At Pine Creek Dental, our top priority is helping you take care of your teeth, and we can use dental crowns to preserve your teeth and your smile. We use dental caps to restore your smile while keeping you as comfortable as possible.

Learn more about some of the most common dental needs resolved with the use of crowns, and  give us a call to schedule an appointment. By combining the best dental care in Colorado Springs with a comfortable, relaxed setting, we can provide you with comprehensive dental care.

What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are specially designed caps that restore damaged teeth’s strength, appearance, and function. They may be made from porcelain fused to metal, complete porcelain, or gold materials.

The crowns match the tooth’s shape, size, and color, creating a natural look that matches your surrounding teeth. Furthermore, a dental crown can reinforce your tooth while allowing you to enjoy your regular diet. 

Dental crowns protect the root of your tooth and your jaw. This versatile, reliable treatment option allows us to protect and preserve your smile. 

Best Types of Crowns for Your Teeth

Dr. Thompson will help you find the best crown type  for your teeth. Depending on your dental needs, you may benefit from the following materials:

Complete Porcelain

All porcelain crowns only use silica-based materials in their construction. They create a natural appearance without compromising strength. They’re also biocompatible, so you don’t have to worry about along the gum line.

Porcelain Fused to Metal

Porcelain fused to metal crowns have a robust metal cap as the base, and then porcelain creates the tooth’s outer structure. This affordable option blends seamlessly with the rest of your smile. 


As the name implies, gold crowns are made entirely from gold materials. They match your tooth’s shape and really stands out. They’re highly durable, making them a good choice if you want an option that lasts a long time. 

The right crown for one person may not be the right crown for someone else, so we will help you find the best treatment option for your needs. 

What To Expect During Your Crown Placement

Most dental crowns take two appointments to place. First, we will prepare the tooth that needs the crown. We want to make sure we remove all oral decay before placing the crown on your tooth.

Next, we will reshape the tooth’s structure to create space for the crown. Digital dental impressions will be taken to ensure the crown is the perfect size and shape for your tooth.    

Finally, we will schedule  an appointment to fit the crown. The placement procedure involves checking that the cap will fit correctly before cementing it in place. 

If you would like to learn more about dental crowns and to decide if they are right for you, give us a call to schedule an appointment at (719) 268-9400.

Ready to Request an Appointment?

Dr. Thompson and his team truly enjoy getting to know patients and look forward to meeting you soon. Give us a call and request an appointment for your next checkup, get a second opinion, or explore options for your unique dental needs. From all of us at Pine Creek Dental, we look forward to seeing you smile!

Our Reviews

Read our patient reviews to see what patients have to say about their experience with us at Pine Creek Dental.

I have been going to Pine Creek Dental for years. The staff is amazing! They are great at explaining everything as they go. I am so glad I found this place after my previous dentist retired. I will not go anywhere else.


The staff was very friendly and kept me at ease during the entire procedure. We even got to laugh and joke a few times. Love this practice and HIGHLY recommend having any dental work done here!


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