Dental crowns are among the restorative dentistry options we offer at BellaVista DentalCare in Phoenix AZ. Crowns restore and protect a tooth that has been damaged, or had dental work. Each crown is custom-made to fit the tooth it is for.
This type of crown is sometimes called a “cap” because of the way they fit over the tooth. The purpose of the crown is to restore the tooth’s shape and size, and also its functionality. Once the crown is cemented into place it completely covers the visible portion of the tooth.
Some of the reasons we place a crown over a tooth:
- It may have been badly chipped or broken
- There may be a cavity too big to fill
- A restoration after a root canal
- Discoloration, or a similar cosmetic reason
When a crown is used as a restoration, there is usually a temporary one before the final one. The temporary is used to protect the tooth while the permanent crown is made in a dental lab. A temporary crown is, of course, not as strong as a permanent crown, and patients need to be aware of that.
Once a dental crown is in place, it should last for years to come, providing normal biting and chewing ability. Patients come to BellaVista DentalCare in Phoenix AZ from Ahwatukee , South Phoenix, and Mesa for crowns and other restorative dentistry. We also offer complete general dentistry. Contact us today!
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