Dr. Laurie Bloch - Exceptional Dentistry in Las Vegas, NV

 
 

Las Vegas Cosmetic Dentist specializing inSmile Makeovers

 

Dental Crown / Tooth Crown

If you need to restore broken, worn or decayed teeth, fix a misshaped tooth or even cover a severely discolored tooth, a dental crown can offer an attractive, long-lasting solution.
crownsbeforeafter.jpgA tooth crown fits over a person's natural tooth in order to restore the appearance, strength, shape or size of the tooth. Once it has been bonded into place, the crown completely "caps," or covers the visible part of the natural tooth.

All-Ceramic (Porcelain) Crowns

At Exceptional Dentistry, we only offer the highest quality, aesthetically-pleasing dental restorative options, and are proud to be a "metal free" practice.

All-ceramic or porcelain crowns offer you the most natural-looking appearance. The porcelain material is translucent (much like the enamel of your natural teeth), and the size, shape and shade can be perfectly matched to your other teeth to complete your perfect smile.

The Dental Crowns Procedure

Two visits are required to place a tooth crown. The first visit involves an examination and the preparation of your tooth. A few x-rays may be taken to determine any decay or damage to the roots. The tooth is then prepared for the crown. Next, an impression will be made of the tooth and the surrounding teeth and sent to our dental lab, where our master ceramist will create your crown based on the dimensions of the impression. The color will be designed to match your natural tooth color. A temporary crown is placed over your tooth to protect it until your permanent crown is ready.

During your second visit, the crown will be tested for proper fit. Also, we closely examine it to ensure it doesn't interfere with your bite and functions effectively. Provided everything is correct, the new crown is permanently cemented into place.

Reasons for Placing a Dental Crown

The following are some of the reasons a teeth crown may be the right solution for you:
  • To cover a dental implant
  • To cover a severely discolored tooth
  • To cover a misshapen tooth
  • To hold a dental bridge in place
  • To restore a broken or worn tooth
  • To prevent a weakened tooth from further damage or breaking
  • To hold a cracked tooth together
  • To cover and support a significantly decayed tooth or one that is mostly filling

Find out if an aesthetically attractive and long-lasting tooth crown is right for you. Call us at (702) 463-8600 or contact our Summerlin Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Laurie and schedule a personal dental crown consultation at Exceptional Dentistry in Las Vegas, Nevada today.

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