Wear A Crown In Phoenix

Dental Crowns Restorative Dentistry

Wear A Crown In Phoenix

Dental crowns are among the restorative procedures we use most at Harris Dental in Phoenix. Crowns restore and protect a tooth that has been damaged, or had dental work. Each crown is custom-made to fit the tooth it is for.

This type of crown is sometimes called a “cap” because of the way they fit over the tooth. The purpose of the crown is to restore the tooth’s shape and size, and also its functionality. Once the crown is cemented into place it completely covers the visible portion of the tooth.

Some of the reasons we place a crown over a tooth:

  • It may have been badly chipped or broken
  • There may be a cavity too big to fill
  • A restoration after a root canal
  • Discoloration, or a similar cosmetic reason

When a crown is used as a restoration there is usually a temporary one before the final one. The temporary is used to protect the tooth while the permanent crown is made in a dental lab. A temporary crown is, of course, not as strong as a permanent crown, and patients need to be aware of that.

Once a dental crown is in place it should last for years to come, providing normal biting and chewing ability. Patients come to Harris Dental in Phoenix from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa for crowns and other restorative dentistry, and much more. Call our office to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Harris Dental:

480-428-0040

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4444 N 32 St Ste 208
Phoenix, Arizona
85018

 

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What If My Dental Crown Cracks, Comes Loose, or Comes Off?

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Dental crowns are restorations that are cemented over a tooth that has been repaired, and we place a lot of them at Harris Dental in Phoenix.

While the cement is strong and reliable, they have been known to come off. It may have loosened or come off while brushing, or eating something sticky.  Here is what to do if your crown comes off.

There are three steps:

  1. First things first, find your crown if it has come off entirely. If you can’t find it, don’t worry. We can make a replacement.
  2. Next, give us a call. Even if we didn’t do the original we can reattach it.
  3. If your crown comes off after business hours, use denture adhesive to get it back in place temporarily. Do not use ordinary glue! You can find denture adhesive at a drugstore.

At Harris Dental in Phoenix we place a lot of dental crowns. People from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa come to our office for our complete general dentistry. Schedule an appointment today!

Contact Harris Dental:

480-428-0040

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


4444 N 32 St Ste 208
Phoenix, Arizona
85018

 

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What Are CEREC Same Day Dental Crowns?

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CEREC is a type of dental crown that eliminates what has always been a lengthy turnaround time, and they are available at Harris Dental in Phoenix.

CEREC stand for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. We use CEREC technology to create and place a crown in one day.

How Are CEREC Crowns Made?

CEREC same day dental crowns use Computer Aided Design/ Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology and 3D imaging to create a crown that fits your tooth perfectly. A CEREC crown maintains your natural bite and gumline contours.

After taking a 3D image of your tooth with an intraoral scanner, the image is converted to a digital model with the CEREC CAD/CAM software. The digital model is delivered to the milling machine.

The crown is milled from a ceramic block, and after matching its color to your teeth, is bonded to the damaged tooth.

What Are The Benefits of CEREC Dental Crowns?

  • Restores tooth function in one dental appointment
  • Only requires one dental visit
  • Prevents potential problems with temporary crowns
  • Retains more of your existing tooth structure
  • CEREC may be more affordable than a traditional crown
  • Fit better than standard crowns

CEREC dental crowns from Harris Dental are state-of-the-art. People from Queen Creek, Scottsdale, and Mesa come to our office for them, and for other restorative dentistry. Call for an appointment with us today!

Contact Harris Dental:

480-428-0040

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


4444 N 32 St Ste 208
Phoenix, Arizona
85018

 

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Is A Tooth Implant The Same As A Dental Crown?

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What’s the difference between a dental implant and a crown? The relationship can be confusing. At Harris Dental in Phoenix they can be combined in one procedure. And both can be used with other dental restorations.

Let’s clear up the confusion.

1. A dental implant can act as a foundation for a crown.

A complete implant/crown procedure includes a strong metal post (artificial root), abutment (connecting piece), and crown.

2. A crown can be used to protect a damaged tooth.

Removing decay weakens the tooth. Once the decay is removed, a filling may not be enough to restore necessary strength. Likewise, after a root canal procedure, the remaining tooth may need strengthening. A crown may be used in both of these circumstances. A durable dental crown protects the remaining tooth, allows normal function, and prevents shifting of the surrounding teeth

3. A crown can be attached to a dental bridge.

When a tooth has been taken out, a dental bridge may be used to restore part of it. The reason we say ‘part’ is because a dental bridge does not restore the root of the tooth. A crown can be used with a dental bridge to restore the visible part of the missing tooth. A dental bridge used to replace one tooth requires the removal of tooth structure from adjacent teeth. With a bridge, it warrants three crowns to replace one missing tooth!

When it comes to replacing lost teeth, dental implants from Harris Dental in Phoenix are state-of-the-art. Other services include complete general dentistry. Call us to schedule an appointment today!

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480-428-0040

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Schedule Your Coronation

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We treat all of our patients royally here at Harris Dental, but some of them receive actual crowns. We’re not talking about crowns a king or queen wears, but crowns for your teeth!

A dental crown is like a cap that we place over a damaged tooth, in order to restore its size, shape, and strength. They also restore its appearance. Crowns are used for a myriad of problems:

  • To safeguard a weak tooth from decay, breaking, or to hold together a cracked tooth.
  • To cover and provide strength to a tooth with a large filling and little tooth structure remaining.
  • To restore a broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down.
  • To improve a tooth that is too small or misshapen.
  • To cover a tooth with severe discoloration.
  • To add strength to a tooth following a root canal procedure.

Once a dental crown is cemented into place, it completely covers the visible portion of the tooth, at and above the gum line. There are several different types of crowns available: stainless steel, porcelain and metal, all resin, or all ceramic.

At Harris Dental in Phoenix, same-day crowns are just one of our cosmetic dentistry options. Schedule an appointment today.

Contact Harris Dental:

480-428-0040

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