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Crowns services offered in Tucson, AZ

Dental crowns are among the most common dental treatments performed by the team at Get It Straight Orthodontics and Family Dentistry in Tucson, Arizona. These versatile treatments can meet a wide range of needs. Learn more about the dental crown procedure during your next visit, which you can book online or by phone today.

Crowns Q&A

What are dental crowns?

A dental crown is a restorative dental treatment that completely covers and protects all visible surfaces of a natural tooth. Sometimes referred to as “caps,” dental crowns are incredibly versatile and can correct numerous common dental problems. 


Best of all, a dental crown offers the ability to preserve a significant portion of your natural tooth tissue. This is an essential part of keeping your bone tissue healthy and strong. The providers at Get It Straight Orthodontics and Family Dentistry prefer a conservative approach and make every effort to avoid removing healthy tooth tissue. 

What kinds of issues can dental crowns correct?


Dental crowns are among the most commonly performed restorative dental treatments. Some of the uses for a dental crown include:


  • Strengthening a cracked or fractured tooth
  • Protecting a worn-down tooth
  • Correcting irregularities in the size or shape of teeth
  • Anchoring a dental bridge
  • Completing a dental implant
  • Improving discoloration that teeth whitening can’t correct


Few dental treatments offer the ability to improve as many conditions as a custom dental crown. 

What is the process for getting a dental crown?


The planning process is an important step in getting a custom dental crown. Your dentist performs a thorough dental exam and gathers imaging to determine if a dental crown is the right fit for your needs. If you decide to move forward with getting a dental crown, an injection of numbing medication ensures you remain comfortable throughout the process. 


Once you’re numb, your dentist prepares your tooth to receive the crown. They remove a portion of natural tooth tissue to make room for the restoration. A set of physical or digital impressions guides the fabrication process. A temporary crown is secured in place to protect your tooth until your new crown arrives.


When your new crown is ready, you return to have it checked for appearance and fit before being cemented into place. This completes the procedure, and your new crown will look and function in much the same way as your natural teeth. 


If you’re ready to learn more, come in for a personalized consultation. Call the office to book a visit, or spend a few moments on the online scheduling page to find a time that fits your calendar.