The all-purpose dental crown fulfills many roles when it comes to your dental health. From preserving your teeth to replacing them, a dental crown is a true workhorse, filling in wherever needed. At Unlimited Dentistry, Dr. Erik M. Unger offers porcelain crowns to his patients in Goodyear, Arizona, that look and feel like the real thing. To learn more about how a crown can help you, call or use the online scheduler to book an appointment.
A crown is basically a cap that Dr. Unger places over an existing tooth or an implant that looks and feels like your existing teeth.
At Unlimited Dentistry, the crowns are made from porcelain, which is one of the best materials for prosthetic teeth since Dr. Unger can match the color, consistency, and opaqueness of your existing teeth. Porcelain is also a fairly durable material, allowing you to chew normally with it.
Unlike other prosthetics, crowns are permanently cemented in place.
There are several reasons why Dr. Unger recommends a crown, including:
If Dr. Unger has performed extensive dental work on your tooth and it’s no longer able to hold a filling, a crown protects what’s remaining of your tooth. As well, if you’ve undergone a root canal with Dr. Unger, he places a crown over the tooth for future protection. Lastly, if your tooth is fractured, a crown will prevent further damage.
If you opt for a dental implant, which is a metal post that’s integrated into your jawbone, Dr. Unger caps the post with a crown.
If you need to replace several teeth in a row, Dr. Unger places dental implants (with crowns) on either side to anchor the bridge.
If you have a misshapen or discolored tooth, you can opt for a crown to cover it.
In order to get a crown that matches your existing teeth, both in size and coloring, Dr. Unger takes physical and digital impressions of your teeth and sends them to a lab for custom manufacturing. While you wait for your permanent crown, Dr. Unger usually supplies you with a temporary one to protect the area.
With the right care, a crown can last 10 years or more, with some lasting a lifetime. That said, crowns can crack or come loose, which Dr. Unger can easily fix.
To find out whether a crown is right for you, call Unlimited Dentistry, or use the online scheduler to book an appointment.