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Dental Crowns (Caps) in Scottsdale – CEREC

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Overview

Scottsdale Dental Crowns When a tooth is extensively damaged from a fracture or decay, or the shape and/or function of a tooth needs improvement, a beautiful, porcelain crown may be recommended. A crown is a 'shell' of porcelain that is placed over a tooth to restore its function and appearance after the damaged structure is removed. In most cases, Dr. Gore is able to fabricate a 'same day' crown with the latest, advanced technology.  Our impressive computer software uses a CAD milling unit to fabricate your crown right in our office. There are no gooey impressions taken and you don't have to baby a 'temporary' crown for 1-3 weeks while your permanent crown is being made by an outside lab, often increasing the fee that you will pay. Dr. Gore's team uses CAD (computer-aided design) assistance and in-house milling to create your crown, which looks and feels like natural teeth.

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What to Expect

You will be in the office for a longer appointment but you will have many breaks while the intricate designing and fabrication of the crown is done. In most cases, you will receive an anesthetic to make you comfortable during your appointment. The damaged tooth structure is removed and final images of your teeth will be taken with a small video camera,  in preparation for the design and milling phase of the crown. Once the crown is milled, the dentist will try the crown on to assure the shape and fit are perfect, the crown will then be glazed and placed in a very hot firing unit to reach the maximum hardness of the crown material. When the crown cools, the tooth is disinfected and the crown is permanently cemented

Treatment Aftercare

Although we don't anticipate a patient will experience pain following a crown procedure, it is not uncommon for patients to have some tenderness in the anesthetic injection sites. In addition, some irritation in the gum tissue surrounding the crown may occur, and periodically patients may experience some cold sensitivity in the tooth. You can expect to return to your normal activities following your appointment. You will be cautioned about not drinking hot liquids or chewing until the numbness from the anesthetic is gone due to the risk you could hurt yourself when during the time you have no sensation. Patients can extend the life of their crown by practicing good oral hygiene and visiting their dentist for regular exams and cleanings

Anticipated Costs

The total cost of a dental crown will depend on the materials used and if the crown will be fabricated in the mouth.  Our financial specialist can review payment options and review insurance coverage for those patients with dental benefits.

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Protect and Strengthen

If you are concerned about the condition of your teeth, schedule a consultation with Dr. Gore to learn more about how crowns may benefit you. Everyone deserves a beautiful, healthy smile, so come in soon to find out how you can improve yours

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