Get New or Replacement Dental Crown in Northwest Las Vegas, Nevada
Trobough Dental is proud to offer our patients the option of having crowns placed on their damaged or cracked teeth, in order to improve the look and function of them for years to come. Crowns are easy to install and provide a great deal of stability to your existing teeth. When there are gaps or cracks in teeth, your oral health is at risk because of exposure to infection or debris that might become lodged in your teeth. At Trobough Dental, you’ll work with the finest dental professionals in the city to repair and strengthen your smile.
There’s no reason to delay getting dental crowns. Within a few days, you could be on your way to having a more robust smile, and regaining the function of your teeth. Don’t increase your risk of infection further damage by putting off seeking help from a dental professional. We’ll make sure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision about whether or not dental crowns are right for you. If you have a broken crown, we can fix that too. Contact us today to talk about your options related to dental crowns, or any other dental treatment you might be interested in learning about from our office.
What are Dental Crowns?
Crowns are the parts of the teeth that we see above the gumline. They are the part of the tooth that we clean, brush, and floss between every day. Dental crowns are a common solution for damaged or broken teeth. They are an economical way to improve the look and function of teeth. Typically, crowns are made from a variety of materials. These materials include porcelain, a combination of porcelain and gold, and sometimes they are made from solid gold. To keep the cost down, and to reduce the visibility of a crown, most patients opt to have a porcelain crown placed on their damaged tooth. In addition to repairing the function of a tooth, crowns are often placed on teeth after a root canal has been performed to save the tooth from fracturing and becoming infected again in the future.
What is Involved in Getting Dental Crowns?
While it can take time to get a crown made to fit over your existing teeth, our Las Vegas office is fortunate enough to have an on-site dental lab that can make your crown faster and easier than other dental offices that might have to send their requests out of the office. When you first visit our office, we’ll do a thorough exam to determine your suitability for a crown. If the decision is made to move forward with a crown, we will take an impression of your teeth and prepare the existing tooth to receive the crown. This doesn’t take long and involves smoothing down the existing tooth to make it more suitable for the new crown that will be placed on top of it.
Although you won’t have to wait long to have your new crown placed on your existing teeth, we’ll provide you with a temporary crown. A temporary crown protects the tooth that has been prepared for the new crown, and reduces the risk of infection or damage to the surrounding teeth.
When it’s time to receive your new crown, you might be given a local anesthetic to prepare the area for the procedure. Once adhered to your teeth, your dental crown will likely last you for ten, fifteen or even twenty years if you care for it properly.
Caring for Your Dental Crown
After a crown has been placed on your tooth, you will be given information about how to care for your crown. The same rules apply to your crown as they do to your existing teeth: you need to take care of it to make it last. Porcelain crowns are susceptible to cracking and chipping, just like your existing teeth. Regular brushing, flossing and visits to Trobough Dental will keep your crown looking as good as new for years to come.
Contact Us Today
If you have cracked or damaged teeth and want to talk about your options for having a dental crown installed on your existing teeth, reach out to our Summerlin dental office today. We look forward to discussing the options with you about how you can improve the look and health of your teeth.