Dental crowns repair broken, worn, or severely decaying permanent teeth. At Double Diamond Dental in Reno, Nevada, general and restorative dentist Michael A. Morgan, DDS, and his team use crowns to transform smiles, prevent further damage, and encourage optimal oral health. Call the office today to see if a crown is right for you, or click the online booking feature.
A crown is a cap that your Double Diamond Dental provider bonds on top of a severely decaying or damaged tooth. The crown restores your tooth’s shape, size, and appearance and enables you to bite and chew.
At Double Diamond Dental, the team offers tooth-colored crowns. These crowns are made of porcelain or composite resin. They mimic the appearance and light-reflecting properties of your natural tooth enamel and blend in with your smile.
At Double Diamond Dental, the team uses crowns to:
You might also benefit from a crown if you have a stained or discolored tooth that doesn’t improve with teeth whitening.
At Double Diamond Dental, getting dental crowns takes two visits several weeks apart.
Your provider reviews your dental records, completes an oral exam, and takes a series of digital X-rays to check the health of your tooth and the bone around it. If the X-rays confirm significant damage or decay, you qualify for a crown.
Your provider administers a local anesthetic and prepares your tooth to receive the crown. They use special tools to remove the decaying or damaged enamel and then take impressions with an intraoral scanner.
The team sends your impressions to a dental lab. The lab uses your impressions to create a custom dental crown.
When your crown is ready, you return to Double Diamond Dental. Your dentist bonds the crown on top of your damaged or decaying tooth, checks your bite, and explains how to care for it.
Most dental crowns last 15 years*, but only if you practice good oral hygiene. To keep yours in optimal condition, the team at Double Diamond Dental recommends brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing regularly, and visiting the office every six months for preventive teeth cleaning.
Avoid bad habits to prevent damage to your crown, including nail-biting, chewing ice, and grinding or clenching your teeth.
Call Double Diamond Dental today to learn more about the benefits of dental crowns, or click the online booking feature.
*Individual results may vary.