A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface, restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular. They are highly durable and last many years. Now, we can offer our patients single-visit crowns in Surprise, Arizona. These crowns are made to match the shape, size and color of your teeth, giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile. Call Nathan Hammond at 623-328-7346 to learn more from our dentist.
Reasons for crowns:
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Cosmetic enhancement
- Decayed teeth
- Fractured fillings
- Large fillings
- Teeth with root canal problems
What does getting a crown involve?
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Through the traditional method, your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is crafted by a dental laboratory.
While the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.
At your second appointment, your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.
We provide same-day crowns through the use of E4D technology. With E4D technology, we design and create your dental crown in one visit, eliminating the need for a temporary crown.
You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.