Dental Crowns Phoenix, AZ
Dental cavities is an infectious disease which progresses rapidly, making tooth structure weak and vulnerable to fracture.
Simple fillings and treatments like root canal therapy can help restore the teeth at early stages of decay. However, in some cases where a tooth is severely damaged or decayed, a full coverage restoration like a Dental Crown is the only option for strengthening the remaining tooth structure.
Dr. Moyer provides state-of-the-art complete coverage dental crowns for the rehabilitation of severely broken down or decayed teeth.
What are dental crowns?
Dental crowns fit under the umbrella of both restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Crowns are full coverage restorations which cover the entire tooth structure in the form of a cap, and provide strength, shape, aesthetics, and functional ability to the remaining natural tooth structure underneath.
What type of dental crown is best?
Various types of materials are used in the fabrication of dental crowns:
Dr. Moyer recommends porcelain crowns for those concerned with aesthetics. Porcelain dental crowns provide a surface and texture that closely matches your natural teeth.
When are dental crowns needed for my teeth?
Dr. Moyer suggests the use of dental crowns when other less invasive dental restorations cannot restore the damaged tooth's appearance and strength:
What is the dental crown procedure?
Dr. Moyer will take a complete history and carry out a comprehensive examination of all the teeth and surrounding tissues before planning dental crown restorations. After getting informed consent, preparation of the affected tooth for crown placement will be performed. This involves shaving down the outer layer of enamel so the crown can fit around it. Following tooth preparation, an impression of the teeth will be taken and sent to the dental laboratory for the fabrication of the final crown. This can take several days, so you will receive a temporary crown while you wait.
Once the final crown is received from the lab, the dental crown will be tried and checked for any problems in fit and occlusion on the next visit. The high-quality dental crown will be cemented onto the prepared tooth. Post-procedure instructions will be given for the maintenance and care of the new crown.
Can I get dental crowns in a single visit?
Recent advancements in dental technology have made it possible to provide you with dental crowns on the same visit. Latest systems such as CAD/CAM and CEREC allow the dentist to take a digital impression of the tooth after preparation. Additionally, these systems allow the dentist to get a 3D image on the computer, in order to design the restoration. Then, the restoration is fabricated through computer assisted milling and cemented in your mouth on the same visit.
Do I need to brush and floss my dental crowns?
Yes. You need to take care of your artificial teeth just like their natural counterparts. Clean and brush twice daily and floss between teeth after meals.
How long will my dental crowns last?
Dental crowns last for more than 5–15 years. However, the lifespan of these restorations depends upon the location in the mouth, applied forces on them and oral hygiene measures.
Visit David R. Moyer Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, or make a call today at 480.935.6295 to book an appointment regarding dental crowns.