Using dental crowns to repair the smile
- Posted on: Mar 15 2020
Patients who have a broken or chipped tooth that is causing them pain or embarrassment will want to speak to a professional in Mesa, AZ about their dental needs. Repairing a tooth that is fragile or extremely damaged may require the fabrication and placement of a dental crown.
How dental crowns are used
Dental crowns are best described by the team of Drs of Smiles as a ceramic restoration custom-made to be bonded over a tooth to offer an extra layer of protection. This restoration is created to perfectly match the existing teeth to ensure seamless integration into the smile. The crown is strong, durable, and effective at restoring the smile, especially when breakage of the natural tooth occurs.
Dental crowns are used in many different dental situations. Dental crowns can:
- Cover a tooth that is chipped or cracked.
- Restore a tooth that has a large dental filling that impacts the structure.
- Cover a tooth that has recently undergone root canal therapy.
- Be placed over the abutment of a dental implant to act as a false tooth.
- Be fused to false teeth to create a dental bridge.
Because dental crowns are so incredibly versatile, they are used at most dental practices for smile repair.
How is a dental crown made and placed?
Many patients who are advised by our professionals that they can benefit from a dental crown ask about the fabrication and placement of a dental crown. The tooth is prepared prior to the creation of dental impressions. Preparations include the removal of the surrounding enamel of a tooth. This allows the dental crown to be bonded over the top without adding bulk. The impressions are sent to a laboratory for creation and mailed back to the dental office for the final placement. The entire process can take anywhere from one to two weeks, while the results can last for several years!
Call Drs of Smiles today
If you or your family member are in need of restorations such as dental crowns, we encourage you to work with our providers to discuss the benefits of high quality repairs performed at our practice. Drs. Scott LeSueur, Glenn LeSueur, and Charles Dodaro of Mesa, AZ encourage patients to call (480) 834-6991 to schedule an appointment. We are conveniently located in Suite 1 at 1056 South Val Vista Drive.
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