Naturally, our teeth are very strong. However, this doesn’t mean our teeth are impervious to damage. Our teeth can be chipped or experience serious decay, which threatens the health and stability of our smile. To repair damaged teeth and provide natural-looking restoration, Dr. Evans may recommend a dental crown. Like our fillings, a dental crown is a restoration that improves the health, function, and appearance of a tooth.
A tooth with deep decay, chipping, or fracture may require a dental crown. Also called a cap, a dental crown covers the part of a tooth that extends above the gum line. In cases where a composite filling won’t offer sufficient strength, a crown may stabilize the tooth and restore functionality. The dental crown protects the remaining tooth structure and helps prevent further cases of infection or decay. A dental crown serves a number of functions. In addition to repairing decayed teeth, a dental crown helps replace missing teeth by anchoring dental bridges into place and topping dental implants.
- You have a large cavity
- You’re missing a tooth which requires a bridge
- You have a cracked or damaged tooth
- You want to cover a discolored tooth
- You need to cover an implant
- You have had a root canal
We offer crowns made from a number of materials. Based on the amount of damage to and location of the affected tooth, we can place either porcelain or zirconia crowns. Usually, Dr. Evans will choose a porcelain, tooth-colored crown for teeth visible in a smile. This makes the restoration blend with natural tooth structure so that it’s inconspicuous. For teeth that withstand biting and chewing pressure, zirconia crowns offer optimal strength.
Crown placement requires two office visits. At the first appointment, your doctor will prepare the tooth and secure a temporary restoration that you will wear until we receive the final crown. In the interim, an expert ceramist at a dental lab will design and fabricate your restoration based on impressions and your dentists’ exact specifications. This custom restoration will be returned to Dr. Evans for placement within a few days, then we can restore your smile to its original beauty.
If you have any questions or concerns about our dental crowns or any of our other dental restorations, then contact Dr. Evans today. Click here to request an appointment, or call our office at (775) 829-7700. Located in Reno, NV, we proudly welcome residents from South Meadows, Sparks, Hidden Valley, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Somersett, Arrowcreek, and all surrounding communities.