If your dentist has told you that you have extensive tooth decay and need a crown, you’re likely wondering how the procedure works and what to expect following your crown placement. Our dentist in Reno, NV explains more about what a crown is and how to ensure it stays put once it’s placed! 

What Is A Crown?

A crown is a type of dental restoration placed on top of a non-salvageable tooth (due to decay or breakage). It is shaped just like your natural tooth, so it blends seamlessly with your smile. Crowns can last for years when cared for properly and ensure that your tooth is safe from further damage.

What Are They Used For?

Crowns can be used for the following:

  • To protect a weak tooth
  • Cover a root canal
  • Replace a worn tooth
  • To hold a dental bridge in place
  • Cover a tooth with extensive decay or a large filling

Frequently, crowns are made of porcelain or ceramic. In some instances, we can use crowns made out of metal or porcelain-fused-to-metal. Our dentist will be able to help determine which material is best for you.

If It Comes Off

While your permanent crown is being made, our dentist will have you wear a temporary crown. The temporary crown may come off if you eat hard or sticky foods — simply come to our office, and we will put it back on!

However, a properly placed permanent crown should not come off after it’s cemented. In some cases, the crown may be ill-fitting, too big, or the tooth may not have been appropriately shaped. If your permanent crown comes off, it’s critical that you come to our office so we can assess what went wrong and fix it so you can enjoy a full smile.

Contact Our Dentist in Reno, NV to Schedule an Appointment

To get in contact with our friendly team at Atencio Dentistry, call our Reno office today at 775-829-8684!


Your 5-Star-Rated & New Favorite Dentist in Northern Nevada

The team at Atencio family dentistry is amazing. The entire staff is kind, courteous, professional and most of all understanding of your needs. The prices are very reasonable and Dr. Atencio's work is perfection. Their dedication to professionalism and the highest quality dental care is why I only trust Atencio family dentistry. Well worth the drive for a great dental experience. See you next time.

- Justin warren b 5 star review

Had a recent visit to Atencio Dentistry as a new patient; staff was wonderful and accommodating to my disability needs from appointment scheduling to cleaning. My hygienist was very gentle. Dr. Atencio was present to review my dental X-rays and properly evaluated what needed to be done. Needed referral for evaluation for my jaw discomfort. Will be back to get what needs to be done and for my next cleaning.

- Donna abilene r 5 star review

Dr. Atencio and his staff are so friendly, kind, gentle and professional! I had a tooth pulled today, and everyone was awesome. Dr. Atencio was amazing and when he was done I was shocked that the tooth had been pulled. I highly recommend Dr. Atencio for any of your dental needs!

- Jeff j parel 5 star review

I like Karian, my new hygienist. She is personable, professional, knows her craft and made me feel comfortable and at ease. A very nice addition to Atencio's team. I also love the new air filtering equipment that has been added in each hygienist work station. An extra measure of precaution during this pandemic.
Nice to see a profession that is so proactive and protective during these challenging times

- Maggie kathleen a 5 star review

Excellent!! Wish I could give more stars as I am deathly afraid of the dentist and this office is amazing. Love the fact I can have nitrous oxide for cleanings. Sarah the dental hygienist is amazing!!! Best Dentist (Dr. Atencio) I have ever had in my 59 years!!! Thank you

- Cathy julius w 5 star review

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Our Reno, NV
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3773 Baker Lane, Suite #3
Reno, NV 89509


Office Hours:
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Our Reno, NV
Dental Office
3773 Baker Lane, Suite #3
Reno, NV 89509


Office Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8AM - 4PM

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