Dental Crowns Tempe AZ

Broken, chipped, worn or badly decayed teeth can be restored with porcelain crowns to provide ideal function and esthetics. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing even the most severe of dental problems to return you to a more complete smile and a functional bite. Crowns are used as a long-lasting correction of major dental problems. It is common for crowns and bridges to last for 10 years and many even for many more, which is as close to permanent as dental treatment can get.

Do you have old crowns that don’t look good?  We can replace old discolored crowns and old dark fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth. If your old crowns and bridges are dark at the gum line, chipped or worn, or just look unnatural let us show you what is available.

Do You Have Teeth That Need to Be Repaired?

Call Tempe Office Phone Number 480-839-4550 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Fletcher.

How long does it take to fit a dental crown?

Fitting a crown requires at least two visits. Initially, we will remove any decay, repair cracks and damaged tooth structure, then shape the tooth, and fit it with a custom made, tooth colored, provisional crown. You can function normally while the provisional crown is in place.

On the subsequent visit (usually two weeks later) we will remove the provisional crown, and then fit and adjust the final crown. Finally, we will cement the crown into place giving you a new beautiful looking tooth.

Key Benefits of Dental Crowns

  • Offers strength and protection to misshapen teeth or badly cracked, sensitive and broken teeth
  • Looks completely natural
  • Restores esthetics and function

What are the capabilities of crowns?

Crown and bridgework are very reliable solutions for major dental problems caused through accidents, diseases or natural wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. Where damage has occurred, resulting in broken, worn, or cracked teeth, or as the result of old fillings breaking, crowns and/or bridges can be used as a long-term solution.

Many people have sensitivity or pain from their teeth, which can be caused by cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth strengthens and relieves the pain and allows a return to full dental function for these teeth. In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause cosmetic problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns and bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not adequate. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns are needed to prevent breakage.