Porcelain Crowns

porcelain crowns

Summerlin, Las Vegas, and Henderson Nevada

If you need to restore broken, worn or decayed teeth, fix a misshapen tooth, or even cover a severely discolored tooth, dental crowns can be for you. To figure out if a dental crown is the best solution for you, schedule a consultation with renowned Las Vegas cosmetic dentist, Dr. Matthew Wilson.

How does a dental crown work? 

A dental crown fits over a person’s natural tooth to restore the appearance, strength, shape or size of the tooth. Once it has been bonded into place, the crown completely “caps,” or covers the visible part of the natural tooth.

All-Ceramic (Porcelain) Crowns

At Inspire Dental of Summerlin, we only offer the highest quality, most beautiful dental restorations and are proud to be a “metal-free” practice.

All-ceramic or porcelain crowns offer you the most natural-looking results. The porcelain material is somewhat translucent (much like the enamel on your natural teeth), and the size, shape, and shade can be matched to your natural teeth to complete your perfect smile.

Dental Crowns – The Procedure

Getting a dental crown involves two visits to your Las Vegas cosmetic dentist.

First, your mouth is made numb so that you won’t feel anything. After that, a few X-rays may be taken to determine if there is any decay or damage to the tooth’s roots. Next, the tooth is prepared for the crown. Then, impressions will be made of the tooth and the surrounding teeth.  Lastly, these are sent to our dental lab, where our master ceramist will create your crown based on the dimensions of the impression.

The color will be designed to match your natural tooth color. A temporary crown is placed over your tooth to protect it until your permanent crown is ready. Permanent crowns are usually ready within two weeks.

During your second visit, Dr. Wilson will try-in your crown to ensure it fits properly. We will closely examine it to ensure it does not interfere with your bite and that it feels comfortable on your tooth. Provided everything is correct, the new crown is permanently cemented into place.

The final product will look, feel, and function just like a natural tooth, only better!

Reasons for Placing a Dental Crown

The following instances are some of the reasons a dental crown may be the right solution for you:

  • To cover a dental implant
  • To cover a severely discolored tooth
  • To cover a misshapen tooth
  • To hold a dental bridge in place
  • To restore a broken or worn tooth
  • To prevent a weakened tooth from further damage
  • To cover a tooth following a root canal procedure
  • To hold a cracked tooth together
  • To cover and support a significantly decayed tooth or one that is mostly filling

Dental Crowns in Summerlin

To discover if dental crowns in Las Vegas are the right cosmetic dental choice for you, call Inspire Dental of Summerlin today at (702) 331-4700 to schedule an appointment. We welcome patients of Henderson, Las Vegas, and Summerlin, Nevada.