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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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George E.
George E.
Everything about the dentistry was excellent! I was most impressed with the hygienist, Melissa. She is the finest dental hygienist I have ever had.
Iliganoa Selena I.
Iliganoa Selena I.
Dr. Lyman and his team are the best! The pano machine was down last week but they made sure to call me right away when it was fixed and scheduled me in the next week. Front desk is approachable, friendly and super nice. The wait times aren’t really long and that’s perfect! Thought I was only getting my X-rays today but they pulled through with pulling my wisdom teeth and reassured me everything was going to be ok. Recommend this dental for a family like feel. Definitely coming back again!
Monica T.
Monica T.
Everyone is so nice and friendly, highly recommended
Chris H.
Chris H.
I had a broken tooth. Hadn't been to see them for about 2 years. But as soon as I contacted their office. They got me in quickly and took great care of me. I appreciate their customer service and they're caring attitude. It's hard to find these days. I highly recommend them.
Lisa ann S.
Lisa ann S.
1st time. Broken tooth, needed extraction. I despise going to the dentist. Dr Lyman was very thorough, made sure I was pain free prior to tooth removal. Didn't feel a thing. Best experience in over 20yrs. I will be returning and recommending to others. Thanks Doc!!
Janet B.
Janet B.
Friendly staff and dentist. Kelsey was absolutely amazing! I
Christy
Christy
Very nice staff
Anna R.
Anna R.
It was refreshing to walk into a Dentist office where the front desk was nice and smiled! The hygienists were wonderful. I could hear my 15 year old daughter laughing in the other room with Inez. Staff and Dentist are super personable. We will see you all in August. Thank you!!!!
Mystri B.
Mystri B.
Wonderful staff! Thank you for all that you guys do!!
Beatriz R.
Beatriz R.
Great customer service.
M P
M P
Kelsie did a great job on my cleaning today. Both her and Dr. Lyman addressed my concerns and answered my questions thoroughly. I've continued to be pleased with this practice.Precious Review 2 years ago: Today, I had the pleasure of meeting Michelle, the new hygienist. What a great addition to this practice. Michelle was gentle and had a lovely chair side manner. She did great, Thank- you Michelle!My previous reviewI was very pleased with my recent experience at Wilmot Family Dentistry. Both Becca and Dr. Lyman were caring and addressed my concerns well. Treatment was pain free. Becca, Alanna and Dr. Lyman were gentle and kind. I recommend this practice.
STAY_ D.
STAY_ D.
They really took care of my son in short notice and got his tooth removed best family dentistry to go to. I recommend this dentistry for any family and military family they super well and great with kids.
Omar B.
Omar B.
Kelsey was amazing and friendly recommend this place
Robin R.
Robin R.
Wonderfully run office with helpful, pleasant efficient staff! I found familiar faces in the waiting room from where I live in a wonderful 55+ area. I will happily refer others.
Jennifer W.
Jennifer W.
This was my first visit. Everyone was very kind, knowledgeable, and informative. The cost was really reasonable. I would highly recommend.
Arthur K.
Arthur K.
Doctor Lyman and his staff are incredible. Update: January 2024. Had my 6-month check up and as usual I had a professional lady who was truly a hygienic specialist par excellence. She did a thorough job of cleaning my teeth, and she was as nice as she could be. I can't imagine ever giving less than a five-star review for Wilmot Family Dentistry.
Christine A.
Christine A.
Super friendly staff, neutral smelling office, which I greatly appreciate, and they are collectively a great bunch of people. The dentist was kind in manor and clear about what was going on with my teeth, giving me options and not pressuring me to do anything. A great dental experience for myself and my daughter.
Gloria F.
Gloria F.
Very grateful for Wilmot Family Dentistry. The dentist and staff are very professional and friendly, which makes for a comfortable atmosphere and pleasant visit.. Thank you!
Dena E.
Dena E.
After searching dentists. I’ve been coming to this office for almost 3 years. They gave me hope. Most dentists are out there to just make money over stuff that doesn’t need to be done. I’m greatful for true honesty.
kathryn K.
kathryn K.
Dr. Lyman and his office were gracious and kind. He communicated to me what was going on and suggested how I should move forward. Very knowledgable Dr with a great personalitiy. KK
Abigail
Abigail
Kelsey was amaze and so gentle with my sensitive teeth! Dr was efficient and quick
Raymond I.
Raymond I.
Every time I called a human answered, they were so helpful and knew the answers to my questions, were patient and professional. The appointment went smooth, my daughter was seen on time for her appointment, even though there was a room full of patients, everyone got called back fairly quickly! The staff is so nice and the doctor was awesome with my daughter, to make her feel as comfortable as possible!
Sharon B.
Sharon B.
I'm new to Arizona. I got lucky when I found this office. Dr. Lyman did a fantastic job. I have been there now 2 times. He is very knowledgeable and informs you every step of the way through the procedure. The staff are all so polite and professional as well. They treat you like family This will be my dentist from now on. I recommend this dentist and office to anyone in need of dental services, without a doubt
PETE O.
PETE O.
AWESOME WORK—-SUPER GOOD STAFF—-U OF A FRIENDLY—!!!!!
Robbin H.
Robbin H.
I went in the office staff very nice and kind. I had to have tooth pull felt no pains the doctor was great. I would going forward make this my place to come for my dental work.
Jeannette E.
Jeannette E.
I decided to change dentists as my health insurance provided the benefit. I was reluctant to change, but was pleasantly surprised at the professional office at Wimot Family Dentistry. Front desk was helpful & friendly. The Hygenist was thorough & did a great job. I briefly met the dentist who seemed very nice. All in all, I’m very happy with the professional service I received. I’m sticking with them!
Lea S.
Lea S.
I was visiting from out of state and needed to have an emergency appointment. I was seen the same day of my phone call and taken care of as well. Everyone was very kind and attentive. Thank you so much for your help :)
Oleg B.
Oleg B.
Dr.Lyman and his staff very professional and honest!I highly recommend…Awesome people!Thank you
Erin W.
Erin W.
Love the care they take of our whole family here. Even the little ones look forward to going to the dentist!
lea ann L.
lea ann L.
I’m new to Arizona, and I made an appointment, and they fixed me right up. Really nice doctor and staff.Thank you so much.
Dwarlord
Dwarlord
Great. Really nice people.
Carrie T.
Carrie T.
This place is awesome. I have many dental issues and was very impressed by the one on one treatment and straight forward answers. They are ALL kind and courteous, and even made me feel better about my road ahead. I will recommend this place to everyone. Thanks for the great experience Wilmot family dentistry.
J S.
J S.
I loved the place and the doctor and the people thank you sir Joseph Lyman 🙏
Shirley M.
Shirley M.
Excellent. Efficient, knowledgeable, friendly, hygienist. Dr. Lyman is a good dentist. Office personnel are always helpful and pleasant. Clean and sanitized facilities. And a good price!
Lhasa C.
Lhasa C.
So happy to have found this office. The hygienist, Melissa, is so gentle and encouraging and the dentist seems genuinely involved in your well being.
Diane M.
Diane M.
Best dental experience Ever!!Everyone was wonderful!
Paulie L.
Paulie L.
Great experience for my son and I.
James A.
James A.
Highly responsive and friendly staff.
Sharon W.
Sharon W.
I was lucky to get Dr Lyman for my Dentist as a new patient a few years ago. If I have a problem I can always get right in.The staffalways put me at ease.I had a really sore implant and was miserable. I called got in today ,he found the problem and tonight I am pain free. Thank you Dr.Lyman .I would recommend him to all who needs a Dentist.5 star for sure.
Paul M
Paul M
I've been going to this office for quite awhile and everyone has always been honest, friendly and professional.
JoAnn C.
JoAnn C.
They were great !!! Everyone is so polite and happy.
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