What are Dental Crowns?

Dental Crowns

Teeth that have large cavities, fractures, or large fillings, such as amalgam (silver) fillings, are prone to breaking, so our Mesa and Gilbert, AZ dentists will recommend a crown for the tooth to provide the best protection possible. This will hopefully avoid any future issues, such as a root canal. There are a few different types of dental crowns: stainless steel, gold, porcelain, and a combination of porcelain and metal. Each type of crown has different pros and cons, including functioning ability, longevity, and cosmetic. We work with our patients to determine which style best suits their needs to restore their smiles and give them optimal oral health.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you are considering dental crowns in Mesa and Gilbert, AZ, schedule an appointment with our dental team at My Dental. We will examine your teeth and determine if crowns are the ideal solution to correct decay and save your natural teeth. We educate you on your options and discuss the pros and cons to ensure you make an informed decision for your dental health.

Dental Crown Choices

Dental Crown Cost Analysis

Type of Crown Longevity Cost Analysis
Stainless Steel 5 – 15 Years $
Porcelain Up to 15 years $$
Zirconia Lifetime $$$

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Dental Crown FAQ

Before a dental crown is placed, the dentist will remove decay from your teeth. They’ll use local anesthetic, so you’ll feel nothing during the procedure. Afterwards, the area may feel tender as the anesthetic wears off. As the area heals, you’ll feel back to normal within a day or two.
Just like our teeth, dental crowns need to be brushed and flossed everyday. While the crown won’t decay, keeping bacteria and plaque on it is harmful for the surrounding teeth and gums. Overtime, dental crowns do wear out because the materials crowns are made from are not as tough as tooth enamel. To lengthen their lifespan, don’t chew extremely hard foods. If you do notice that your crown has cracked or lifts up, schedule an appointment to have it replaced as soon as you notice.

Yes! Depending on what material you choose, you can select a material that matches the shade of your teeth.

When a tooth has lost much of its structural integrity due to decay, a large filling has an increased risk to crack under pressure. The best way to protect the tooth and it’s root is to cap it with a crown. Crowns are strong, last a long time, and look great.