Glendale Office

9025 N 51st Ave
Glendale, AZ 85302
(623) 915-9700

Phoenix Office

16816 N 35th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85053
(602) 978 - 1932

White Crowns

Healthy, beautiful smileDental crowns can repair extensive damage, restoring even the most severely compromised teeth. With the development of modern dental porcelain, today’s crowns can also improve the look of your smile. At Desert Palm Dentistry, Dr. Shahin Dabestani, DMD, offers beautifully lifelike white crowns. Made from porcelain or ceramic, these crowns will match the rest of your teeth, and they will restore your full dental function. Dr. Dabestani uses great care when designing and placing dental crowns at his Glendale, AZ practice. He will make sure that your restoration fits naturally and corresponds with your normal bite alignment. If you have one or more damaged teeth, do not wait to receive outstanding restorative care.

Contact us today to find out how a white crown can improve your smile and oral health.

Do You Need a Dental Crown?

A dental crown can have many different uses. In most cases, Dr. Dabestani will use a crown to correct structural damage, including:

  • A cracked tooth
  • A chipped tooth
  • Severe decay that is too extensive for a filling
  • A weakened tooth
  • An eroded tooth, especially if it is affecting your bite alignment

Crowns can also be useful if you are missing teeth. They can uphold a dental bridge, and Dr. Dabestani can also place a crown on top of a dental implant to permanently restore your smile. In addition, crowns are an important part of root canal therapy, and they can restore your smile after Dr. Dabestani eliminates all infected tissue.

In some cases, crowns can also have cosmetic uses, especially when you receive a lifelike white crown. For example, you might benefit from this type of restoration if you have a tooth with severe internal discoloration, or if one of your teeth is misshapen.

Contact us today to find out how a white crown can improve your smile and oral health.

Prepping for Your Dental Crown

A crown will fully encase your damaged tooth. Therefore, Dr. Dabestani will have to remove some dental tissue to make room for the restoration. Your tooth will be numb for this step, so you should feel little more than a slight sense of pressure. Dr. Dabestani will never reshape your tooth more than necessary. With this conservative approach, he can preserve more of the natural structure of your tooth, and he can ensure long-lasting results.

Fabricating Your Dental Crown

After reshaping your tooth, Dr. Dabestani will take impressions. Skilled technicians at a reliable dental lab will use these models to create a crown that matches your smile. White crowns can be made from ceramic, porcelain, zirconia, and several other materials. Dr. Dabestani will collaborate with the lab technicians, making sure that your restoration is a near-perfect match to the natural color of your smile. While you are waiting, you will typically wear a temporary crown. Though you will need to exercise some caution while wearing this restoration, the crown will allow you to maintain most of your dental function.

Placing Your Dental Crown

After the long-term crown has been sent back to our office, Dr. Dabestani will make sure that it fits correctly. You will also be able to voice any concerns about the look or fit of your restoration. If needed, Dr. Dabestani can make adjustments to the crown so that it meets your goals and promotes optimal oral health. Then he will treat your tooth with a mild solution that will roughen your dental enamel. The increased surface area will help the crown to form a stronger bond with your tooth. Finally, Dr. Dabestani will attach the crown with composite resin, which will also match the shade of your smile.

The Benefits of White Crowns

Dental crowns in general can have enormous benefits for your oral health. In many cases, they will enable you to eat and speak more normally. If you are going to receive a crown because of a cavity or dental infection, the restoration can also help to end your discomfort.

White crowns in particular have additional benefits. Obviously, they will harmonize with your other teeth, allowing you to enjoy a healthy, youthful smile for years. However, it is not only a matter of color. Porcelain and zirconia are slightly translucent, meaning your crown will have a natural sparkle, just like your dental enamel. Advanced dental porcelain can also protect your oral health. It require less alteration of your teeth, and it can bond with dental tissue more securely than metal.

Contact us today to find out how a white crown can improve your smile and oral health.

Schedule a Consultation Today

Learn more about white crowns and how they can benefit you. Contact Desert Palm Dentistry to schedule your consultation with Dr. Dabestani.