Dental crowns are versatile and used for various reasons related to restoring the health and functionality of your smile. You might need a dental crown if you have a significantly decayed tooth that cannot support a filling, a damaged or cracked tooth that needs protection from further deterioration or a tooth that is severely worn down due to bruxism (teeth grinding).

When you visit Value Dental of Reno for a dental crown, the process typically involves two appointments. During your first visit, we prepare the affected tooth, which involves reshaping it under local anesthesia to ensure the crown fits perfectly. We then take an impression of your tooth, which is sent to a dental lab where your crown will be custom-made. We place a temporary crown to protect your tooth while your permanent crown is being crafted.

At your second visit, we remove the temporary crown and place the permanent crown, making sure it fits comfortably. The crown is then cemented into place, fully encasing the tooth above the gum line.

Dental crowns offer several advantages, including protection, functionality and aesthetics. They provide robust protection by preventing a weak tooth from breaking or restoring one that is already broken. Additionally, crowns restore functionality to teeth that have significant decay or damage, allowing you to enjoy a fully functional bite. Aesthetically, crowns are crafted to match the color of your natural teeth, seamlessly enhancing the beauty of your smile. These benefits make dental crowns a comprehensive solution for various dental issues.

At our practice, our dentist and team are committed to ensuring your treatment is successful and your dental health is maintained. We invite you to contact us at 775-446-7623 with any questions about dental crowns in Reno, Nevada or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Keith Duane McGruder to see if a crown could be the right solution for you. Together, we can restore your smile and confidence.