There are many reasons a patient may require the fabrication and placement of a dental crown. Perhaps they have undergone root canal therapy and need to protect their tooth structure. Maybe a large cavity has made the tooth’s structure weak and susceptible to further damage. Regardless, the team at Arcadia Dental Arts in Phoenix, AZ can provide the fabrication and placement of a dental crown—in just one appointment.
What is a dental crown?
Dr. John Pappas describes a dental crown as a restoration that is bonded onto a natural tooth to protect it and offer an extra layer of protection so the existing tooth can function properly. A dental crown may also be made to place over the abutment of a dental implant to replace a missing tooth. This restoration is made from porcelain and is fabricated to match the patient’s existing teeth for seamless integration into the smile.
Understanding the process of obtaining a dental crown
A dental crown procedure is done in one appointment thanks to our CEREC technology used in our office.
• Consultation/evaluation – during the first visit, Dr. John Pappas will determine if a patient could benefit from a dental crown.
• Preparation – the tooth that will benefit from the crown will be prepared with the removal of natural tooth structure on the outside layer of the tooth’s enamel.
• Impressions – the dentist will take a digital impression of the prepared tooth and send it through the CEREC software to create a 3D image of the tooth.
• CEREC creation – the CEREC machine in the Arcadia Dental Arts practice will mill the final crown out of a block of porcelain while patients wait.
• Bonding – once the dental crown has been made, it is bonded onto the prepared tooth to complete.
Are you in need of a dental crown?
Contact Arcadia Dental Arts of Phoenix, AZ today to learn more about dental crowns and enjoy same-day restorations thanks to CEREC technology. The practice can be reached by calling (602) 957-9643 and visiting at 4124 North 40th Street. Dr. John Pappas and his team encourages new patients to learn about restorative dentistry services available at his practice.