There are many dental situations which may arise in which patients may want to consider the benefits of placing ceramic dental crowns. Dr. Sameet Koppikar of Phoenix, AZ may suggest crowns when patients are dealing with:
- Esthetic issues within the smile
- Broken or weakened natural teeth
- Dental implants for replacing missing teeth
- Root canal therapy procedures which can weaken the structure
- The need for a dental bridge, in which crowns are fused with false teeth
Who is a candidate for dental crowns?
Most patients are appropriate candidates for dental crowns. Crowns are used in many situations in which the smile needs to be restored. Restoring the smile with solutions such as dental crowns ensures an extra layer of protection against damage while also blending in seamlessly with the existing teeth.
How are dental crowns fabricated?
Patients interested in crowns may be curious as to how these restorations are made. Our practice starts with preparations of the natural tooth. Preparation require that the dentist removes a portion of the tooth enamel. This is done to ensure a proper fit of the crown over the natural tooth without adding bulk. Once preparations are completed, impressions are made of the tooth and these molds are mailed to a ceramist who fabricates the restoration based on the dentist’s specifications. The crown is made to match the color, shape, and size of the smile. Patients return to the dental office for the bonding of their new restoration in place.
Interested in dental crowns?
If dental crowns may be of benefit to your smile, visit Dr. Sameet Koppikar of Biltmore Dental Center to discuss options. Call today at (602) 954-8200 or visit the practice at 4202 N. 32nd Street, Suite B. Our practice is open to new patients who are looking for quality, comprehensive dental care.