Crowns In A Day at Centennial & Greenwood Village Dentist

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To fix the appearance of a decayed, damaged or cracked tooth, the perfect solution is a crown. A crown is a permanent covering that fits over the original tooth that is flawed. Crowns are made of a variety of different materials such as porcelain, acrylic resin or a mix of these materials. However, for the most natural appearance, porcelain crowns are generally used.

The treatment plan for a patient receiving a crown involves:

  1. Numb the tooth to remove the decay in or around it.
  2. Re-sculpt the tooth to provide an ideal fit for the crown.
  3. Make an impression of your teeth in order to create a custom-made crown (in one to two hours).
  4. Make a temporary crown out of acrylic resin with our in house lab (CEREK) and fitting it onto the tooth.
  5. After ensuring that the crown has the proper look and fit, the dentist cements it into place.
This process generally consists of a minimum of 2 visits over a six month period. Once the procedure is completed, proper dental hygiene, including daily brushing and flossing, is required to maintain healthy, bacteria-free teeth, gums and crowns. This helps in the prevention of gum disease. Given proper care, your crown can last a lifetime.
Having this procedure completed with the CEREK in house is an improved orthodontic treatment delivering superior results compared to the traditional crown treatment process.

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illustration of teeth before and after a crown is placed on them


About Dr. Christ


Dr. Christ was an attending Physician for the CU surgical residency at Denver Health from 1999-2002. Dr. Christ has been practicing in his private, state of the art facility in the Denver Tech Center for over 13 years now.

Why should I get dental crowns?

People who have missing or damaged teeth now have the option to receive dental crowns to restore their teeth to a more aesthetically pleasing and functional state. This includes people who may also have tooth gaps. Decay From The old tooth is removed, and often the entire core of the tooth is rebuilt. When the the inner tooth is prepared and ready, a molded cap is cemented and carefully placed over the core tooth. Many people who receive dental crowns have the benefit of a better bite and a fuller smile, which can improves your ability to chew food, which improves your digestion.

What is a crown made of?

To create the crown, a combination of ceramics, metals, and porcelain are used. The material is blended to ensure a seamless placement that will match the color of your surrounding teeth.

Crowns in a day with Dr. Kevin Christ

Who receives dental crowns?

People who have damaged teeth or gaps in their gum line often receive dental crowns. Conditions that qualify for a crown include:

  • Cavities
  • Entirely missing teeth or unnatural tooth gaps
  • Dental implants that need to be covered
  • Cracked teeth
  • Teeth that are worn down

How are dental crowns placed?

From initial consultation to receiving a full tooth crown, there are a series of steps taken in order to have your teeth looking aseptically pleasing and functional.

illustration of a tooth before a dental crown is placed

Before A Crown Is Placed

The tooth that needs a crown is prepared to be capped. Parts of the tooth that are in decay are promptly removed. For teeth that need structure, an additional core is created to support the new crown.

Illustration of a crown being placed on top a tooth with a blue arrow on top of it.

The Crown Placement on a tooth, Dr. Kevin Christ

The prepped tooth is measured, and an impression is made to ensure the best fit possible for a comfortable crown placement.

Illustration of teeth and a gumline after a dental crown is successfully placed on the old tooth.

After a Crown Is Placed

Shortly after your tooth impressions are made, the new crown is placed and cemented in the same day to fit your tooth down to the gumline.

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Dental crown after-care instructions

In order to take care of your new crown, and the remaining teeth in your smile, taking care of your teeth will prevent damage and provide protection to improve your overall dental hygiene.

  • Brush your teeth in the morning and evening.
  • Floss daily to remove substance between teeth, as well as plaque.
  • Abstain from eating hard foods and stick to softer foods that are easy to chew.
  • Schedule annual or bi-annual dental appointments to make sure your teeth are examined and taken care of.
Brushing your teeth after treatment when you get a crown

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