Not too long ago, extensive tooth decay meant losing the tooth. But as dental care has advanced, even teeth with decay that’s reached quite a bit of the tooth can be saved.
The issue becomes protecting what’s left of the tooth while restoring its appearance in your mouth. Enter: dental crowns. These versatile dental appliances give Mandana Kheshtchin, DDS, and Brent Woodmansee, DMD, a way to help you keep a mouth full of healthy, strong, good-looking teeth. And to make crowns extra convenient for you, we offer same-day crowns here at A&N Dental in Tempe, Arizona.
But why would you want a crown? Let’s take a look at the benefits.
What crowns can do for you
A dental crown is a cap that goes over the top of one of your teeth. This way, it can accomplish two key goals: it protects the tooth underneath, and it restores the appearance and functionality of the tooth in your mouth.
Take, for example, the case of a root canal. In order to address the deep decay in your tooth, Dr. Woodmansee or Dr. Kheshtchin need to remove a relatively sizable amount of your tooth. What’s left could be subject to cracking, and it would look noticeably altered in your mouth.
With a crown, we have a way to restore and protect your tooth at the same time. And they can color-match the crown to your surrounding teeth so it blends right in.
Beyond a root canal, you might want a dental crown to:
- Cover a stained or misshapen tooth
- Restore a cracked or otherwise damaged tooth
- Replace a large filling
- Protect a fragile tooth
Crowns can also be helpful if you’re missing teeth. If you choose a dental implant, the crown goes on top of the implant to give your tooth a natural look and feel. Or if you choose a bridge, the crown goes over the nearby teeth to secure the bridge in place.
All told, crowns deliver a number of benefits, helping you enjoy a healthy, full smile.
Making crowns more convenient
Historically, getting a dental crown required multiple trips to the dentist’s office. Your dentist would prepare your tooth and take a mold. Then, you’d have to wait while your custom crown was created — stuck with a clunky temporary crown in the meantime. Getting your crown required a return to the dentist’s office so it could be bonded in place.
Dr. Kheshtchin and Dr. Woodmansee want to make it easier for you, so they offer same-day crowns at our office. With this option, you’re not stuck for days and days with an annoying temporary crown and you don’t need to come back to our office on two separate days.
Instead, we can make your crown in our office in a single day using our leading-edge Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (CEREC®) system. You leave with your new crown that day.
Crowns can do a lot for your mouth, and they don’t have to take a lot from your schedule. To get your same-day crown, call our office in Tempe, Arizona, or book your appointment online today.