What are 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.
What Are The Benefits Of Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns have a number of great benefits to help improve oral health and the look of your smile, including:
- Saving a tooth damaged by decay, wear, or injury
- Preserving a cracked tooth
- Protecting a tooth after a root canal
- Providing options that look like a natural tooth
- Relieving tooth pain and sensitivity
- Improving chewing and eating
- Durable and long-lasting
- Custom made
Dental Crowns Reviews
"Dr Tozzi and her staff are very professional and accommodating. I had a cleaning and X-rays first visit and have never been so comfortable during all those X-rays. Second visit was two crowns, a 2 hour appointment but once again very little discomfort. Highly recommend her for all your dental needs. Also had voluma in my cheeks and Botox in my forehead. When I came in for a follow up dental appointment she looked at my cosmetic procedures and felt I needed just a little more Botox, her attention to details is incredible!"- J.G. / Yelp / Jun 20, 2019
"Dr Tozzi and her staff are very professional and accommodating. I had a cleaning and X-rays first visit and have never been so comfortable during all those X-rays. Second visit was two crowns, a 2 hour appointment but once again very little discomfort. Highly recommend her for all your dental needs.Also had voluma in my cheeks and Botox in my forehead. When I came in for a follow up dental appointment she looked at my cosmetic procedures and felt I needed just a little more Botox, her attention to details is incredible!"- J.G. / Yelp / Jun 20, 2019
"I can’t praise this office enough. I’m a regular client, but my temporary crown fell off twice. I’m not sure if that’s normal, but they were right there both times to help me out at the last minute. I just love coming here after 20 years of avoiding any dentist!!! Everyone who works there is just lovely. You really feel comfortable being there, which is great, since so many of us grew up being scared of the dentist. Thank you!!!"- S.M. / Yelp / Oct 30, 2020
Who is a candidate for for dental 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.
What to Expect During 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.
How Long is Recovery After dental crowns?
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.
Insurance Coverage for dental crowns
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.
Dental Crowns FAQ
When does a tooth need a dental crown?
Dental crowns are placed on teeth that are:
- Worn down
A dental crown will help preserve the tooth from further damage, hold it together, and mask discoloration. A dental crown can also be used as part of a dental bridge.
Does a dental crown look natural?
Dr. Tozzi takes special care to match the color of your dental crown to the natural teeth surrounding it so it will fit in and look more natural.
Does getting a dental crown hurt?
Having a dental crown placed is similar to having a filling done. Dr. Tozzi will use a local anesthetic injected at the treatment area to numb the tooth and keep you comfortable as she places your dental crown. Some people may have some tooth sensitivity after the procedure, which typically fades after a few days.
How long does a crown usually last?
Depending on the material of the crown, a typical crown may last 10 – 20 years or longer. With proper dental hygiene and regular dental checkups, you can greatly extend the life of your dental crown.
How many appointments are required to get a dental crown?
Having a dental crown placed takes two appointments. During the first appointment, Dr. Tozzi preps the tooth, removing any decay and contouring it to fit the dental cap, and then places a temporary crown. At the second appointment, the permanent crown is placed.
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.
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