A crown is an artificial cap that covers a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and size. It strengthens and improves the overall look of the tooth and placed to protect weak teeth from fracturing, restore fractured teeth, cover discolored teeth, and many other reasons. Crowns are made from a number of materials and both the look and function of the crown are taken into consideration so that we can use the most suitable material for each situation.
The placement of a crown is a very precise procedure which usually takes a couple of visits for completion. We prepare the tooth by removing its outer layer and then the crown is made specifically to fit over the remaining portion of your tooth. When the crown arrives from the lab, we place it into position and make any necessary adjustments before it is cemented into place. Once the crown is in place, you can treat it as if it were a normal tooth and continue your daily brushing and flossing routine. To find out if a crown is right for you please call us at (480) 513-2773 or ask one of the dentists at your next visit to our Cave Creek or Scottsdale dental office.