Dental Crowns

Beautiful Porcelain Crowns in Lafayette, CO

tooth crown dentist in Lafayette, CO and BoulderDental crowns are artificial replacements for natural tooth crowns (the visible portion of your tooth above the gum). Dental crowns provide a personalized solution to restore your teeth and smile. Boulder cosmetic dentist, Dr. West, helps create top-quality porcelain crowns and fine-tunes them to ensure perfect fit and finish. Our Lafayette, CO, area patients feel completely confident In Dr. West and are thrilled with the results of a beautifully restored smile.

The Tooth Crown Procedure

Before the tooth crown procedure - Boulder dentist Dr. Gordon West
1. Before the dental crown procedure
Dr. West will examine your mouth to make a first evaluation and makes an impression that will serve as a prototype for the new tooth crown.
porcelain crowns Boulder dentist Lafayette, CO
2. Preparing the old tooth for a dental crown
In his Boulder dental office, Dr. West prepares the natural tooth to be able to receive the new dental crown. A temporary tooth crown is then attached to the natural tooth to protect it while your permanent dental crown is being crafted.
Placing the new dental crown - Dr. West in Boulder
3. Placing the new dental crown
A week or so after the first visit, you will return to Dr. West’s office in Lafayette, CO. During this appointment, the temporary dental crown will be removed and the permanent tooth crown will be securely fitted. Typically, porcelain crowns will last a lifetime with proper care and dental hygiene.
Porcelain crowns placed by Dr. West, a dentist in Lafayette, CO
4. The End Result
By the end of your dental crown procedure, you will have a new tooth that should blend in perfectly with the surrounding teeth. To maintain your new porcelain crowns, you will need to brush and floss as recommended by Dr. West or the dental hygienist.

Alternative to metal dental crowns in Boulder
Already Have a Metal Tooth Crown?
If you have all-metal dental crowns that keep you from smiling, Dr. West can install porcelain crowns over your metal crowns. This restores the look of natural teeth and, on a larger scale, will restore your smile to its original, beautiful aesthetic.

What are the Benefits of Dental Crowns?

  • Dental crowns are very sturdy and with proper brushing and flossing will last a lifetime.
  • In his Boulder dental office, Dr. West will prepare the natural tooth to receive the new dental crown. A temporary tooth crown will then be attached to the natural tooth to protect it while your permanent dental crown is being crafted.
  • Dental crowns are created from molds of your teeth so they will feel and function just like your natural teeth.

To learn more about how dental crowns can restore your smile, call our office in Lafayette, CO at 720-862-3630. Dr. Gordon West will help you as you decide if a porcelain tooth crown is right for you if you are in the Boulder area!