Dental Crowns in Scottsdale Arizona

Dental decay most often damages the portion of the tooth visible in the mouth. Dental fillings are most commonly carried out in order to restore this portion of the decayed tooth. Sometimes, dental decay damages the tooth beyond repair and a full coverage restoration is necessary to save the tooth. This full coverage restoration is termed as the dental crown. Dental crowns provide strength and coverage to the weakened tooth structure increasing the life of natural teeth. Some frequently asked questions Tooth crownregarding dental crowns are discussed here for general knowledge before you go for a consultation visit with Dr Jerome Riddle’s Office.

When do I need dental crowns for my teeth?

Whenever the process of dental decay or tooth portion fracture involves almost half or more than half of the tooth, Dr Jerome Riddle and his staff at the Dental office in Scottsdale Arizona advise dental crowns for the restoration of your teeth. Simple fillings are insufficient in such cases and leave the teeth prone to fracture when heavy loads are applied. Similarly, root canal treated teeth become hollow and brittle due to removal of tooth structure during preparation and root canal fillings. Dental crowns provide strength to the remaining natural tooth structure in both these situations.

Another common reason for the provision of dental crowns is cracked teeth or broken cusps which are associated with sensitivity and pain. Full coverage crowns keep the cracked portions together and alleviate these symptoms. Dental crowns are sometimes advised in for masking the unaesthetic appearance of teeth. Stained, discolored and short teeth can be covered good looking crowns.

Do I need dental crowns as part of other restorations?

Yes Dr Jerome Riddle and his staff¬ will advise you dental crowns as part of the replacement prosthesis such as dental bridges and dental implants. Dental crowns are used as a bridge restoration to replace missing and lost teeth. Dental bridges involve placement of crowns on adjacent teeth for getting support. Dental crowns are placed over dental implants to replace the visible portion of the teeth.

Which materials are used to make dental crowns?

A. Dental crowns can be fabricated from a variety of dental materials such as porcelain, metal and ceramic. Porcelains and ceramics are used for construction of dental crowns in the esthetic portions of the mouth. Metal crowns can be placed in areas where mastication loads are high. People often do not like the display of metal and Dr Jerome Riddle and his staff at the Dental office in Scottsdale Arizona advise them porcelain fused to metal crowns in high loads bearing molar teeth areas due to the optimum strength of porcelain material.

How can I get dental crowns?

A. Dr Jerome Riddle and his staff ¬ will carry out a complete evaluation of your mouth on the basis of history and examination. Decayed parts of the tooth and old fillings will be removed carefully. Preparation of the tooth will be performed according to the planned dimensions of the dental crown. An impression will be taken and sent to the dental laboratory with specific instructions. State of the art laboratory fabricated dental crown will be cemented on the next visit and evaluated for any high spots.

Will my dental crowns last for lifetime?

Dental crowns can have a life of 20-25 years if proper care and maintenance if carried out. However, dental crowns are subjected to fracture and teeth covered by crowns are prone to recurrence of dental decay. Crown replacement can be required in such cases.

What should I do in case of my crown dislodgment?

Crown dislodgment can occur in case of eating sticky foods and you should not worry if it happens. Keep your dislodged crown safe and immediately visit Dr Jerome Riddle and his staff at the Dental office in Phoenix Arizona for simple re-cementation of your dislodged crown.

Visit Dr Jerome Riddle and his staff at the Dental office located at 7010 East Chauncy Lane, suite # 140 Phoenix AZ, 85054 or call us today at (480)-991-4410 or visit our website for scheduling a consultation visit for dental crowns.