Crowns Specialist

Dallin J. Williams, DDS -  - General Dentist

Ideal Dental of Tucson

Dallin J. Williams, DDS

General Dentist & Dental Implant Specialist located in Tucson, AZ

If your tooth is decaying, chipped, cracked, discolored, or misshapen, a simple treatment is within reach at Ideal Dental of Tucson in Tucson, Arizona. Dallin Williams, DDS, offers zirconia crowns to strengthen teeth and restore their appearance. The next time you experience tooth pain or damage, book an appointment with Ideal Dental of Tucson by phone or online to find out if a dental crown is right for you.

Crowns Q&A

What is a crown?

A crown is like a cap for your tooth. It fits over the entire surface of your tooth to restore its shape, structure, and function. Crowns are often made of zirconia, porcelain, metals, resins, or other dental materials. Porcelain crowns look and feel just like your natural teeth.

Zirconia crowns available at Ideal Dental of Tucson combine the best characteristics of metal and porcelain – long-lasting strength with superior aesthetics to perfect your results.

What are crowns used for?

Crowns can strengthen and improve the appearance of teeth that are:

  • Decaying
  • Weak
  • Cracked
  • Chipped
  • Broken
  • Discolored
  • Misshapen
  • Gapped
  • Too small

Crowns also protect teeth after a root canal. When used with dental bridges or dental implants, crowns help fill in gaps left by missing permanent teeth.

Is a crown right for me?

To find out if a crown is the right dental restoration procedure for you, Dr. Williams reviews your medical and dental history and examines your tooth. He takes dental X-rays to determine the type and severity of tooth damage you have. For minor damage, he might recommend a filling, inlay, or onlay instead of a crown.

What happens during crown placement?

To prepare your tooth for crown placement, Dr. Williams files it down or reshapes it to make room for the crown. Using advanced technology, he digitally scans your tooth to create a new, custom-made crown. 

When your tooth is ready, Dr. Williams makes sure it fits properly and cements it to your natural tooth, where it remains long term.

How should I care for my new crown?

If you care for your new crown properly, it can last 15 years or longer. Crowns don’t require any special care, but maintaining good oral hygiene habits can protect them from future damage. Brush your teeth twice daily using fluoride toothpaste, floss daily, and see Dr. Williams and his team every six months for routine dental cleanings and exams.

Avoid opening packages with your teeth and chewing on ice, hard candy, and other hard objects. Call Ideal Dental of Tucson right away if your crown gets loose or damaged.

Don’t live with misshapen, discolored, or decaying teeth when getting a crown is a simple dental restoration procedure that produces long-lasting results. Book an appointment with Ideal Dental of Tucson by phone or online today.