Dental Crowns

Dental CrownsAre you tired of looking at that chipped front tooth?

At Estrella Dentistry we offer crowns for both cosmetic and restorative purposes so that our patients can enjoy their smiles while preserving their oral health.

Our crowns are a type of dental restoration which completely caps a tooth or a dental implant.

Crowns are put over teeth to strengthen weakened tooth structure or to replace lost tooth structure. They may be required for a number of reasons.  For example, when a tooth is cracked and the enamel is broken, dental caps are utilized to provide the extra durability and strength the tooth needs to survive for years.

Another reason a crown may be needed is when a tooth requires a root canal or has received previous root canal treatment.  Crowns may also be required when a tooth has a large cavity that can’t be repaired by a filling.

A filling that most of the tooth structure is present for support. When a tooth has experienced severe decay, a filling is unable to be utilized  because both the filling and the tooth may split under the stress of regular use.

A crown reinforces the tooth whether it’s broken or decayed. The crown sits over the remaining part of the normal tooth structure and repairs the appearance and function of the original tooth.

Ceramic crowns may be used to enhance the appearance of broken or discolored teeth. They can be utilized to cover misshapen or badly stained teeth.  Crowns can also be made of porcelain, gold, or porcelain overlaid on metal.

Dental crowns can correct:

  • Stained or Discolored Teeth
  • Chipped Teeth/Gaps in Teeth
  • Broken Teeth/Disfigured Teeth
  • Misshaped Teeth/Cracked Teeth

If you are missing teeth, Dr. McLaughlin may suggest the use of a fixed bridge in combination with dental crowns.

The gap left by a missing tooth can cause the remaining teeth to shift or move. It is important for your oral health to replace the missing tooth or teeth, and fixed bridges are one of the solutions for doing so.

Bridges consist of artificial teeth in combination with crowns, which are ‘caps’ that go over the teeth on both sides of the bridge and serve as anchors to stabilize the bridge. Traditional bridges are usually made from porcelain fused to metal or ceramic.

Crowns and bridgework can be a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused through accidents, diseases or just normal wear-and-tear. Major problems can be corrected using these techniques and at Estrella Dentistry we have many years of experience.

It’s time to make an investment in your smile. For more information about our dental crowns or to schedule an appointment, call us at (623) 849-3600.


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