Same-Day Dental Crowns Missoula MT


You should feel confident with your smile. But when returning cavities, teeth discolorations, irregularities or misshapen teeth, broken teeth, or missing teeth get in the way of your perfect smile, what’s a good solution?

Discovery Dental Group provides our patients with dental crowns that look, feel, and function like your original teeth (or even better)! These prosthetic caps or coverings are placed on top of existing teeth or a dental implant and resemble the shape and color of other teeth. Generally, dental crowns are made with porcelain, ceramic, or a composite resin material to get that natural-looking appearance and durable structure.

Whether your goal is to improve the look of your smile or to fix a broken or painful tooth, a crown may be the treatment that will best benefit you.

natural looking dental crowns

When Would I Need a Tooth Crown?

For many patients at our Missoula dental office, dental crowns resolve issues or imperfections to smiles that are the result of diseases, accidents, or years of wear and tear. They are often the treatment of choice when a filling won’t suffice.

Crowns can also be used to solve appearance or cosmetic problems with teeth that are misshapen, stained, or chipped. Modern materials allow us to make crowns that “disappear” in your mouth by matching the look and feel of your natural dentition.

Whether you need to remedy a restorative, cosmetic, or advanced dental problem, talk with our Missoula dentists about if crowns may be the right treatment plan for you. Our advanced, in-office technology saves you time and gives you the bright and complete smile you’ve wanted sooner.

What’s the Process for Fitting and Placing a Dental Crown?

In most cases, our dentists Dr. Green and Dr. Green are able to utilize the latest technology to fit your crown in a single visit. These same-day crowns are created using computer-aided design and milling called Cerec technology. Using such state-of-the-art systems allows our dentists to prepare, design, fabricate, and deliver your crown in less than two hours.

With all the hustle and bustle in today’s world this service has become a very popular choice among patients at Discovery Dental Group.

How Long Will My Crown Last?

With good, established habits for oral health, your dental crown should last at least 5 years and sometimes even up to 15 years! Because they can provide such long-lasting (and great-looking) results, tooth crowns are quickly becoming a preferred solution for patients, especially when dental practices provide the option for same-day crowns.

Benefits Behind Getting a Tooth Crown

  • Fix large areas of decay
  • Replace missing teeth
  • Offer support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
  • Strengthen a tooth treated with a root canal
  • Alleviate pain in a cracked tooth
  • Improve “smile” and functional chewing problems

Just like with existing teeth, crowns needs to be brushed and flossed around every day to avoid plaque buildup and bacterial infections. Patients should continue to visit their Missoula dentist as well for biannual teeth cleanings and exams. Doing so can help crowns last longer and maintain their attractive appearance. Cavities can still form underneath the crown, so don’t neglect cleaning them the same as the rest of your teeth.

Will I Need to Have a Root Canal to Receive a Tooth Crown?

Your current tooth will need to be milled down enough that the dental crown can fit over it snugly, but a root canal should not be necessary unless a deep infection requires additional treatment. Some patients have a crown placed over a tooth that’s gone through a root canal to support the tooth’s now vulnerable structure. However, a root canal is not a prerequisite for dental crown.

In cases when a patient is missing teeth, a tooth crown can be placed over a dental implant or over existing teeth supporting a tooth bridge that’s replacing teeth. But generally teeth will not need to be extracted or undergo root canal treatment for a crown to be placed.

Lines of sythetic tooth crowns

Will My Insurance Cover a Crown?

Some insurance coverages do cover some of the cost of dental crowns, making it an affordable treatment for a number of problems. Our office is happy to check if your insurance is one that would cover some or all of your tooth crown.

Find Out More About Dental Crowns in Missoula, MT

Feel free to contact our Missoula dental office with any additional questions or concerns you have about tooth crowns. We’re happy to discuss this option with you in greater detail to decide if it’s the ideal solution for your oral health and cosmetic needs.