A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap placed over a tooth to completely cover it, restoring the tooth’s shape, size, strength, and appearance. The crown is customized to match the color of your natural teeth to blend in with your smile. It is then cemented into place over the damaged tooth.
At Promenade Dental, we use dental crowns to repair teeth that are broken or decayed. They can also be used to function as the visible components of dental implant restorations, support a bridge, cover a discolored tooth, or protect a weak tooth from breaking.
Dental crowns can be made from various materials, including porcelain, ceramic, metal alloys, resin, and gold. Porcelain and ceramic crowns are most commonly used because they look natural.
The Procedure for Getting Dental Crowns
Our dentist will first numb your tooth and the surrounding area with a local anesthetic before preparing the tooth to receive the crown. They will then file down the tooth so that the crown will fit over it. An impression will then be taken of the tooth and sent to the lab, where the crown will be crafted. In the meantime, a temporary crown will be placed over the tooth to protect it.
Once the permanent crown is ready, our dentist in Chandler, AZ, will remove the temporary one and cement the permanent one in place. After the procedure, you may experience some discomfort or sensitivity. This is normal and will subside within a few days. Follow our dentist’s instructions carefully to ensure a successful outcome.
Dental crowns in Chandler, AZ, can last for many years with proper care and regular visits to our office. With good oral hygiene and regular checkups, your crown can last a lifetime.
Types of Dental Crowns
A porcelain-fused-to-metal crown is a dental crown made of a metal shell with a porcelain coating. The metal base provides strength, while the porcelain coating offers a natural appearance. These crowns can be color-matched to your teeth for a seamless look.
An all-porcelain crown is another dental crown made entirely of ceramic material. This crown type is ideal for front teeth and teeth that are more visible when you smile.
An all-metal crown is made from either stainless steel or base metal alloys. This type of crown is solid and durable, making it a good choice for restoring back teeth.
Zirconia is a ceramic type known for its strength and beauty. The zirconia crowns are solid, durable, and can withstand chewing forces very well. They are often used for molars in the back of the mouth.
Dental crowns offer numerous benefits, including improved tooth function, enhanced aesthetics, and long-lasting durability. Get in touch with Promenade Dental at 4905 S Alma School Rd Ste 1, Chandler, AZ 85248, or call (480) 802-8188 to discover how dental crowns can restore your teeth's strength and beauty.