One of the most common dental treatments is to fix cavities. The first line of defense against a cavity is a filling. However, deeper cavities may require more extensive repair. Dentists may resort to a dental crown or veneer treatment in these cases.
What Is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a cap placed over a damaged or decayed tooth to restore its shape, size, and function. Dental crowns can be made of various materials, including porcelain, ceramic, and gold. They are custom-made to fit the tooth and blend in with the patient's natural smile, providing the tooth with the necessary support and strength to function correctly.
At Paradise Valley Smiles in Paradise Valley, AZ, patients can receive high-quality dental crown services from the experienced Dr. Brannon and his dental team.
Why Do You Need a Dental Crown?
There are several reasons why a patient may need a dental crown, including:
- To protect a weak or damaged tooth.
- To restore a tooth that has been damaged by decay or trauma
- To support a tooth that has had a large filling
- To support a dental bridge
- To cover a dental implant
- To improve the appearance of a discolored or misshapen tooth.
Benefits of Having a Dental Crown Restoration
Dental Crowns have several benefits, including:
Restoration of tooth function
Dental crowns can provide the necessary support and strength to a damaged or decayed tooth, allowing it to function correctly.
Protection of weak teeth
If a tooth is weak or has been damaged by decay or trauma, a dental crown can provide a protective covering, helping to prevent further damage.
Dental crowns can improve the appearance of a tooth that is discolored or misshapen. They can match the color of the patient's natural teeth, providing a seamless and natural-looking restoration.
Dental crowns are durable and can last many years with proper care.
Support for dental bridges
Dental crowns can be used to support a dental bridge, a type of restoration used to replace missing teeth.
Covering for dental implants
Dental crowns can be used to cover dental implants, which are used to replace missing teeth.
Overall, dental crowns can provide patients with a substantial, durable, and natural-looking restoration that helps to restore tooth function and improve the appearance of their smile.
Some Materials Used for Dental Crowns
Porcelain crowns are popular because they are strong and durable and can be color-matched to blend in with the patient's natural teeth. They are also resistant to staining and have a natural-looking appearance. However, porcelain crowns can be more brittle than other materials, so they may not be the best choice for patients who grind their teeth or have a habit of biting on hard objects.
Ceramic crowns are another option for patients who want a natural-looking restoration. They are made from a type of clay that is fired at high temperatures, making them strong and durable. Like porcelain crowns, they can be color-matched to blend in with the patient's natural teeth. However, they may be weaker than other materials and may not suit patients with many biting or chewing forces.
Gold crowns are made from gold, copper, and other metals. They are strong and durable and can withstand a lot of biting and chewing force. However, they are more expensive than other materials and are less aesthetically pleasing because they are noticeable in the mouth.
Crowns can also be made from other metals, such as stainless steel, nickel, and chromium. These metals are strong and durable and are often used as temporary crowns or as a base for porcelain or ceramic crowns.
The best material for a dental crown will depend on the tooth's location, the patient's biting, chewing habits, and budget and aesthetic preferences.
What to Expect During a Dental Crown Procedure?
The process of placing a dental crown usually takes two visits to the dentist. The tooth will be prepared during the first visit, and a mold will be taken. This mold will be used to create the custom crown. The patient will also be given a temporary crown to wear while the final crown is made.
During the second visit, the permanent crown will be placed on the tooth and adjusted to achieve a proper fit. The patient will be given home care instructions to ensure the crown's success.
Why Choose Paradise Valley Smiles for Your Dental Crown Needs?
Paradise Valley Smiles has a team of qualified and experienced dentists, including Dr. Brannon, who are dedicated to providing the highest quality dental care. Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest technology and techniques, ensuring that our patients receive the best treatment possible.
If you need a dental crown, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with our team at Paradise Valley Smiles by calling (602) 354-7607 or visiting us. We are committed to working with you to determine the best course of treatment and help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.
Save On Your First Appointment
Current Specials at paradise valley smiles
At Paradise Valley Smiles, we believe that everyone deserves to have a healthy and beautiful smile. That's why we are proud to offer a range of special offers and discounts to make dental care more accessible and affordable for our patients. Whether you're looking to brighten your smile with teeth whitening, straighten your teeth, or simply maintain your oral health with a routine check-up, our special offers are designed to help you achieve your dental goals at a price you can afford.
Dental Implant Special
Permanent Solution: Enjoy Long-Term Results with Dental Implants