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A tooth crown is a tooth shaped cap which covers the tooth. The crowns restore the shape, size, strength, and appearance of the tooth. Crowns are cemented on a patient's tooth. Crowns cover visible portions of the tooth. They are colored to blend in with surrounding teeth.

Dental crowns are recommended to protect a tooth weakened by decay. The crown will protect it from further breaking. The crown will hold the tooth together if parts of it are cracked.
Restoring a severely worn-down tooth from grinding.
Existing teeth with large fillings can break eventually, hence crowns are recommended to support the tooth.
Poorly shaped and severely discolored teeth, crowns will make them look more natural.
Supporting a dental bridge
Covering a dental implant.
Strengthening a tooth that has received root canal treatment.
Protect child's teeth who is at risk for tooth decay. This will decrease the frequency of sedation for children especially those who have difficulty with oral hygiene because of age, behavior, or medical history.

Permanent crowns are made from different materials.

These include:
Stainless steel:
These crowns are prefabricated. They are commonly used in children. When the baby tooth comes out, a permanent tooth takes its place. The stainless-steel crown falls off with the baby tooth. These crowns are more cost effective than other crowns made with other materials.
When stainless steel crowns are used on permanent teeth, it is for a temporary measure. This will protect the tooth while permanent crown is made from different material.

These crowns have a mix of different metals like gold, palladium, nickel to give strength and resistance to corrosion.

Advantages: they rarely chip or break
They are strong.
Allergic reaction to metal

Porcelain fused to metal:
They are metal crowns with a layer of porcelain on metal.

Porcelain fused to metal crowns can be color matched to other teeth in the mouth.

These crowns are a satisfactory solution for front and back teeth.

They are a good option for long bridges where metal is needed for strength.

Metal underlying the crowns porcelain shows through as a dark line at gumline.
All ceramic crowns:
They provide a better natural color match than any other crown type.

They are suitable for people with metal allergies.
Advantage: they are a good choice for front teeth

They are not as strong as porcelain fused to metal crowns

A tooth crown should last somewhere between five and fifteen years. As evidence of this, many dental insurance plans pay for replacements after the previous crown has been in place for 5 years. The longevity of the crown depends on many factors:

Wear and tear the crown is exposed to from: chewing and biting forces like chewing on ice, using teeth to open packages.

Teeth grinding, clenching, parafunctional habits
Oral hygiene (brushing and flossing)

By practicing good oral hygiene and keeping gums and teeth healthy a crown can last indefinitely longer.

After assessing the tooth for a crown,

visit 1:
The dentist will numb the tooth and surrounding gums. The dentist will shape the tooth to create room for the crown. They will then make an impression of the tooth using materials like putty. This is kind of close to making mold with playdoh. The putty mold is sent to the lab. A
temporary crown is fabricated in the clinic and will be cemented on the tooth. This procedure takes about an hour.
The temporary crown will protect the shaped tooth for the one or two weeks it takes to create a nice permanent crown. To prevent the temporary crown from breaking avoid hard, sticky foods.

Visit 2:
The second visit is when you get a call from the dental office saying your permanent crown is ready. Visit 2 is so much easier than visit

1. After applying a little local anesthetic, the temporary crown is removed, and the permanent crown is cemented in place.
Patients will be asked to bite, chew and move their teeth around several times. This is a process with spot areas that may need adjustment. This procedure takes 15-20 minutes.

Once the numbing wears off, some patients may feel a little soreness around gums. This discomfort will be relieved quickly and taking over the counter pain medication can help.
The bite will feel more comfortable once the discomfort is gone.

Proper home care for tooth crowns:
Home care for crowns on teeth is not very different from taking care of regular teeth. Use soft bristled toothbrush, brush and floss appropriately.
Avoid chewing on ice.
Avoid using teeth to open packages.

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Say farewell to:

Struggling with messy impressions

Worrying about your temporary crown coming loose

Waiting weeks for your lab-fabricated crown


Feeling anxious about the stability of your temporary crown


At the DentX Dental, we are proud to introduce revolutionary same-day crowns. Yes, it’s true – you can now receive a beautiful and durable crown in just one visit to our office, without the need for temporary restorations, messy impressions, or long waiting times.


In addition to the speed and convenience, our CEREC same-day crowns utilize cutting-edge digital technology, ensuring a perfect fit and a natural appearance.

Superior Quality Crowns Built to Last

A ceramic dental crown can protect weak or damaged teeth, preserving their functionality (and brilliance) throughout time. Our dentists might recommend a dental crown in the following situations:


  • bring back badly
  • corroded teeth
  • damaged teeth
  • Fill a large cavity
  • Replacing your tooth after a root canal
  • The last phase of an implant


If you desire a dental crown experience of exceptional quality, please contact us at: 602-861-3700 or book your visit now!

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