What are Dental Crowns?
A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. It helps to protect and strengthen the tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations. Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain crowns (tooth-colored crowns) are the most popular. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. At Gardens Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, Dr. Ryan Martz provides porcelain crowns as well as crowns created from other durable materials that are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth, giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile. Learn more by contacting our Las Vegas, NV facility today to schedule your initial consultation.
Dental Crowns Reviews
"Best dentist I have ever been to. I have crappy teeth (genetics, acid issues) that I need to look beautiful. The crowns and other work that I have gotten from Dr. Soumi are the best looking teeth I have! He is an artist and a professional. I get a lot of compliments on my smile that has been engineered at Gardens. I am also having him re-do other work done by other dentists in Vegas. He is my smile savior!!"- M.E. / Yelp / Aug 29, 2014
"Dr. Habashi has been the dentist of choice for my family meand who I refer. He has completed fillings, root canals, crowns, implants, Invisalign etc. and is experienced in his craft. He is direct and honest with what is going on and recommends the best treatment long term for the patient."- J.W. / Yelp / Oct 19, 2018
"Great experience for having to get 4 crowns. Dr. Martz is very personable and professional! He has all of the latest equipment and explains everything in detail. I highly recommend this him and his wonderful team!!"- L.B. / Google / Feb 18, 2021
Who is a candidate for a dental crown?
There are several reasons a dental crown may be desired or needed, including if you:
- Have broken or fractured teeth
- Want a cosmetic enhancement
- Have decayed teeth
- Have fractured or large fillings
- Have a tooth with a root canal
How does a dental crown work?
A dental crown procedure requires two appointments at Gardens Cosmetic and Family Dentistry. During the first appointment, while the tooth is numb, Dr. Martz will prepare the tooth by removing all decay and, if needed, build the tooth back up while shaping its surface for a properly fitting crown. Then, either a highly accurate impression or an intraoral scan of the prepped tooth is taken, which will be sent out and used to create the custom crown. This process will usually take two weeks, and meanwhile, a temporary crown is fabricated and placed on the prepped tooth.
The care of the temporary crown is very important. You have to make sure not to eat anything hard or sticky and maintain very good hygiene. Having sensitivity to biting and temperature is pretty normal as long as it is not keeping you up at night. If at any time you feel like your teeth are swollen or if your bite is off, call the office, and we will get you right in.
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 that the spacing and bite are accurate. This appointment might or might not need anesthetic depending on the patient. There are a few excellent options for the type of materials that Dr. Martz uses for dental crowns. The most popular are zirconium, emax, all-porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or full gold crown. Dr. Martz will discuss the material and reasoning with you at the consult appointment.
Dental Crowns FAQ
What are dental crowns made of?
Dental crowns can be made from various materials, including porcelain, metal alloys, ceramic, or a combination of materials. Each type has its own advantages and is chosen based on the specific needs of the tooth and the patient's preferences.
How long do dental crowns last?
The lifespan of a dental crown depends on factors like the material used, oral hygiene practices, and the amount of wear and tear it experiences. On average, a well-maintained dental crown can last between 10 – 15 years.
Is getting a dental crown painful?
The process of getting a dental crown is not painful as it is performed under local anesthesia. Some sensitivity or mild discomfort may be experienced after the procedure, but it usually subsides quickly.
Natural-Looking Dental Restoration
Cavities, broken teeth, and other concerns might be best resolved with a custom crown from our Las Vegas, NV practice. This type of restoration may help prevent further damage while offering your normal function and improved aesthetic quality for your tooth. Reach out to Gardens Cosmetic and Family Dentistry to schedule a treatment consult with our team and learn if a crown or another restorative solution is right for your oral health needs.
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