Dental Crowns Cave Creek, AZ
Tooth Restoration via Crown
When you have a missing tooth, an implant can be inserted with a crown placed over it to produce a false tooth by a dental expert of Dentistry at Dove Valley in Cave Creek, AZ. Dental implants and crowns create a natural looking solution for lost teeth. Dr. Bahar Ata-Abadi and Dr. Kamran Ata-Abadi of Dentistry at Dove Valley in Cave Creek, AZ, have extensive experience in installing dental implants covered by attractive crowns with a bright, natural white appearance to greatly enhance your visible teeth and smile.
What is Dental Crown?
Restore Your Teeth to Its normal shape using Crown
A dental crown used in dental procedures today is a false tooth formed of attractive porcelain or ceramic. It is used to protect damaged teeth and for restoring a severely injured tooth as a lasting false tooth. Crowns are also used for covering dental implants that are inserted in place of missing teeth.
Who Needs a Dental Crown?
Anyone who has a cracked, broken or chipped tooth may be in need of a dental crown installation by an experienced dentist. If a tooth is cracked or damaged too severely for use of a veneer or a bonding procedure, a dental crown is used for protection to restore the tooth. Although metal crowns were used in the past, today’s attractive and natural looking crowns are made of ceramic or porcelain. These crowns are also used to cover implants that are inserted when teeth are missing. Crowns can help individuals with missing or badly damaged teeth to regain a healthy, glowing white smile while restoring their self-confidence.
The Process of Crown Placement on Teeth
In previous years, placing a crown on a tooth required grinding or shearing down a sizable part of the tooth to match a crown with the tooth being replaced. Today, much less preparation and tooth loss is needed. After digital impressions are taken of your teeth for creating crowns by dental experts of Dentistry at Dove Valley in Cave Creek, AZ, your tooth or teeth will be prepared by light sanding of the enamel for a proper bonding surface for the crown. The crown will then be placed securely around the tooth or implant, if an implant is used. You will have a followup evaluation to ensure stability of your crown for long-term use and a brighter smile.
Different Types of Dental Crowns
Many dental specialists prefer to use ceramic crowns on front teeth because they look the most like healthy, attractive natural teeth. Stronger porcelain crowns are often used to replace or cover implants for back teeth. With the shade grading offered by modern dental computerized technology today, crowns can be produced that are virtually identical in appearance to your natural teeth in surface color, texture and shine.
Zirconia crowns are increasing in popular use today as producing them becomes less expensive. Since zirconia is not hot or cold conductive, if you have a zirconia crown, you will probably never notice any sensitivity to hot or cold foods or beverages. These crowns made of zirconia are quite attractive and durable, which also adds to their popularity and more frequent use by dentists. Gold crowns can still be requested by dental patients today, but they require a longer time to produce.
Average Cost of Dental Crowns
The average cost of a gold dental crown is $1,600 today, while the median price of a porcelain crown is $1,500. Both ceramic and zirconia dental crowns have an average cost of $1,450 per crown.
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