Dental Crowns in Sierra Vista, AZ

Gentle Care Dentistry & Implants

General Dentist & Dental Implant Provider located in Sierra Vista, AZ

Damaged or decayed teeth can pose a serious risk to your smile if not treated properly. Without proper treatment, simple tasks like eating, speaking, and smiling with ease and comfort become more difficult. Thankfully, a dental crown can help restore a tooth’s appearance and functionality.

At Gentle Care Dentistry & Implants, our cosmetic dentist in Sierra Vista, Dr. Hales, is proud to offer dental crowns for patients looking to restore their healthy smiles. Our zirconia crowns are durable and long-lasting for a fully-functional and beautiful smile. Learn more about how you can benefit from this restorative treatment.

Restore and Protect Your Teeth With Our Dentist in Sierra Vista

What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are restorative caps placed over a damaged or decayed tooth to restore its look and function. They offer coverage above the gum line and can be customized to match the shape, size, and color of your surrounding teeth for a seamless appearance.

Crowns can also cover dental implants or prevent harmful bacteria from entering your tooth following a root canal. Our zirconia dental crowns are durable enough to withstand your daily activities and can last up to 15 years with proper care.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

Along with cosmetic and restorative properties, dental crowns come with a host of benefits that can further enhance your smile, including:

  • Protects Against Cavities and Bacteria: Dental crowns cover the entire tooth, protecting it against plaque and bacteria while keeping your tooth looking healthy.
  • Durable and Long-Lasting: With proper care, your crowns can last up to 15 years before needing to be replaced.
  • Natural Appearance: Dr. Hales can customize your dental crowns to match your natural teeth for a seamless blend with your smile.

When Are Dental Crowns Necessary?

Our dentist may recommend dental crowns to restore a variety of both cosmetic and functional issues for patients. Some reasons you may need dental crowns include:

  • Holding dental bridges in place
  • Restoring cracked, chipped, or broken teeth
  • Protecting decayed or damaged teeth
  • Concealing stained or discolored teeth
  • Covering teeth with large fillings
  • Restoring teeth treated with root canal therapy

To learn if you may benefit from dental crowns, contact our Sierra Vista office by calling (520) 458-9460 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hales. He’ll determine if crowns are right for you and discuss your other treatment options if necessary.

The Dental Crown Process

Initial Consultation and Creating Your Crowns

You’ll first undergo a consultation with Dr. Hales, where he’ll determine if dental crowns are the right treatment option for you. This involves a thorough evaluation of your teeth and oral health. He’ll also answer any questions or concerns you may have about the process.

After you’ve been approved for crowns, our cosmetic dentist will begin by administering a local anesthetic to numb the targeted tooth and surrounding areas. He’ll then clean the tooth and remove a small portion of enamel to make room for the crown. 

Finally, Dr. Hales will take a series of impressions and send them offsite. Your molds serve as a blueprint for crafting your custom zirconia crown, ensuring that they fit comfortably and feel as natural as possible.

Placing Your Crowns

Once we receive you crowns back, Dr. Hales will use dental-grade bonding material to affix the crowns over your teeth, making adjustments as necessary for a comfortable and natural fit. Once you’re satisfied with the fit of your dental crowns, you can leave our Sierra Vista office with a restored smile!

Frequently Asked Questions

Schedule an Appointment With Dr. Hales

Dental crowns can help restore your smile’s look and function. If you’re ready to start smiling, speaking, and chewing with comfort again, contact our Sierra Vista office at (520) 458-9460 to schedule an appointment. You can also request an appointment online by filling out our contact form. We look forward to restoring your smile!