Dental crowns are caps for your teeth made from metal, porcelain, or a combination of both materials. Crowns cover the entirety of your tooth, not only hiding dental imperfections but also protecting damaged or weak teeth.
The Desert Dentist team offers Zirconia and IPS e.max crowns, which are custom-made to fit your teeth and match the tint of your smile, creating a natural-looking result.
Dental crowns are versatile, and the team at Desert Dentist might recommend them to correct various dental concerns, including:
Your dentist provides thorough exams before recommending dental crowns. They explain your options and answer your questions to help you make an informed choice about your dental health care.
In most cases, the team at Desert Dentist can install dental crowns in two visits. During your first visit, your dentist examines your tooth, takes X-rays, and confirms that a crown is the best option.
Your dentist then prepares your tooth for the crown by carefully removing the top layer of your tooth. They numb you thoroughly before completing this step to create space for your crown to fit in with your surrounding teeth.
Once your tooth is prepared, your dentist takes pictures and molds of your tooth and its neighbors. The team sends these impressions to a dental lab where technicians custom make your dental crown.
Your dentist attaches a temporary crown to protect your tooth while you wait for your permanent one.
At your next appointment, your dentist removes the temporary crown and installs your permanent custom-crown. They check the fit and your bite before securely bonding the crown to your tooth. Finally, your provider polishes your crown until it shines like a natural tooth.
Dental crowns are easy to care for. You simply brush and floss them along with your natural teeth. While crowns are resistant to discoloration and decay, you should still have routine dental checkups and cleanings so your dentist can monitor your overall dental health.
If you’re curious about dental crowns and want to know if they’re right for you, call Desert Dentist or make an appointment online today.