Transforming teeth can be a breeze with dental crowns, or caps, that are fitted over a damaged tooth to transform its function and appearance. Scottsdale, AZ dentist, Dr. Rod Gore, uses crowns to fix broken teeth, discolorations and stains, and/or extensive tooth decay. Dr. Gore also uses caps to strengthen teeth with other restoration treatments like dental bridges. Made of various materials like ceramic, metal, or porcelain, crowns not only restore a tooth, but match with existing teeth for a seamless smile. In most cases, Dr. Gore and his team can simply take a digital image of the tooth with no gooey impressions, design the final restoration chair side with CAD (computer-aided design), and mill the restorations in the office. One of the best parts is that patients can even watch as their restoration is being milled. CEREC essentially brings the entire lab process “in-house,” which gives Dr. Gore complete control over the creation of the crown. After the milling process, the restoration is polished, glazed, bonded, and sealed to prevent bacteria from entering the tooth in just one single visit!
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"Dr Gore and his team are top notch! I have absolute confidence in their ability to provide the best dental care out there. They care for my entire family from 3 years and up. My children love visiting their office and actually get excited when I tell them they are going to the dentist! Five star service is provided from the moment you walk in the door and I highly recommend them."- M.M. / Facebook / Feb 01, 2016
"Fantastic service! Professional, high-tech, efficient service!"- K.C. / Yelp / Feb 01, 2016
"I have always had a problem going to the DDS. Actually I dread it. Jusy had a crown installed by Dr Gore and assistant Tricia. Glad it is over but if I need another one I would have this team do it again."- D.B. / Yelp / Feb 09, 2016
"Best Scottsdale dentist is Dr. Rod Gore. I've experienced this many years and it's true each time I visit."- J.G. / Google / Feb 22, 2016
"I want to take a quick moment and thank Dr. Gore and his team. For many years I have suffered from extreme anxiety regarding dental visits of any kind. I started to see Dr. Gore based on a referral from a friend, as well as the fact they offer sedation therapy. I really cannot express how thankful I am for Dr. Gore and team. They are professionals in every way and they go above and beyond to make sure your experience is pain free and comfortable. I am glad to say that I no longer feel the need for sedation and I do not have any anxiety whatsoever when i think of the dentist. They are amazing, plain and simple."- N.J. / Yelp / Mar 08, 2016
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A dental crown can usually be completed in one visit with CEREC same-day crowns. After the dentist will prepare the tooth for the crown, digital impressions with be sent to the CEREC machine, which will craft a custom crown for the patient while they wait. Once the crown is made, the dentist will place the crown, then adjust and fit the crown before permanently attaching the dental crown.
Patients do not usually have any pain after a crown is placed, but some patients experience discomfort or tooth sensitivity. Depending on the material, crowns can last from 7 – 40 years. Patients can extend the life of their crown by practicing good oral hygiene and visiting their dentist for regular exams and cleanings. If oral health is neglected, the tooth under the crown may develop a cavity or infection that will require more extensive treatment, like a root canal.
The total cost of a dental crown will depend on the materials used, as well as the number of teeth treated, their condition, size, and location. Porcelain over metal crowns are about $500 – $1,500 per tooth. Metal crowns costs from $600 – $2,500. All porcelain crowns are usually about $800 – $3,000 per tooth. The dentist will go over estimated costs and financing options during the patient’s consultation and the front office can check with the patient’s insurance to determine if any of their costs are covered.
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If you are concerned about the condition of your teeth, schedule a consultation with the dentist to learn more about how crowns can help you. Everyone deserves a beautiful, healthy smile, so come in soon to find out how you can improve yours.