We offer classic porcelain as an excellent material for tooth crowns. Porcelain is used by many dental practices because:
- It is strong.
- It can last for many years.
- It reflects light just like natural tooth material.
Porcelain has been used for many years because it looks so natural, has great strength, and is easy to shape and color.
Zirconia crowns may be new to you, but they’re becoming more popular with dentists. That’s because zirconia offers these advantages:
- Durability: Zirconia is a very strong material. It can stand up to the great forces of chewing.
- Short Preparation: It requires less preparation of the tooth before a crown can be placed.
- Long-Lasting: It can last a long time—as long as a crown based on metal, but without the health risks of a mercury metal amalgam crown.
- Safety: It’s biocompatible, which means that human bodies usually don’t react badly to it, unlike the crowns of the past.
- Fewer Appointments: Zirconia crowns are simple for our team to create in our office, so you can receive your crown right away.
- Strength: Zirconia crowns are made from a single block of material, giving them added strength.
WHEN DO YOU NEED A DENTAL CROWN?
We often recommend a dental crown for patients with these needs:
- Cracked or Chipped Teeth: The crown covers the damage and prevents further cracking or bacterial infection.
- Tooth Decay: When a tooth is damaged by decay, the walls are weakened. A crown reinforces the tooth, which can give it many more years of use.
- Cosmetic Problems: A crown can give a new shape and color to a tooth that looks out-of-place.
- A Lost Tooth: A custom dental crown can replace a tooth. We can attach it to a dental implant or put it in a dental bridge.
- Weak or Worn Tooth: For a tooth that is worn down and weakened, a crown creates a new chewing surface and protects it from further damage.
- A Major Cavity: If a dental cavity is large enough, it can endanger the tooth. A crown reinforces the structure of a tooth after a cavity treatment.
- A Failed Filling: If an old tooth filling wears out, a crown could replace the filling and protect the tooth.
- Root Canals: After a root canal treatment to clean out an infection, a crown creates a secure barrier against bacteria getting inside the tooth again.
Dr. Diquattro, Dr. Allen, and Dr. Tam are experienced in placing dental crowns, both porcelain and zirconia. They engage in continued education often to ensure that you receive the highest level of care—and the latest techniques and technology.
Need Tooth Repair Or Replacement In Chandler, AZ?
If you have a cracked or damaged tooth, let us restore it and strengthen it with a customized crown. Valley Dental Solutions offers long-lasting crowns made of safe, great-looking materials.
Your dentist will make sure that your crown is the right color and shape for your smile when he places it. We want you to be satisfied with how it looks before we’re done.
If you’re interested in strengthening a tooth, replacing a tooth, or improving its look, contact Valley Dental Solutions, and make an appointment for a dental crown.
Detailed Dental Imaging
- Safer | Digital x-rays use 80% less radiation than traditional x-rays. They are safe for everyone, even those who are pregnant.
- Immediate | X-rays make for a quick diagnosis that can give you answers and present solutions faster than ever.
- Precise | We can also zoom in on the image to get a clearer, more precise view of any problem areas.
Professional Dental Cleaning
Examining Your Teeth and Gums
Our general recommendations for good oral health include:
- Brushing your teeth twice a day.
- Flossing at least once a day.
- Avoiding biting on hard objects like ice cubes or pencil ends.
- Using a mouthwash with fluoride.
General dentistry is all about preventing oral issues that can be painful, debilitating, and expensive to treat. While Valley Dental Solutions can do a lot to help with that, so can you! Setting a daily routine for yourself can make a big difference.
Just like you need to wash your hair regularly, your mouth needs personal hygiene too. You’ll want to make sure you’re keeping it clear of bacteria as much as possible.
Brush twice a day, first thing in the morning and before bed. This gets rid of all the bacteria that develop while you sleep and the food remnants from your meals during the day. Make sure to get all of the surfaces of your teeth, and don’t forget to brush your tongue!
Floss at least once a day at bedtime. This helps you get all the food out of the cracks between your teeth so bacteria doesn’t have any leftovers to snack on while you’re sleeping. Flossing is one of the best things you can do to prevent gum disease.
Rinse with mouthwash. After flossing, food and plaque debris can still be floating around your mouth. Rinsing with mouthwash can wash out those particles and leave your mouth clean and fresh. Many mouthwashes strengthen and protect your teeth against harmful bacteria.
Visit our office every six months. While brushing and flossing at home are both helpful and necessary for good oral health, only a deeper cleaning can continue to get rid of tartar and plaque. We also polish your teeth after a cleaning so they shine and feel smooth.
Red, Tender, Swollen, or Receding Gums
Many of these symptoms point to gum disease, a common yet serious issue that needs to be addressed quickly. There are regenerative gum disease treatments that can bring back your oral health.
Persistent achy teeth can signify a tooth infection. Regenerative root canal therapy can remove the infected tissue from inside a tooth with advanced technology and provide relief for toothaches.
Loose Permanent Teeth
Only baby teeth should fall out. If you start to notice that a permanent tooth has come loose, that is a dental concern. Dentists can diagnose and treat underlying issues and possibly save your tooth.
Unusual Tooth Sensitivity
It’s normal to feel some sensitivity to extremely hot or cold foods, but if this sensation becomes extremely painful or occurs frequently, there may be an underlying issue like a cavity or infection.
Some headaches and jaw aches are due to nighttime teeth grinding (bruxism) or issues with the TMJ. The temporomandibular joint is susceptible to injury, but many TMJ disorders are easily treated.
Persistent Mouth Sores
Mouth sores that keep returning or won’t go away could be a symptom of allergies, disease, or even cancer. Getting these sores looked at by a dentist can get you treatment and peace of mind.
Saliva is important to keeping your mouth clean and helping you break down food. You may experience dry mouth if you sleep with your mouth open or if you have issues with your saliva glands.
Persistent Bad Breath
Chronic bad breath can be caused by:
- Improper dental hygiene.
- Eating a diet poor in nutrients.
- Dry mouth, often from sleep apnea.
- Gingivitis or advanced gum disease.
- Liver or kidney infections or diseases.
Taking care of your teeth during pregnancy is an essential part of good oral health. Your hormone levels change drastically and can put you at risk for gum disease, halitosis, and other issues.
Visiting a dentist every six months is important for your oral health, but sometimes dental concerns arise between visits. Below are other concerns that should be examined and diagnosed by a dentist.