At Drs of Smiles Gentle Family Dentistry, we understand that our patients lead busy, active lives. However, we also know that certain conditions that impact the teeth in the smile can only be addressed with the help of a dental professional. Drs. Scott LeSueur, Glenn LeSueur, and Charles Dodaro in Mesa, AZ educate patients on the benefits of placing certain dental restorations including dental crowns.
What is a dental crown?
Our team describes the dental crown, or “cap,” as a cover for the exposed portion of the tooth to protect and strengthen it. They are commonly placed when substantial damage or decay has occurred to a tooth and left it susceptible to breakage or irreversible damage. This may include extremely large cavities or cracks and chips. The crown is made with porcelain, a material that is not only aesthetic but durable for use to protect a tooth for many years before replacement may be necessary.
Who is a good candidate for dental crowns?
Most patients are proper candidates for dental crowns, and may find that they are the right solution for their smile’s current needs. These restorations are known for lasting many years with proper care, often up to a decade or more. When patients maintain good oral health and wellness by brushing and flossing their teeth after every meal and visiting the dentist regularly, they can protect their investment for many years while ensuring their smile is free from cavities and periodontal disease.
What is the process of obtaining dental crowns?
- Preparation. First, the dentist prepares the tooth by removing surrounding tooth enamel.
- Impressions. Impressions are made and sent to a dental laboratory for creation of the final restoration.
- Temporary. A temporary crown is placed to cover the tooth until the finished crown is sent back to the dental office.
- Placement. Once the crown arrives back at the dental office, patients return to have the temporary crown removed and their final crown bonded in place.
Call Drs of Smiles Gentle Family Dentistry today
Mesa, AZ patients who are interested in obtaining dental crowns to restore their smiles are strongly encouraged to call the office to book an appointment with Drs. Scott LeSueur, Glenn LeSueur, and Charles Dodaro. The office is located at 1056 South Val Vista Drive, Ste. #1 and is open to new patients calling (480) 834-6991 to schedule a visit.