When a tooth suffers from damage, most patients are primarily concerned with restoring the health of the natural tooth. However, at Belmont Dental Care, we believe you shouldn’t have to sacrifice aesthetic appeal for the health of the tooth. That’s why we offer porcelain crowns in Scottsdale, AZ for patients who choose to save their tooth’s health and it’s appearance.
To understand what a crown really is, it’s easier to think of it as a “helmet” for the tooth. Just like a helmet is placed securely over the entire head, a crown encompasses the entire tooth to protect it from damage. While a crown can be made from a variety of different materials, porcelain crowns are by far the most natural looking. These crowns often last up to ten years when cared for properly.
What is Porcelain?
Porcelain is a ceramic material and is made by heating different materials together. This material has a translucent property that makes it look very much like a natural tooth. It is the only material that can match the light reflecting properties of teeth. Porcelain also provides suitable strength and durability.
When Do I Need a Crown?
Dentists suggest placing crowns for several different reasons. Some of these reasons may include:
- To correct a discolored or badly shaped tooth
- To restore the strength of a tooth that has undergone a deep filling or root canal therapy
- To protect a weak tooth from breaking or being damaged
- To support a bridge
- To cover a dental implant
Porcelain Crowns in Scottsdale, AZ
At Belmont Dental Care, we offer all porcelain crowns for patients who are just as concerned with the appearance as well as the health of their teeth.
Dr. Mark J. Fleming has years of experience placing all porcelain crowns for patients in Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. Fleming can match the exact shade of your teeth for a naturally looking crown. Additionally, our office boasts cutting edge technology such as CEREC®. This machine crafts the crown in our office in just minutes. This means that placing the crown only takes one dentist visit instead of two.
We also offer crowns made out of a combination of porcelain, gold and acrylic. Dr. Fleming always educates our patients on all of the available options and then helps them choose the crown that best fits their needs. For more information on porcelain crowns in Scottsdale, AZ, visit Belmont Dental Care or call us today at (480) 609-0050.
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