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Uptown Dental & Orthodontics

General Dentist & Orthodontics located in Phoenix, AZ

If you have a damaged, discolored, or cracked tooth, you might need a dental crown. The talented team at Uptown Dental & Orthodontics in Phoenix, Arizona, led by Dariene Lazore, DMD, offers expert oral health care, providing dental crowns for patients. Call the office today or use the online booking tool to schedule your appointment.

Crowns Q & A

What are dental crowns?

If your tooth has experienced trauma by cracking, decaying, or tooth grinding, a dental crown can restore it. You may also have a discolored tooth that needs a crown to match the color of your natural teeth. It’s also possible you may need a crown after a root canal or as the restoration for a dental implant.

Uptown Dental & Orthodontics offers a protective porcelain crown that your dentist places on a tooth to restore and protect your original tooth.

Dental crowns look and feel like your normal teeth, so you won’t notice a difference once they’re in place. If anything, dental crowns help your teeth feel stronger. The crowns match the color of your teeth, so they blend in naturally.

Your dentist at Uptown Dental & Orthodontics evaluates the condition of your teeth to determine if you need dental crowns. 

What is it like to get a crown?

To prepare your tooth for the crown, your dentist makes sure your tooth is free from plaque and tartar. 

 To shape your tooth to prepare it for the crown, Uptown Dental & Orthodontics wants you to feel comfortable and relaxed during the process. That’s why the team offers nitrous oxide sedation, also called laughing gas. It helps you relax and stay calm during your procedure.

 Once your dentist removes a small portion of your enamel, they take images of the area with the iTero® 3D digital scanner to send to the lab that makes your porcelain crown. Your dentist affixes a temporary crown to your tooth, and it remains until the permanent custom crown arrives from the lab. 

When your crown is ready a few weeks later, you come back to the office, and your dentist bonds the crown to your tooth in a quick and easy procedure.

How long do dental crowns last?

Dental crowns can last, on average, 5-15 years. Your results depend on how well you take care of your oral hygiene. You should treat your crown like a natural tooth, brushing twice a day, and flossing daily. You also need to visit Uptown Dental & Orthodontics for a cleaning and exam visit every six months. 

To restore a tooth to its original strength and function, call Uptown Dental & Orthodontics for the appointment of a dental crown, or book an appointment online.