Do you have a broken or decayed tooth? Do you have a tooth that is severely discolored or misshapen that you'd like to enhance?
You may need a dental crown. Dr. Ann Sielicki in Scottsdale, AZ, can provide a custom restoration in just one office visit.
Sonoran Dental Design offers custom traditional and implant-supported crowns made from premium materials. Ready to improve your smile?
How Do Dental Crowns Work?
A dental crown is a custom-made restoration that caps the entire surface of a natural tooth above the gumline. Crowns can be made of various materials, including ceramic, porcelain, and zirconia, each of which can blend seamlessly into your smile.
These dental restorations serve many purposes, whether to restore natural teeth after root canal treatment, cosmetically enhance teeth that are chipped or stained, or to replace missing natural teeth through implant dentistry.
Dr. Sielicki Explains More About Dental Crowns
Choose a High-Tech Dental Practice Led by a Trusted
Scottsdale, AZ, Dentist
Dr. Ann Sielicki of Sonoran Dental Design in Scottsdale focuses her practice on providing safe, effective treatments using cutting-edge technology. CEREC same-day crown treatment and digital impressions can make it fast, easy, and comfortable to restore your smile, with no need for a temporary crown or multiple office visits.
If you have been told you need a dental crown, or if you are suffering from a tooth that is severely damaged, our Scottsdale, AZ, dental office can help. We can also use this solution to give your smile a powerful cosmetic upgrade if other solutions cannot provide the results you need. Book a dental appointment with us online, or call:
A Closer Look at Our Technology The Best Tools and Materials for the Best Care
A Closer Look at CEREC
CEREC is a game-changing dental technology that allows the dentist to treat a tooth, craft the porcelain restoration, and restore the patient's smile in just one visit to our Scottsdale, AZ, office. CEREC technology eliminates the need for temporary crowns and multiple office visits, saving you both time and money.
When providing same-day crowns, we take digital impressions of your teeth with the CEREC Primescan intraoral scanner instead of using the messy putty impressions of the past. These 3D images allow for more precise design and accurate manufacturing of dental restorations, which is carried out entirely by computer-guided tools. The durable ceramic restoration is designed to match the shade of your natural dental enamel, so it both looks beautiful and provides the necessary protection for your tooth.
Materials Matter When Making Crowns
Dr. Ann Sielicki is known throughout Scottsdale for her skills as a cosmetic dentist. She plays an active role in every step of the smile enhancement process, beginning with determining which materials to use for dental restorations. At Sonoran Dental Design, we have a commitment to delivering only the best, which is why we feature fine materials like porcelain and zirconia. Take a look at the benefits:
Zirconia and porcelain crowns are just as strong as natural teeth. When one is used to restore your smile, you won't have to worry about it chipping or cracking under the force of your bite. These materials are also highly durable. While some types of restorations only last for five to seven years, restorations made from porcelain or zirconia can last for 15 years or longer when combined with good dental hygiene habits and regular checkups with your Scottsdale dentist.
Porcelain and zirconia are semitranslucent materials. This means that they reflect and absorb light in the same way natural teeth do. You may be familiar with dental restorations that have a conspicuously dull look compared to the surrounding natural teeth. This isn't the case with these restorations—since they can also be precisely color-matched to your tooth shade, it will be almost impossible to tell the difference between them and the real thing.
Are Dental Crowns Covered by Insurance? Explore Your Payment and Financing Options
When dental crowns are used for restorative purposes, like protecting a natural tooth after trauma, they are eligible for insurance coverage. However, crowns are not usually covered when they are used cosmetically, such as to improve the shade of a stained natural tooth. It's also important to mention implant-supported crowns—while the crown will be eligible, the implant will not. While many factors can impact the price, our crowns typically cost between $1,800 and $2,200.
Our Scottsdale office accepts most major dental insurance plans. We'll even file a claim on your behalf to help you make the most of your coverage. If you're uninsured or concerned about high out-of-pocket costs, we also accept financing through CareCredit®. CareCredit offers loans for healthcare and dentistry with little or no interest. You can make payments in manageable monthly installments so you can get the dental care you need to restore your tooth.
Restore Your Dental Health and Function Make an Appointment With Dr. Sielicki Today
Crowns are one of the simplest and most popular treatments in modern dentistry, so if you think your smile could benefit from one, there's no reason to delay. Dr. Sielicki and our team can address your concerns with a beautiful new crown in as little as one visit to our Scottsdale office.
Book an appointment today by contacting us online or giving us a call:
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The Procedure In Action
In most cases, we can treat your tooth and restore it with a crown in a single appointment. Some patients may need a crown made of a stronger material than the dental porcelain used in making CEREC crowns. In these cases, we will have your restoration crafted at an outstanding offsite lab, usually within about two weeks. In the meantime, we will provide a temporary crown.
Receiving a same-day crown involves:
You won't have to wait long to enhance your smile with a porcelain crown. Our in-office milling system makes design, creation, and placement possible in just one appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Crowns
Q. Why not just pull a damaged or decayed tooth?
A. Even a single missing tooth can cause issues such as shifting teeth and jawbone deterioration, which can lead to further tooth loss. By treating the decay or performing a root canal, your dentist can preserve the tooth structure. This prevents the need for more extensive dental work, like dental implants, later on.
Q. Does dental crown placement hurt?
A. No. Before treatment begins, Dr. Sielicki will thoroughly numb the area to ensure you are completely comfortable. For those with dental anxiety or phobia, our Scottsdale dental practice offers sedation dentistry to provide an extra level of care.
Q. How long does a dental crown last?
A. Most materials will wear over time and will need to eventually need to be replaced. However, with proper care and maintenance, a dental crown can last for up to 15 years or more. If you need an implant-supported crown, the implant post is made of durable titanium and designed to last a lifetime.
Q. What do I do if my crown becomes loose?
A. It is rare that a crown will become loose as durable dental cement is used to secure the crown in place. However, if it does become loose or falls out, save the crown and contact our Scottsdale practice as soon as possible. Dr. Sielicki can sometimes simply re-attach the crown into place.
Q. What is the difference between a cap and a crown?
A. They are the same thing. A cap is simply an outdated term for a dental crown.
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Dr. Sielicki and her team are an amazing group of professionals. They have been by my side as I create a detailed and extensive treatment plan. VERY happy with my choice of dentists!View on Google