complete surface, it can protect the tooth more effectively than a dental filling.
Some candidates seek dental crowns for purely cosmetic reasons. If you have a tooth that is misaligned, small, or misshapen in any way, a dental crown can offer a quick cosmetic fix. Crowns can provide dramatic transformation on their own, or they can be combined with other cosmetic dentistry treatments.
Concerned about the Process?
We’ve invested in state-of-the-art technology to make your
experience as comfortable as possible.
Same Day Crowns
Our advanced in-house milling system allows us to treat your tooth and provide crown in one visit. No more wearing a temporary crown or taking time out of your day (again) for a second visit to place a crown.
New crowns can often feel a little sensitive after being placed. We take an extra step to avoid that. Before cementing the crown in place, we desensitize the tooth, which virtually eliminates any discomfort for patients.
Dislike the sound of dental drills? We prepare your tooth using electric handpieces, which are smoother and quieter than the older air-driven handpieces used by other dentists
We use the 3Shape TRIOS® scanner, which is one of the most accurate scanners on the market today. More accurate scanning leads to a better fitting and more comfortable crown.
Preparing the Tooth Can Seem Scary
But We Take Extra Measures to Ensure Your Comfort
Our dentist uses electric handpieces that are much quieter than the noisy old-fashioned drills of the past.
What to Expect during Treatment
A Guide Through the Process
The first step of establishing your candidacy for this form of dentistry begins with a consultation and exams at our Colorado Springs dental practice. Your dentist, will take the time to explain the dental crown treatment process while answering any questions you may have.
Once your candidacy has been established, a date will be set to prepare your tooth and fabricate your dental crown. There are three basic steps involved, and the entire process can be completed from start to finish through one visit to our practice.
To create room for the dental crown, a layer of the tooth will need to be gently removed. Before Dr. Streeter performs this step your tooth will be numbed using local anesthesia. We use an electric handpiece, which is smoother and quieter than air-driven tools and provides an improved experience for the patient. Nitrous oxide sedation is also available.
Dental Crown Fabrication
Once your tooth has been prepared, it will be scanned using an advanced 3Shape TRIOS scanner. The scans are done digitally, so there is no goop or putty required. Ths information will then be sent to an inhouse milling machine that will fabricatie your restoration while you wait. Our office uses advanced e.max porcelain that matches the natural aesthetics of your teeth.
Placement of Permanent Crown
Once your restoration is ready, Dr. Streeter will ensure that the porcelain cap is a perfect fit and meets your cosmetic goals. Before cementing the crown, we treat the tooth with a desensitizer that virtually eliminates sensitivity following the appointment.
We Emphasize Patient Comfort
Our team at Streeter Dentall strives to make each visit as comfortable as possible. We have an array of amenities available to help patients feel at ease during their time with us. .
We offer convenience at the very start with digital check-in for patients.
Sit back in our dental chair and feel at home by watching television.
Our noise-canceling headphones will let you relax in peace and quiet.
How Much Does a Dental Crown Cost
Generally, crowns range in price between $800 and $1,700. However, it’s important to note that the price varies based on how many teeth are being treated, whether other treatments are needed, and the type of material used for your restoration.
We offer our Colorado Springs patients a variety of options, from traditional porcelain-fused-to-metal to custom materials that excel in strength and beauty. One of our favorite options is e.max, a type of porcelain known for its natural translucence and lifelike aesthetics. These qualities are ideal for teeth that show when you smile. e.max is also known for its strength. However, if you need even greater strength to support a molar, we also offer KATANA Zirconia—a premium-grade zirconia with a beautiful blend of aesthetics and extreme strength.
Crowns cost between $800 and $1,700.
To get accurate pricing based on your personal needs and goals, we suggest requesting an appointment where we can explain which options are best for you. Then, we can calculate any insurance coverage available and give you more accurate pricing. We also offer financing to assist with out-of-pocket costs.
If a Crown Isn’t the Right Solution
Our Dentist Provides Other Options
If you have issues that don’t necessarily call for a dental crown, Streeter Dental in Colorado Springs offers a wide range of treatment options to conceal and correct minor issues. Popular solutions include veneers and dental bonding, which uses a composite resin material to fill cracks, chips, and stains. A veneer may be recommended to improve the appearance of small or misshapen teeth. Our dentist or a member of our dentistry team will be glad to explain each option in detail during your visit.
Our team will help you choose a treatment suited to your needs and budget.
Pricing and Financing Information
Patients at our Colorado Springs office often have questions about the cost of treatment. Our team focuses on patient education and making sure they feel directly involved with the process.
Providing an Estimate
In order to provide an estimate, you will first need to meet with our team. The price varies based on the needs of the patient, the complexity of the case, and whether you combine procedures. As a purely cosmetic and elective treatment, veneers are not covered by insurance.
Discussing Your Concerns
We take time to discuss the pros and cons of the procedure, and suggest affordable alternatives when needed. Dental bonding, for example, offers a lower-cost solution in some cases. We are here to listen and to use our insight to help you.
Picking a Payment Option
Monthly payment plans can put the cost of cosmetic dentistry treatments within reach on any budget. We accept all major credit cards, offer patient financing through CareCredit® and GreenSky®, and provide in-house discount plans.
Monday: 8-5 pm
Tuesday: 8-5 pm
Thursday: 8-5 pm
Friday: 8-5 pm
1685 Briargate BLVD, STE A
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Disclaimer: dental treatment results are not guaranteed, may not be permanent, and can vary per individual. Some images are of models, not actual patients.