Get Your Tooth Crowns in Gilbert

What are dental crowns? Why is a tooth cap important? What is the difference between a zirconia crown and a porcelain crown? Are gold crowns the best? Such questions about our crowns dental solutions and more can be answered by our highly experienced team at Smiles by Hanna who are the known specialists for tooth crowns in Gilbert, AZ.

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Tooth Cap in a Snap

Crowns throw weak teeth a lifeline. If you have an ailing tooth, this type of prosthetic could work well. Dr. Mansoor expertly uses technology to provide innovative treatment. Do you think you may be a candidate for a such a remedy? Contact us to schedule a consult and find out!

What are Dental Crowns?

This cap is a snug-fitting cover designed to fit atop of an existing tooth. Restorative crowns may be used to aid any teeth needing some extra defense. Think of gold crowns as a tooth’s suit of armor. Only this armor is light, easily maintained and isn’t from the late Middle Ages. While teeth don’t need to be shielded from swords, they do need protection.

What are Inlays, Onlays and Three-Quarter Crowns?

Traditional caps completely cover a tooth up to the gum line; three-quarter caps don’t. Onlays and inlays, or three-quarter crowns, may work well in back teeth. Don’t expect these alternatives to last as long as a zirconia crown. These techniques are for preserving healthy parts of teeth for a little while longer.

Inlays are fillings created to go inside of a tooth. An inlay works well for a tooth with major decay that can’t handle a regular filling. A lab-crafted inlay can buy time for a tooth. Durability is also added to teeth you count on for chewing.

Onlays are similar to inlays. Instead of filling the inside, onlays cover the tooth’s surface area. If your tooth has minimal damage, but is still strong, an onlay could be used. Sharper tips, or cusps, can still be used to bite into food afterwards.

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What are Dental Crowns Made of?

Gold crowns rock, but modern dentistry offers a wide array of options.

  • Ceramic or porcelain. Ideal for front teeth, this strong material is known for an effortless, natural look.
  • Metal. Even though some patients dislike metallic colors, alloys are hard to beat durability-wise. Cobalt chromium, gold, nickel chromium and titanium may be used.
  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal. A metal form takes shape with a porcelain glaze as an outer coating. The combo combines the look of porcelain with the endurance of metal.
  • Pressed ceramic. This kind of cap is even known to outlast a porcelain crown due to the tough center.
  • Resin. This cost-effective option starts out strong enough. As time wears on, resin wears out. Replacing is a constant threat.
  • Zirconia. The metal zirconium is used to create a cap that can withstand wear without chipping and cracking. A zirconia crown is super strong and biocompatible. Translucence makes this material a fitting choice for front teeth. Such strength and beauty commands a higher price point.

How Tooth Crowns can Benefit You

Gold, porcelain, zirconia or ceramic caps can leave a lasting impact you appreciate for years!

  • Added Strength
  • Enhanced Appearance
  • Lasting Effects
  • Tooth Restoration

Happy is the Tooth That Wears the Zirconia Crown

A tooth cap can benefit your tooth, mouth and even your spirit! Our team at Smiles by Hanna is considered crowns dental darlings. We’re here to uncomplicate the process of getting gold crowns.

Still find yourself wondering, what are dental crowns? We’ll dive right into any remaining questions during your consultation. Contact us to get scheduled right away! We’re excited to share how a single porcelain crown can elevate your life. When your tooth needs protection, we’re ready with the right tooth crown.

"Highly recommend Smiles by Hanna!! Had a tooth extraction today and had zero pain! Extremely high tech and knows how to make you feel comfortable!"
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Smiles by Hanna Treats You Like Royalty

Do you think a tooth cap could be in your near future? Working with us means having access to the latest dental technology alongside a seasoned cosmetic dentist. Dr. Mansoor identifies exactly what a tooth needs. She can also suggest alternatives to a tooth crown.

Our team is a group of caring professionals. We provide superior service to show you how much you mean to us. We’ll gladly answer questions, give details or offer help – all with a smile!

 

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1355 South Higley Road #119
Gilbert, AZ 85296

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Crowns Aren’t Just for Royalty – Claim Your Benefits

BeforeAfter

Leaving the dentist’s chair with a new tooth cover can put an extra spring in your step. Look what bonuses come with this procedure:

A Better Self-Image

“Sometimes you just have to throw on a crown and remind them who they’re dealing with.” Well-said Marilyn Monroe! She understood this morale boost. So do we! While great care is taken with each tooth and no caps are simply thrown on, we’re on board this confidence train.

Durability

Ask dental professionals, “What are dental crowns good for?” and answers will focus on strength. This first line of defense for a tooth can last 15-plus years.

Improved Smile

Laughing, talking and sporting an open-mouthed smile shares your dental issues with the world. Metal fillings stand out against pearly whites. Everything can look consistent. Now you can quit worrying if people are noticing your dental work.

Protection

An oversized filling can bulk up a tooth, leaving it at risk for damage. The integrity of a tooth can be preserved. Future decay is kept at bay. This top-notch support continues for the life of the crown.

Repaired Tooth

Caps act as problem-solving cure-alls. Teeth that are broken, damaged or misshapen need help. The tongue gets repeatedly cut from jagged teeth. Chewing is impaired.

Stability

Need bridge work? Using a crown in this situation is both restorative and cosmetic. The end result enhances functionality and complements your smile.

Value

Just like many high-quality things in life, a zirconia crown doesn’t come cheap. But the advantages are clear. Every bite is better when your tooth is safe and secure.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Crowns dental maintenance – How do I care for my crown?

Upkeep couldn’t be easier. Keep that new addition shiny and new with a proper oral hygiene routine.

  • Avoid biting directly down on hard items (ice chips, popcorn kernels, raw veggies and hard candy like toffee or brittle)
  • Brush teeth at least twice a day
  • Don’t use teeth to open packages or chew nails
  • Floss daily
  • Schedule (and keep) regular cleaning appointments
  • Use an antibacterial mouth rinse

Do I need a root canal before getting a tooth crown?

While root canals are associated with crowns, dental care varies with each patient. Dr. Mansoor can closely examine your tooth to evaluate your specific needs. A root canal may be needed now or later. These terms are not always synonymous.

What are alternatives to gold crowns?

Your budget might be stretched a bit thin currently. Maybe you want to see how long your tooth can last without a. Whatever the case, there could be options depending on the condition of your tooth.

  • Composite resin crowns. This natural look is less expensive than the traditional cap. However, the resin variety is not meant to last like a porcelain crown. Count on replacing every few years.
  • Fillings. Opting for a filling over is a temporary measure. But if you’re in a pinch, this strategy may work… for a while.
  • Inlays or onlays. These three-quarter crowns can be used in some situations. Porcelain is commonly used. Teeth must be strong enough for this method to work.
  • Provisional crowns. Unlike a temporary, a provisional crown can be worn for up to nine months. Created in a lab, this cap offers more durability than a temporary.
  • Veneers. Teeth without massive damage may benefit from using veneers. This process is generally less intrusive. Veneers offer similar staying power of a crown but not the same amount of protection.

How long does a dental crown last?

The average tooth cap can last at least five years. But with dedicated care, a porcelain crown can last more than 15 years! Both gold and zirconia varieties are so solid, they could actually last a lifetime!

How much do dental crowns cost?

Dental crown costs vary based on the type of material chosen. A rough guideline averages the costs can be anywhere from $800 to $1,600. Smiles by Hanna offers an in-office discount plan and payment plan through CareCredit.

Is a tooth cap covered by insurance?

Most dental insurance plans cover crowns when deemed necessary for medical reasons. You’re responsible for paying what insurance does not cover, which is generally around 50 percent.

Caps placed only for cosmetic reasons may not be covered at all. It’s a good idea to contact your insurance company to get specifics. We accept various types of insurance.

What are there risks involved when getting a tooth crown?

Just like any other dental procedure, there are minor risks. A commonality is that the benefits far outweigh any potential risks.

  • Allergy. While extremely rare, there is the possibility for an allergic reaction. Beware if you have allergies to metals or porcelain.
  • Attachment. If you feel the cover begin to loosen, it will need a professional adjustment. Cement failure or an incorrect fit can cause a cap to fall off.
  • Chip. Although strong, porcelain can chip. Smaller chips may be reparable. When larger chips occur, a replacement may be needed.
  • Decay. The tooth underneath is still at risk for decay. Sticking to a brushing and flossing routine can help keep teeth healthy.
  • Discomfort. Right afterwards the area may be sore. If pain continues, the bite may be off. Contact us to get the area shaped up to eliminate any more problems.
  • Gingivitis. Gum disease remains a threat. Following a good oral health routine can keep plaque from becoming an issue.
  • Receding gums. Crowns made of metal under porcelain may begin to show a dark-colored line exposing the metallic part of the cap.
  • Wear. Some caps may cause excess wear in teeth they bite against.

Uh oh, my crown fell off! What do I do?

This situation is not the end of the world. Professional help may be needed. Or the cap’s lifespan may be complete. Whatever the cause, Dr. Mansoor can assess the situation to quickly get you back up and running.

  • Save the crown. Depending on what caused the disturbance, re-cementing may be possible. Even if a replacement is needed, this cap can be used to help create a temporary.
  • Call us. We consider this scenario a dental emergency. We’ll get you in as soon as possible!
  • Clean the crown. Lightly brush and wash your cap; then bag it. Remember to bring your baggie with you to Smiles by Hanna!
  • Tackle the pain. Without a cover, your tooth is now vulnerable. Experiencing pain? Try Anbesol, arnica or acetaminophen.

What are dental crowns used for?

This procedure can’t fix everything, but it can come pretty close. Tooth caps can:

  • Conceal an ugly tooth
  • Cover teeth that have had an implant or root canal
  • Protect a fragile tooth
  • Repair a broken or badly worn tooth
  • Safeguard a tooth with a large filling
  • Support a dental bridge

Info For New Patients

We want to make sure you're 100% ready for your first visit. Here are links to information about insurance coverage and forms that we'll need you to complete before visiting us.

> Common FAQs
> Insurance Information
> Forms to Complete

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