Do you have a weak, misshapen, or broken tooth? If so, Dr. Kristopher Alpers can help you by providing a dental crown in Scottsdale, Arizona!
A crown is a tooth-shaped cap which is placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size and strength to improve its appearance. These are beneficial for you if you need to strengthen a weak tooth, restore a broken or worn-down tooth, cover misshaped and discolored teeth, cover a dental implant, or to make a cosmetic alteration. It is also a good option for children who need to save a tooth that has been severely damaged by decay. Crowns may also be beneficial for children who need to protect a tooth that is vulnerable to infection.
Getting a dental crown typically requires two trips to Alpers Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. The first visit will usually involve our dentist examining and preparing the tooth by taking X-rays and filing your tooth down to allow the crown to fit. Impressions of the tooth will then be sent to a lab for a crown to be made for you. The second visit will involve our dentist cementing the crown into place and making sure it is the proper fit. It is common for you to be under local anesthesia during these treatments.
For more information on dental crowns and to schedule a visit with our dentist, call us today at 480-998-3355!