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South Valley Dentistry

General Family Dentistry located in East Valley, Chandler, AZ

Fragile, damaged, or discolored teeth can affect your quality of life and self-confidence. Every year, dentists all over the United States perform around 2.3 million crown restorations, making it one of the most common restoration procedures in America. Dominic Tam, DMD, and the team at South Valley Dentistry in Chandler, Arizona, use crowns to restore patients' smiles and support tooth function. Call the practice or make an appointment online today.

Crowns Q & A

What are crowns?

If you have a decayed or damaged tooth, it can look unsightly and may feel unstable. A crown, or cap, is a natural-looking tooth covering that supports the tooth's structure and improves its appearance.

The crown covers the entire tooth all the way to the gum line, which means it's suitable for most people even if you have little to no tooth remaining underneath. 

Crowns come in many materials. One of the most popular choices at South Valley Dentistry is ceramic because it's strong and looks as beautiful as natural teeth.

South Valley Dentistry uses in-office CEREC technology to take impressions, design, and create your custom crowns in a single appointment. With CEREC same-day crowns, you don’t need a temporary crown or have to make multiple visits to the office. 

What are the different types of crowns?

Crowns come in a variety of materials. The most suitable for you depends on a combination of your budget, the aesthetic look you desire, and dental considerations.

If you're keen to have natural-looking teeth, you should look into porcelain, ceramic, zirconia, or composite resin. Some people prefer the appearance and durability of gold crowns.

Dental factors that may make one material more suitable than another include:

  • The gum tissue position
  • The crowned tooth's function and/or location
  • How much natural tooth remains and its condition
  • How much tooth is on display when you smile
  • The color of the surrounding teeth

South Valley Dentistry talks you through the different crown types and works with you to find the most suitable solution.

When might you need dental crowns?

Dental crowns are versatile and can perform multiple functions, including:

  • Restoring a damaged or broken tooth
  • Improving cosmetic appearance
  • Holding a cracked tooth together
  • Covering a large filling
  • Securing a dental bridge in place
  • Disguising a misshapen or discolored tooth
  • Covering a dental implant
  • Preventing a fragile tooth from breaking

South Valley Dentistry often recommends crowns for both dental problems and cosmetic concerns. 

If you think you might need a crown or would like to learn more, call South Valley Dentistry or make an appointment online today. If you've been hiding your smile, it's time to let it shine.