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Crowns Specialist

George T. Christakos, DDS

Family Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Scottsdale, AZ

If you have a damaged or decaying tooth, George T. Christakos, DDS, offers dental crowns to restore its shape and size. At their office in Scottsdale, Arizona, the practice uses a variety of crown materials. These tooth-shaped caps can rebuild damaged teeth while protecting them from further damage. To schedule an appointment with Dr. George Christakos DDS, call the office or book online today.

Crowns Q&A

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped coverings that restore the shape, size, or color of damaged or decayed teeth. Crowns come in a variety of materials, including porcelain, composite resin, zirconia, and gold. Depending on the severity and location of your weakened tooth, your dentist can recommend the right crown material for you.

Crowns are durable and natural-looking. They blend in with the rest of your natural teeth while restoring the appearance and function of teeth in need of repair.

Why would I need dental crowns?

Dental crowns rebuild your teeth to their natural shape and size. Dr. George Christakos Family & Cosmetic Dentistry may recommend a crown to restore your smile if you have:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Teeth worn down by grinding
  • Severely discolored teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Overly small teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Teeth with large fillings
  • Teeth treated with root canal therapy

Crowns don’t just restore teeth. They also protect decayed teeth from further damage. If you have an extremely decayed tooth, a dental crown can protect and seal it. 

How are dental crowns placed?

Dental crowns typically take two appointments to plan, prepare, and place. During your first visit, the practice performs a dental exam that includes digital X-rays. If the team decides that you’re a good candidate for a dental crown, they prepare the affected tooth by reshaping it. That ensures that the crown blends in with the rest of your teeth without looking bulky.

Finally, your dentist takes impressions of your teeth to create your crown. To protect your prepared tooth, you’re fitted for a temporary crown before you leave the office. It takes about two weeks to fabricate a custom-made dental crown.

When you return to Dr. George Christakos Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, your dentist removes the temporary restoration and replaces it with your permanent crown. After adjusting the crown for the correct fit, it is cemented in place to restore function to your tooth. Once your crown is in place, you’ll be able to chew and speak as you normally would.

To learn more about dental crowns, call Dr. George Christakos Family & Cosmetic Dentistry or book an appointment online today.