Even while practicing good oral hygiene, many of us will still suffer a cracked, worn, or decayed tooth in our lifetime. When this happens, a dental office can bring back both form and function to your smile with the help of a custom-made crown. Your local dentists in Phoenix and Glendale can supply crowns made from an assortment of different materials, including metal and porcelain.
What exactly is a crown?
A crown is a small restoration that your local dentist will create for you using specific measurements; it effectively caps off a damaged tooth, restoring its original structure and function. What’s more, it will protect the tooth from further damage and preserve your jaw’s natural alignment, saving you from the possibility of TMJ dysfunction.
While crowns can be made of either metal, porcelain, or a combination, most dentists will recommend porcelain due to its more natural appearance. Using a precise color-matching system, your new restorative piece can even be shaded to blend in with the exact color of your surrounding tooth, giving you a smile that looks completely seamless. However, metal crowns may be suggested for teeth that bear a lot of pressure in order to ensure that they won’t break or be damaged.
In most cases, your new crown can be created and placed in just two appointments – one in which an impression of the affected tooth will be taken, and another in which your dentist will place the finished product and ensure that it fits properly. After that step, all you need to do is care for it properly by practicing good oral hygiene and attend a routine check-up every six months.
Your local dentists in Glendale and Phoenix are dedicated to doing whatever they can to protect the vitality of your smile, and that includes providing you with beautiful, porcelain crowns. Our practice also serves patients from Peoria, West Phoenix, and beyond.