Tooth cap

Teeth caps (also called dental crowns) can give your smile the appearance you want with the durability you need. Schedule an appointment with your local Aspen Dental team today and explore your options.

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What are teeth caps?

Dental crowns (also called teeth caps) are dental prosthetic devices that can cover a tooth entirely or partially. Whether you are looking to improve the look of your smile or provide support for damaged teeth, teeth caps are a great solution. 

Why do I need dental caps?

There are many reasons why your Aspen Dental dentist may recommend you get a dental crown. Here are some of the most common scenarios: 

Severe decay

When a tooth has extensive decay that cannot be repaired with a regular filling.

Fractures or cracks

To provide support for tooth fractures that jeopardize the tooth’s structural integrity.

Root canal treatment

After a root canal procedure, a tooth may become brittle and require a crown for reinforcement.

Cosmetic enhancement

To improve the appearance of misshapen, discolored or poorly aligned teeth.

Types of caps for teeth

At Aspen Dental, 95% of dental crowns are made from zirconia—the strongest, biocompatible material available. Other types of teeth caps include:

A durable option for back teeth because of their metallic color. Aspen Dental also offers gold teeth caps.

Porcelain provides your tooth with strong, lasting protection.

These crowns are fused to metal and ceramic, so they blend in with your natural teeth.

The most natural looking option. A good choice for front teeth.

Resin crowns are temporary crowns you can wear until your permanent solution is ready.

Zirconia offers superior aesthetics and durability.

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Benefits of a tooth cap

Sometimes you’ll want a cap to protect your natural tooth, other times you may choose to have a tooth capped for cosmetic reasons. Here are some reasons why you may consider teeth caps. 

How does a dentist fit a cap for a tooth?

Here is what you can expect when you go in for your dental crown appointment at your local Aspen Dental office: 


Placing a dental crown

Ever wonder how a dental crown fits over you tooth? Watch the video to see your future smile restoration come to life.

Aftercare for new teeth caps

At first you may experience some sensitivity to temperature changes right after you receive your dental crowns. However, this discomfort typically fades quickly.

While in a temporary crown, it's best to stick to soft foods and avoid anything crunchy or sticky. Remember to brush and floss around the capped area like you would around your other teeth, using extra care immediately following treatment. These simple guidelines can help you achieve the best results and enjoy the long-lasting benefits of your renewed smile.

How to care for crowns and caps for teeth

It’s important to take good care of your new crowns. Here are some guidelines to help you achieve the best results:

All about the brush

 Use a soft-bristle toothbrush and a non-abrasive toothpaste to clean your teeth and caps. Pay extra attention to the gumline around the caps to prevent plaque buildup.

Flossing matters

Gently floss around the caps using a threader or interdental brush. This ensures thorough cleaning without placing undue stress on the caps.

Easy eats

Minimize crunchy, sticky and hard-to-chew foods. They can stress the caps and compromise their integrity.

Annual checkups

See your Aspen Dental care team annually for professional cleanings and exams.

How much does capping a tooth cost?

Because every smile is unique, teeth capping costs can vary. At Aspen Dental, your dental crowns cost will depend on factors such as the material used, the amount of dental work needed and the location of your Aspen Dental office

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