Dr. Marcia Blazer Places Crowns in Her Scottsdale, AZ Dental Office!
A crown also known as a cap, is something that covers the entire surface of a tooth, restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens a tooth when it cannot be restored with a filling.
Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color of your teeth, giving you a long-lasting, beautiful smile.
Replacing a single tooth is a very common practice. In fact, according to the American College of Prosthodontists, a single crown placement is the most common restorative procedure, and approximately 2.3 million implant-supported crowns are made every single year.
Multiple dental situations may result in crown placement, including:
- Protections for a weak or traumatized tooth, preventing it from breaking, or holding parts of a cracked tooth together
- Restoring a broken or significantly worn tooth
- Securing a dental bridge
- Teeth that have had root canals.
- Covering a dental implant
- Replacement of large and old silver fillings that have weakened a tooth.
- Aesthetic/cosmetic purposes to improve discolored or misshapen teeth.
Marcia Blazer, DDS offers crowns as a restorative solution for her Scottsdale patients and members of the wider Scottsdale community. Dr. Blazer is focused on creating beautiful smiles through her work and she strives to create a friendly and welcoming environment in which her patients can relax and receive only the best in dental care.
How Are Crowns Placed?
Dr. Blazer and her professional staff prepare diligently for each and every procedure. Crown placement is usually a two-part process. During the first appointment the patient is numbed so that any decay can be removed and the tooth can be shaped. If a filling is required as a base, it will be placed during the time the patient is numb. Dr. Blazer offers laughing gas and patients can pass the time by watching a movie or use noise cancelling headphones.
Dr. Blazer will then take an impression of the tooth and send the mold to a dental laboratory. Afterward, a temporary crown is used to enable the patient to function until their new crown is placed. The entire appointment usually takes approximately 1½ hours.
The second appointment involves fitting and customizing the tooth – a process that can take very little time. While the tooth is numb, Dr. Blazer will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the tooth surface. Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly. The temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and the new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate. Patients can return to work immediately and, apart from refraining from eating sticky foods, they can resume normal daily activity right away.
You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check the new crown.
Contact Dr. Marcia Blazer in Scottsdale Today!
Dealing with tooth replacement doesn’t have to impede on your time or your lifestyle. We are dedicated to providing our Scottsdale patients with healthy, beautiful smiles. Dr. Blazer works diligently with each patient to ensure the most appropriate treatment plan is provided to her patients, all within a comfortable environment. Contact us today to make an appointment with Dr. Blazer.
Dr. Marcia Blazer's Dental Crowns
"I just had the first of two appointments for a cavity filling and a new crown and it was almost painless. The experience at Dr. Blazer is always good. She explains the entire procedure as we go along and I watched a movie to make the time go by quicker. Dr. Blazer is a true professional with a very competent and friendly staff. I highly recommend her services."