About dental crowns
Dr. Michaela Tozzi is a seasoned dentist who serves the surrounding communities of Henderson and Las Vegas, NV with personalized dental care. Countless men and women visit Michaela Tozzi, DMD to restore the health and function of their smile. Our practice offers a select list of services, including dental crowns. This is a specialized cap that is custom made to cover a severely decayed, damaged, or discolored tooth to restore optimal dental health and function. It can also provide a natural-looking appearance that can enhance your overall smile. Dr. Tozzi offers dental crowns with a choice of materials to match your goals, including metal, porcelain, and porcelain over metal. Contact our office to learn more about how a dental crown can help improve your oral health.
Candidates for crowns
A crown may be wanted or needed to correct a variety of dental flaws. They can be placed to cover a decaying tooth to keep it from chipping or it may hold parts of a tooth together that have already cracked. Crowns may also cover a loose or worn-down tooth. They can be used to support a tooth with a lot of decay that cannot hold a tooth-colored filling, serve as part of a dental bridge, or mask discolored or misshapen teeth. Crowns may be cemented to your tooth or attached by a dental implant. The material of the crown is chosen with consideration to the location of the tooth. Porcelain fused to metal (PFM) or metal are generally stronger so they are better for the less visible teeth in the back. Ceramic or porcelain crowns are typically used on the front teeth and custom made to match the shape, size, and color of your natural teeth. In your consult, Dr. Tozzi will go over your choices and help you choose the best dental crown for your needs and budget.
dental crown treatment
A dental crown is placed over the course of two appointments. During your first exam, Dr. Tozzi will prep the tooth to eliminate any decay and contour the shape of the tooth to create a good fit for the dental cap. Our team will then take digital impressions of the tooth and send it over to our dental lab where your crown will be constructed. Before you are released to go home, we will place a temporary crown to protect your tooth. Once your dental crown is ready, we will schedule a secondary appointment to have your permanent crown placed. We understand that this process can seem scary, but our team will do all we can to make your experience as pleasant as possible. We also offer a variety of sedatives that can be administered to keep you calm and relaxed throughout your treatment.
Dental Crowns Recovery
Dental crowns can be cared for just like your regular teeth with routine brushing and flossing. Our team will also provide tips on how to care for your restoration to maintain long-lasting results. We also recommend that you undergo yearly dental exams and biannual cleanings to keep up optimal oral health. During your annual exams, Dr. Tozzi can examine your crown and assess when a replacement may be necessary. However, with good oral care, a crown should last for many years. If you experience any problems with your crown (if it falls out or is loose), call our office as soon as possible so we can get you in right away to correct the issue. It's best to not try and fix it or put it back in yourself because this may lead to an infection or bad fit.
Dental Crowns Insurance Coverage
Depending on your dental insurance plan, part of the cost of your crown may be covered. After talking to your insurance company, our office will be able to better estimate your personal expenses. During your consultation, Dr. Tozzi will help you determine the best material for your crown that fits your budget. She will also go over payment methods along with medical financing to make your procedure more affordable.
Custom Dental Crowns
With a wide variety of materials available, a custom-made crown can be matched to blend with your teeth to keep your smile beautiful. If you suspect tooth decay or severe dental damage, reach out to Michaela Tozzi, DMD in Henderson, NV. Dr. Tozzi has helped so many individuals in the Greater Las Vegas area by restoring their smiles with custom dental crowns. Call our office today to schedule an appointment with our caring team.