Dental Crowns Play an Important Role in Dental Care

Dental CrownsFew things are as versatile as dental crowns.  We use them in our Scottsdale dental office to solve a wide variety of challenges.  They can be used to strengthen your teeth, protect them, and to improve their appearance.  If you need a solution that works as hard as you do while offering you protection, this is it.  In fact, thanks to crowns, there are very few challenges with your teeth that cannot be corrected.

Dental Crowns Protect Your Teeth

A crown is a cap that surrounds the portion of your tooth that is exposed.  It can still be created in metal, but most of our patients prefer to have their crowns made of ceramic/porcelain for the front teeth or porcelain fused to metal for their back teeth.  If you would like to compare information on restorative dental materials, the ADA provides a comprehensive breakdown here.  For our purposes, both solutions provide the protection a tooth needs after it has been damaged because nothing can directly touch the tooth once the crown is in place.  This makes it ideal for teeth that have been cracked or chipped in an accident.  This step is important because if the damaged area remains exposed, bacteria can set in, and the tooth can become infected which will lead to further discomfort and complications.

It can also benefit people who have suffered from enamel erosion.  If the enamel has worn away from the tooth due to age, the food you have been eating, a lack of dental care, or even brushing too aggressively, your tooth will become sensitive.  While your tooth will look fairly healthy, when you go to bite down on something or even take a drink of iced tea, you could experience severe discomfort due to sensitivity.  The way to address this problem is to protect the teeth by using a dental crown.  In all of these scenarios, the tooth will look healthy, natural, and beautiful once the crown has been placed.

Cosmetic Dentistry and Dental Crowns

Our Scottsdale dental office can also use crowns for cosmetic purposes.  Since they are created to look like natural teeth and surround them entirely, we can use them to close gaps in between the teeth, cover dark stains, and change the overall shape or size of the teeth.  For example, if your teeth appear too small for your frame, crowns can be created that will elongate them.  If you have a funny gap in between your teeth that you want to be corrected, you can do so without the need for braces.  If your teeth are dull, stained, and not responding to a whitening treatment as you would like – you can improve their appearance with dental crowns.  There is virtually no issue that cannot be corrected with this solution.

Another way that we can use crowns is to secure a dental bridge in place.  A bridge can be used to replace missing teeth.  In this procedure, the missing tooth or teeth are attached to a gum-looking bridge.  This bridge is secured by placing crowns on the two healthy surrounding teeth and using them as anchors.  The result is a durable and semi-permanent tooth replacement.  To learn more about this option or the other ways that crowns can improve your smile, call and schedule a consultation at (480) 439-0117.

Recent Posts

Don't Hide Your Smile For A Photo

We can replace missing teeth for a fully-functional and natural-looking set of teeth.We provide dental crowns for patients that have damaged their tooth or had a root canal. Crowns can protect a damaged tooth and can also be used to create bridges to replace missing teeth.Dental Crowns and Dental BridgesAt Sonoran Desert Dentistry in Scottsdale,…

Why You Should Replace Your Amalgam Dental Crowns

Once you receive amalgam dental crowns, you may think you have to live with the unappealing color and unnatural appearance of those crowns. There is no reason to worry since you can replace an amalgam dental crown, also known as a silver crown, with a more natural-looking crown made with ceramic or composite materials. Not…

A Smile Needs A Full Set Of Teeth

We can help you gain back full use of your teeth with efficient same day dentistry.Same day dentistry allows for professional and customized dental implants in one day. You no longer need to wait and make multiple appointments for the implant, crown or artificial replacement.Same Day DentistryAt Sonoran Desert Dentistry in Scottsdale, we work to…

A Chipped Tooth Needs Immediate Treatment

If you act fast enough, we may be able to restore the chipped tooth. If not, we still have options. Call us for details!If you chip your tooth, give us a call as soon as possible. If the chip is large enough, try to bring the piece of tooth that chipped off. The sooner we…


Recent Posts

Oral Hygiene Tips: How To Properly Store Your Family&#    ;s Toothbrushes

Oral Hygiene Tips: How To Properly Store Your Family's Toothbrushes

Oral hygiene is important to everyone, no matter how old you are. Even though you have had your teeth for years, you still might not know all the techniques that will keep your smile healthy for years to come. One important tool of the trade is your toothbrush. Learn how to properly store it and…

Laser Dentistry Glossary

Laser Dentistry Glossary

The relatively new practice of laser dentistry comes with a host of new terms that patients may not be familiar with. This comprehensive glossary provides definitions for conditions that lasers can treat, the four different types of lasers and other important items related to this type of treatment. Canker sore: This is a small lesion on…