Drs. Scott LeSueur, Glenn LeSueur, and Charles Dodaro of Drs of Smiles Gentle Family Dentistry provide some restorative procedures for Mesa, AZ area patients to consider when it comes to repairing the smile. When a tooth has been severely damaged, patients might need to have a dental crown placed. These caps are made of porcelain and match the patient’s existing teeth for seamless integration. Many individuals interested in dental crowns, also known as caps, may have many questions about what they can expect during their visit to the dentist. Continue reading to learn more about preparing for, creating, and placing dental crowns.
What to expect during the process of obtaining dental crowns with our Mesa, AZ team of professionals
Your dentist will begin by taking x-rays of the smile to ensure the tooth is healthy. The tooth is prepared by removal of tooth enamel around the inner core of the tooth. Then, an impression of your teeth is completed in order to obtain the necessary measurements for your custom dental crown. The next step is to create an exact model of your tooth so that the dental lab can fashion your crown. Once the crown is completed, you will return to Drs of Smiles Gentle Family Dentistry to have it fitted and cemented into place.
How long can I expect my new dental crown to last?
With proper care, your new dental crown should last for many years to come! This includes both brushing and flossing each day and routine visits to the dental office for cleanings and evaluations. Our team at Drs of Smiles Gentle Family Dentistry follows the ADA standards of recommended visits twice a year.
How do I learn more about the advantages of dental crowns?
Dental crowns are one of several restorations available with Drs. Scott LeSueur, Glenn LeSueur, and Charles Dodaro. If you are ready to discuss this and other repairs to improve the smile, connect with our team by calling 480-834-6991. We are open to both new and returning patients and families in and around the community of Mesa, AZ.