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By Z Dentistry
June 27, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

It is possible to restore the strength of your teeth with dental crowns. Teeth that have become worn down and weak can be strengthened dental crownsby placing a dental crown over the tops of the weakened tooth. Dental crowns can be used to correct several other problems, as well. They can conceal cracks, chips and discolorations. They can even be used to replace missing teeth when placed on top of a dental implant. Dr. George Zatarain of Z Dentistry places dental crowns in Reno, NV.

What are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are caps that fit over the tops of problem teeth. The crown actually wraps around the entire tooth so that the tooth is entirely encapsulated inside. Dental crowns are often made from porcelain or ceramic, but can also be made from metal or resin. Crowns are custom made for each patient, which allows for a perfect fit. Once placed, dental crowns blend in with the surrounding teeth and look and function just like natural teeth.

Make Your Teeth Strong Again

Dental crowns can make your teeth strong again. Teeth can become weak for several reasons, such as following an injury to the mouth. The normal wear and tear of chewing and biting can potentially weaken teeth over time. The loss of enamel can weaken teeth, as well. Once teeth have become weak, everyday functions such as biting and chewing can be painful. Dental crowns help by providing a protective seal around weak teeth, making them strong again. The crowns are then used to perform biting and chewing functions with no more pain.

Dental crowns can restore the strength of your teeth, allowing you to resume normal biting and chewing functions again. Crowns can also conceal a variety of imperfections, such as discolorations and misshapen teeth. For dental crowns in Reno, schedule an appointment with Dr. Zatarain by calling Z Dentistry at (775) 331-1616.

By Z Dentistry
March 16, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental crowns are used for cosmetic and functional purposes. They can improve the appearance of less than perfect teeth or strengthen dental crownsones that have become damaged. Dental crowns are custom made to fit over an existing tooth like a cap or protective shell. Once installed, dental crowns look just like natural teeth so no one has to know you have them. At Z Dentistry, dental crowns are placed by Dr. George Zatarain, your Reno, NV, cosmetic dentist.

How Dental Crowns Help

Cosmetically, dental crowns can conceal imperfections, such as cracks, discoloration or misshaped teeth. Dental crowns can also be used to strengthen teeth that have been worn down and lost the ability to bite and chew properly. Most back teeth require a crown after a root canal because the tooth can dry out and break once the root is removed.  Following placement of a dental crown, normal tooth functioning is restored.

Crowns are recommended to:

  • Protect a tooth after a root canal
  • Cover a discolored tooth
  • Hold a cracked tooth
  • Covering a tooth that is oddly shaped
  • As part of a dental implant
  • Securing a dental bridge in place

Placing Dental Crowns

A variety of materials can be used to create dental crowns, such as porcelain, ceramic, resin or metal. Dental crowns are custom made for each patient. Your Reno cosmetic dentist will first create a mold of your existing tooth that will be used to create crowns that fit perfectly. The crowns will also be color matched to your existing teeth so that they blend in with your other teeth. A dental cement is used to permanently affix the crowns in place. With proper care, your dental crowns can last a lifetime.

Dental crowns can be used to improve both the appearance and functioning of your teeth. Whether you wish to conceal imperfections or restore normal tooth function, dental crowns can help.

To find out if dental crowns are right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Zatarain, your Reno, NV, cosmetic dentist, by calling Z Dentistry at (775) 331-1616.