Do you need to strengthen a tooth? Are you looking for a dental restoration to cover a damaged tooth fully? We offer dental crowns as a restorative dentistry treatment at of dental office. Dental crowns can help. Crowns are caps that renew the appearance and strength of single teeth. We use porcelain dental crowns made of tooth-colored materials that blend in with the smile.
Dr. Jordan Morris creates customized restorations with comprehensive dental crown treatment in his Sahuarita, AZ office. Crowns can cover and protect teeth, secure a traditional dental bridge, and cap off dental implants.
Dental Crown Treatment in Sahuarita, AZ
Crowns can address many areas of tooth damage or dental injuries, including chipped, cracked, and broken teeth. Dental crowns can also cover single discolored and damaged teeth to restore brightness to the smile. Oftentimes, dentists recommend dental crowns for patients following a root canal treatment. Crowns strengthen worn and weakened teeth to create a more even bite. Custom dental crowns cap off single dental implants to restore bite function and aesthetics.
Dr. Morris utilizes CEREC technology to create custom crowns. CEREC, or Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic, uses computer-aided design and manufacturing. Using digital technology, CAD/CAM technology allows Dr. Morris to design and mill crowns.
We first take x-rays and images of the affected teeth to provide a crown. We also use a shade guide to ensure the right color. Then, we etch the tooth enamel to ensure the tooth creates the right base for the crown. If patients have worn teeth, we may add more structure to the enamel to prepare it for the crown.
Then, we take dental scans that create a digital impression of the teeth. We use a dental scanner connected to a computer to see 3-D images of the smile. Using the CAD/CAM software, we create and send images of the dental crowns to a milling machine. The machine manufactures the custom crowns so we can cement them to the reshaped teeth.
Dental Crown FAQs
Do you want to know more about crown treatment? Read answers to these commonly asked questions:
What are inlays and onlays?
Also called partial crowns, inlays and onlays are similar to dental crowns but cover and protect a different part of the tooth. Inlays and onlays can cover smaller cavities or areas of tooth wear. An inlay covers the chewing surface between the tooth’s cusps. Onlays cover the cusps and chewing surfaces. Like dental crowns, inlays and onlays are separate restorations that we can place on the teeth.
How long do dental crowns last?
Typically, dental crowns last 15 to 20 years, although crowns can sometimes last up to 30 years. The right care ensures tooth crowns last and looks bright for years.
How do I clean my dental crowns?
You can brush and floss your crowns just like natural teeth. Flossing is important for patients with natural enamel and helps prevent bacterial buildup between restorations like crowns. Gently brushing the crowns removes bacterial buildup from food debris left in the mouth. As with other restorations, we recommend that patients use soft-bristled toothbrushes and avoid abrasive toothpaste.
Protect Your Smile
Do you have an injured or worn tooth? Strengthen your smile with a dental crown. Contact Dr. Jordan Morris for care today at 520.412.9162. You can also request a dental consultation with Dr. Morris on our website. If you have current dental concerns or questions about treatment, let Dr. Morris know. He will be happy to help.