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Dental Crowns

What is a crown?

 

Dental Crowns are essentially caps for damaged teeth. tooth cap are used on teeth that are too heavily damaged for a simple filling. Such as large cavities, worn, or even broken teeth.

 

What are dental crowns made of?

Crowns are made of a variety of materials, though most commonly porcelain, and metal.

The kind of tooth crown that is used is determined by you and your dentist after taking into account desires for appearance, and the needed strength of the tooth.

Dental Crowns Specialist Tucson

We then take an impression of your tooth, fashion a temporary dental crown and place it over your tooth to restore functionality of the tooth and reduce pain while we make your permanent crown in the lab.

After the permanent tooth crown is finished which can sometimes take up to a few weeks we will then bring you back in to the office to finish the installation of your crown.

The temporary crown will be removed, and the permanent crown be placed over top the remaining tooth having been shaped to fit exactly.

Crowns do require care just like any other tooth does, they must be brushed and flossed regularly.

Though additionally, care should be taken to avoid excessive abuse such as crunching ice as this can cause your crowns to break depending on the material they have been made from.

Dental Crowns Tucson

Added dental protection, strength and beauty can be achieved by having dental crowns applied at our dental office in Tucson. Crowns are often necessary after a root canal treatment, when a tooth is badly broken, or when large or numerous fillings leave a tooth structurally weak.

You can select from crowns made of several materials such as gold or porcelain-to-gold, porcelain and stainless steel. Full ceramic crowns are also available and they are often selected by our Tucson dental patients because they provide a more natural appearance to your smile.

Our Tucson dentists at wilmot family dentistry can offer the most advanced porcelain crown solutions.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

Dental Crowns Frequently Asked Questions

How long do Dental Crowns last

The average lifespan of a crown in the U.S. is about 10 years, however there are many factors that go into determining the lifespan of a crown.

Does dental insurance cover crowns?

Insurance coverage for dental crowns depends on the specifications of the patient’s dental insurance plan.

What are dental crowns made of?

In our office we use a durable material called zirconia to create our crowns. It is a naturally white material that can easily mimic the natural shade of your teeth and its bio-compatibility ensures its safety in your mouth.

What does a dental crown look like?

Dental crowns are made to look like your natural tooth.

Do dental crowns hurt?

We believe that dental treatment should be comfortable; however, it is not uncommon to have short term sensitivity following a dental treatment including crowns and fillings. We always aim for our patients to have a quick and comfortable visit.

How much dental crown cost?

The price of a dental crown varies depending on your individual dental needs and dental insurance plan.

How does a dental crown work?

Getting a crown placed involves first preparing your tooth — the removal of decay, a root canal or both. Then, we use a 3D scanner to capture the anatomy of the existing tooth to create a personalised crown. The crown is then structured to fit the existing tooth.

How long does a dental crown take?

The procedure to place a crown takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes. The dentist will take a scan so that the crown fits the exact shape of your tooth, then temporary restoration is used to protect the tooth until the crown is ready. You should take special care of this temporary cap and avoid eating hard or sticky foods to prevent it from cracking. After about two and a half weeks, your dentist will have the crown ready.

Will dental insurance cover crown replacement?

Dental insurance plans will typically have a replacement frequency of five to 10 years, depending on the individual’s plan.

Are dental crowns permanent?

Dental crowns are a permanent “cap” for your tooth, fully enclosing it with a cover made from a durable material called zirconia.

How is a dental crown fitted?

The dentist will take a 3D scan so that the crown fits the exact shape of your tooth.

Can a dental crown be removed and replaced?

Yes, and there are a few reasons why removal would be necessary. Recurrent decay, crown material fracture or a void in a previously placed crown are some of the causes.

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noah
The doctor and staff here are simply amazing! I wish we would have switched dental offices sooner!
toni ramos H.
toni ramos H.
Excellent service by kind and compassionate staff. I needed a deep cleaning and the dental hygienist, Inez, put me at ease from the start. Superior care and pain-free-- you can't ask for more!
Cheryl D.
Cheryl D.
I was so impressed with the staff and Dr, I am making Wilmot Family Dentistry my permenant dentist. I have already told several people. They really are exceptional!!Once again it was an exceptional experience. So glad I found this office!Have gone several other times, and would leave 10 stars if I could!Today I had severe pain and was brought in immediately. This is the best dentists office I have ever been to!
Michelle C.
Michelle C.
My mother is my hygienist here at Wilmot Family Dentistry, so I will say nothing but good things about her, but Dr. Lyman and the entire staff a great! ~ Kade
Stephen M.
Stephen M.
I needed some repair when I cracked a molar. I searched for dentists and found Wilmot Family, and I was most pleased! Really nice people, efficient and professional and friendly. Dr. Lyman was great. Like many people, I am somewhat apprehensive about dental work... and I was pleasantly surprised - a great experience. And Thanks to Martin for his work and friendly approach as well. I will be going back for more routine care in the future!
Roger P.
Roger P.
Melissa always does a thorough and professional job.
Barbie E.
Barbie E.
Good experience, very good cleaning and nice people too.
Jeff C.
Jeff C.
They are good. That's hard to say relating to dental work. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
Barbara S.
Barbara S.
Very professional and friendly office.
Starla C.
Starla C.
These people are absolutely my life savers. I have a horrible fear of dental work and have panic attacks every time I go in. They have been more than patient, kind and have got me through some tough dental problems! Thank you all so much! Dr. Lyman and crew are the best!!
Kyle H.
Kyle H.
Okay I’m very picky we all know how the dental business works and this dentist really really does care about the patients I had an absolute SEVERE EMERGENCY went to gentle dental they kept trying to refer me to other surgeons finally made the decision to call this office & I’m truly blessed for what they have done for me completely pain free they took care of the problem the doctor was fast made sure i was comfortable and then the staff was truly amazing this office should be a 5⭐️ office
Jocelyn L.
Jocelyn L.
This place is awesome! I’m genuinely terrified of the dentist but Dr. Lyman does amazing every single time. I had my fills and crown done by him and didn’t feel pain at all. I will always recommend him. He’s the best dentist I’ve ever been to.
Tara B.
Tara B.
Wonderful, patient and caring team who go out of their way to ensure as comfortable and successful a treatment experience as possible. Highly recommend!
Leon L
Leon L
Dr Lyman is a true professional. Very knowledgeable and kind. Everyone is friendly at the office. We travel allot between CA and AZ. Dr Lyman is the best. Highly recommended.
Kathy R.
Kathy R.
Melissa is my hygienist and she is very good at her job. My overall experience was great.
Debbie F.
Debbie F.
Great dentist. Great staff. Couldn't be happier. Best dentist and office I have ever been to. Kind. Caring. Compassionate. If you are one of yhe people who hate going to the dentist they will change your mind!
Jim R.
Jim R.
Excellent visit with Dr Lyman as always. He is my favorite dentist of all time. I've had a couple of urgent issues and he never let's me down. I would highly recommend making him your dentist. You will not find a more honest compassionate care provider than he and his staff. Thank you for all that you do Dr Lyman.
Cori H
Cori H
The team is efficient, professional and accomodating. My visits to Wilmot Family Dentistry are comfortable and pleasant. I learn something new at each visit, as they thoroughly explain what's found on my Xrays when I ask.
Taisha G
Taisha G
A great experience: I was greeted promptly and courteously. Checked in and helped by multiple, kind and knowledgeable people once I was taken back. Seen by Dr. Lyman, I given a very thorough and transparent examination. I have follow up appointments scheduled and am happy my online research connected me with a centrally located office such as this one.
Lawrence B.
Lawrence B.
Timely, competent, friendly service from everyone.
Krista R.
Krista R.
We love Dr. Lyman! He’s a great listener, he takes the time to answer all of our questions, and he’s fun! Very experienced and knowledgeable. His staff is so nice! We love Wilmot Family Dentistry.
Kim H.
Kim H.
Not a fan of going to the dentist. Ever. Wilmot Family Dentistry was a great experience. Alex soothed my nerves and made me laugh. Tito is a great hygienist. Dr. Lyman is amazing. He is a no pressure, only what you need type of dentist. Five stars aren’t enough to describe my experience!!
Raymond M.
Raymond M.
Had my 6 month cleaning with Michelle. She is the best! When I need full dental care, and I have had my share, Dr. Lyman takes his time and makes the entire procedure a pleasure.
Krysten K.
Krysten K.
Amazing place and amazing staff made me feel super comfortable would definitely recommend to everybody!
Teresa L H.
Teresa L H.
I 've been in this office for years, and always have a great experience. They treat me with respect and courtesy, The Dr is very good and kind.
Mina J.
Mina J.
Everyone at Wilmot family dentistry was very professional and friendly.ThanksDr. Lyman is great with his patients and takes time to explain things.
JoAnn L.
JoAnn L.
Hygienist did a great job cleaning my teeth and Dr. answered all my questions. Good experience.
sara M.
sara M.
I have been going to this office for years. Dr. Lyman is very kind and knowledgeable. I have a lot of anxiety going to the dentist and I am always walked through the process and they answer all the questions I have. I have some gum issues and he has really helped in the treatment plan.My son had an emergency dental procedure that needed to be done and they got him in the same day. Great office and staff highly recommend
Jalen N.
Jalen N.
Went to the dentist for the first time in a while and they made me feel super comfortable with zero judgment! They were also super gentle and have a super friendly environment! I’m excited to start my journey at this dentist!
Sherry H.
Sherry H.
After searching for a dentist office that fits my needs for almost a year, I am so thankful that I found Wilmot Family Dentistry! Dr. Lyman and staff are absolutely wonderful! If you are looking for a dentist who actually cares about the patient and not just the all mighty dollar, please go here! I would highly recommend them.
Karoline C
Karoline C
Timely appointment, nice staff, knowledgeable, kind and helpful hygienist. And Dr Lyman was his usual excellent self.
Logan R.
Logan R.
Great dentist. Worked to make my insurance covered what I needed done. Wonderful place.
Laura S.
Laura S.
Everyone very nice
Jake E.
Jake E.
Best Dentist I have ever been to. Highly recommend them.
Maya B.
Maya B.
Always a friendly and understanding staff. Quick in and out with follow-up appointments made on the spot. Highly recommended
Paige H.
Paige H.
Always thorough, keeps me updated through every procedure, and a kind relaxed energy
Tina S.
Tina S.
I had an emergency dental problem and they got me in right away. Everyone was very nice and professional. They were able to fix my tooth and get rid of my pain.
Robert V.
Robert V.
Dr Lyman was very friendly and professional. Dr lyman explained the procedures so well made me feel relieved. Wonderful, atmosphere the Staff is so friendly and so welcoming. Thank you again for a amazing dental experience. Recommend this office for your dental needs.
M.J. M.
M.J. M.
Great place. Great people. Great service.
Louis S.
Louis S.
Everybody was so kind and extremely helpful in my visit. They explained everything to me unlike other dentist offices and are currently helping me get back into a schedule and routine for my oral health. 10/10 recommend!
sara L.
sara L.
I needed an emergency tooth pull and was in a lot of pain. Very glad to have found Wilmot Family Dentistry. They booked me a quick appointment and were very nice and professional. Liz, the dental assistant is fabulous and personable. Dr. is great. It finished quick and no pain.
Christine W
Christine W
Dr. Lyman and his staff are incredibly kind, patient and worked with us to get my son in on a difficult schedule. Very happy with this office and highly recommend!
Carmen R.
Carmen R.
I have been going to Wilmot Family Dental for a few years now. I have never had a bad experience. Dr. Lyman and the staff having been amazing each time. They are very friendly and nice.Will definitely keep going back and I strongly recommend them.
Amber P.
Amber P.
Exceptional experience for my family. My 7 year old needed a deeper cleaning and they took excellent care of her, she's actually looking forward to going back!Thanks for taking care of our smiles!
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