Mountain View Family Dentistry
of Mesa, Arizona, is your true
general dental office, providing
a wide range of services for
everyone in your family
regardless of their age.
At Mountain View Family
Dentistry, we will treat you
like family and tend to your
most sensitive dental needs
as if they were our own.
Mesa dentists Dr. Shayne
Guffey and Dr. Rebecca Temp are
here for you.
Mesa Porcelain Crowns
Porcelains crowns are an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe dental problems caused by accidents, diseases, and wear and tear. Crowns can be used to:
There are several types of porcelain crowns
Deciding which type of crown is best for you will be determined in part by the location of the tooth that is to be crowned. In the front of your mouth, the aesthetics of the crown are obviously more important, while for the back teeth we place more emphasis on function.
All-porcelain crowns are very attractive because they match exactly the appearance of your natural teeth. They are a wonderful choice of crowns for teeth that are near the front of your mouth and that are featured prominently in your smile.
Porcelain fused to metal crowns are usually much stronger than all-porcelain crowns and have a nearly natural appearance, subject to two limitations: Because they have a metal framework underneath, they require the use of an opaquer to cover the metal, which makes it impossible to fully re-create the translucency of natural teeth. Also, they may eventually show a dark line at the edge, next to the gum.
The increased strength that comes with porcelain fused to metal crowns is most needed in the teeth that are in the back of the mouth, where chewing forces are much more powerful.
Your dentist will explain to you your options regarding this effective and prevalent cosmetic dentistry procedure.
Your crowns with be undetectable by you or others. Dr. Guffey or Dr. Temp will ensure they look and feel just like your natural teeth.
Crowns generally take two visits to place. At the first appointment, your tooth is prepared, an impression is taken of the tooth and your bite, and a temporary crown is placed. Between appointments, a ceramist carefully crafts the crown and bakes it in a porcelain oven. At the follow-up appointment, the crown is seated and cemented to your tooth.
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