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Dental Crowns Strengthen Damaged Teeth

How dental crowns from your dentist in Mesa, AZ, can give you a strong, beautiful smile

Do you have a weak, brittle smile? Are you afraid you might break teeth when you eat? Do you already have extensive tooth damage? If you answered yes to any of these questions, dental crowns are the answer you’ve been looking for.

Dr. Katia Mortazavinia at Elite Family Dentistry in Mesa, AZ, offers a wide variety of dental services, including dental crowns to give you a strong, beautiful smile.

Dental crowns strengthen damaged teeth by covering the entire visible surface of each tooth. They fit over each tooth like a miniature suit of armor. When you bite down on a crown, the biting and shearing stress is spread out evenly, protecting your tooth from breaking.

Dental crowns also make damaged teeth more beautiful. That’s because porcelain is often used, and porcelain closely mimics the look of natural tooth enamel. Porcelain is also light-reflective and stain-resistant, so your porcelain dental crowns will sparkle for years.

Dental crowns require at least two appointments, the first to prepare your tooth to receive the crown, and the second to cement the crown in place. You can choose from:

  • Full porcelain, which is a great option for teeth that are visible when you smile
  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM), which is a great option for back teeth, where you need more strength for chewing

If you have lost a substantial amount of tooth structure, your dentist may recommend a post and build-up. Your dentist will place a post inside your tooth and build a metal framework around it. This post and build-up technique provides the foundation to compensate for lost tooth structure. Your dental crown is cemented onto the metal framework.

To learn more about how dental crowns can help you build a stronger, more beautiful smile, call Dr. Katia Mortazavinia of Elite Family Dentistry in Mesa, AZ, at (480) 265-8702. Call today!

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