Helpful Facts About Dental Crowns

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What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped covering that is placed over a tooth to protect it and to restore its strength, shape, and size. When a dental crown is placed, it will cover the entire visible portion of the tooth.

Do I need a dental crown?
There are several reasons why Dr. Jeffery Carver may recommend a dental crown in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. You may benefit from a dental crown if your tooth is:

– Broken
– Worn down
– Cracked or chipped
– Weakened
– Missing and a dental bridge has been recommended
– Missing and a dental implant has been recommended
– In need of root canal therapy
– Severely misshaped or discolored

How is the tooth prepared for a crown?
If root canal therapy was performed, there may not be very much tooth structure left. This being the case, our dentist can build up a foundation to support the dental crown. Otherwise, the tooth may need to be shaped to allow room for the dental crown. After the tooth is prepared, impressions of the tooth and the surrounding teeth will be made so that your crown can be designed and constructed specifically for your smile.

How is a dental crown placed?
When your dental crown is ready, our dentist will check the fit and color. Any needed adjustments will be made to ensure that the crown fits comfortably and blends into your smile. Then a special cement will be used to permanently attach the dental crown to your tooth.

To learn more and to schedule an appointment, we invite you to contact Quail Ridge Dental at 928-855-5042 today.