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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Dental Crowns

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Your dental needs are a very personal thing, and you deserve to have all the information you need to make sound decisions about certain treatments or procedures. We don't just tell you what we think is best for you. Our dentists in Phoenix, AZ take the time to explain what the procedure is, why it's necessary, and how it will benefit you in the long-term. So we welcome and encourage your questions, because it's the best way for us to know what's on your mind.

Here are a few of the questions we hear most often, but you may have others that you don't see here. Please don't ever hesitate to contact our dentist office at (602) 843-6000 if you're looking for more information. 

Dental Crowns

Completing dental crowns in Phoenix, AZ, typically takes about two weeks and two appointments with your dentist.

During the first appointment, our dentists prepare your tooth for its new restoration and take impressions of it to send to our trusted dental lab, which will handcraft your new tooth. At this time, they will also prepare a temporary crown for you to wear while the dental lab perfects your final restoration. This process typically takes two to three weeks.

When your final crown is ready, you'll return to Dental Care at Moon Valley to have one of our dentists permanently place it. They'll ensure that the crown blends seamlessly with your smile and make any adjustments at this time to ensure that your bite functions correctly. After that, you're ready to smile, talk, and eat with ease again.

Dental crowns are an excellent choice for restoring teeth that have been heavily damaged by decay or have a sizeable broken-down restoration to restore. A crown restores all the functions and aesthetics you had before and protects the integrity of your original tooth.

Contact your team at Dental Care at Moon Valley online or by calling (602) 843-6000 for more information about our tooth crowns.

Dental crowns in Phoenix, AZ are used widely across dentistry because they are practical, durable, and have a variety of essential uses.

Dental Crowns Protect Damaged or Missing Teeth

Close up of dental crowns at Moon Valley AZ dentist office

A dental crown is a hollow casing that is shaped and colored like your teeth. It goes over a treated tooth—hiding flaws or protecting against breakage. Dental crowns can also cap a dental implant and anchor a dental bridge. And your dentist in Moon Valley, AZ always makes sure your crown fits and functions as it should.

The longevity of your tooth crown depends on many factors, but the most important are:

  • Visiting your dentist regularly for dental exams and teeth cleanings
  • Brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice each day
  • Never using your teeth or dental crowns for unintended purposes like opening a bottle
  • Talking to your dentist about a nightguard if you grind and clench your teeth

Dental exams allow your dentist to keep up on your oral health, but they also let us check on the integrity of your dental crown. Teeth cleanings get rid of the bacteria that cause crown failure, as do brushing and flossing sessions at home.

With proper care, your dental crown can last for several years or even for life.

Considering Dental Crowns Near Moon Valley?

Contact Dental Care at Moon Valley today to learn more or to schedule a dental crown consult.

Tools for Dental Crowns in Phoenix, AZWhen your tooth is compromised by decay, infection, or dental trauma, we need to take steps to repair it. In many cases a silver or composite filling is sufficient to restore the tooth.

Dental Crowns in Phoenix, AZ

However, if the tooth is so damaged that we need to remove a significant amount of structure, a crown is a better solution than a dental filling. A crown fully encases the damaged tooth to restore it to its natural shape and size, provide adequate strength, and allow the tooth to function normally again.

Placing a dental crown in Phoenix usually requires two visits. With proper oral hygiene and routine dental visits, a crown can last as long as 15 years.

We may choose crowns in a number of situations:

  • Restore a tooth that’s too damaged to support a large filling
  • Restore fractured teeth or prevent a weakened tooth from fracturing
  • Use as anchors on neighboring teeth to support bridges
  • Conceal a discolored or badly shaped tooth
  • Restore a dental implant

Restore Your Smile with Crowns at Our 85022 Dentist Office

If you think you may need a dental crown, please contact Dental Care at Moon Valley. We’ll be happy to arrange a convenient appointment to discuss your needs and decide if a crown is the most appropriate solution for you.  You can also read more about our crowns and tooth-colored fillings here.

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