Dental Crowns in Phoenix and Glendale AZ
Has your self-esteem been hit by a badly worn, decayed, or broken tooth? Maybe you’re afraid to smile for pictures, or in social settings. What’s more, you’re functionality may not be what it used to. Maybe you avoid chewing on one side your mouth because it’s not comfortable anymore, or you’re afraid of damaging your smile even more.
Thankfully, there’s hope. If you’re self-conscious about cracked, broken, decayed, or worn teeth, your restorative dentistry team at Smile Fitness Dental Centers can bring back your healthy, natural-looking smile with carefully crafted dental crowns, which are also called caps.
How Do Dental Crowns Work?
A dental crown can return structure, strength, and function to a tooth with extensive decay or damage. Every crown for our patients is custom-designed and carefully fabricated to fit snugly and function as a healthy tooth. What’s more, our quality dental crowns will protect your damaged tooth from further damage and preserve the jaw’s correct natural alignment.
To help our patients restore their smiles, we use crowns made of precious metal, porcelain fused to precious metal, or metal free crowns. To maintain a fully white smile, we recommend metal free crowns. Using a precise color-matching system, our restorative dentist can find just the right shade of porcelain to blend with the natural color of your surrounding teeth, resulting in a restoration that looks more natural. What’s more, porcelain crowns are a durable, long-lasting option. That’s why so many dental professionals and patients love them.
How Long Does A Crown Restoration Take?
We know our patients are busy. That’s why we want to give you an idea of what you can expect as you await your dental crown procedure.
In most cases, a dental crown can be designed, fitted, and placed in just two appointments. During the first visit, an impression of your tooth will be made. It will also be prepped and capped with a temporary crown. Then, when our lab has finished your crown and sent it back, all we have to do is check its fit and put it in place.
Once a crown is in place, caring for it is as easy as caring for your natural teeth. Remember to brush twice a day, in addition to flossing at least once a day. That will help you protect the base of your crown from bacterial growth. And be sure to see our Smile Fitness team at least two times each year for professional cleanings and a preventive exam, too.