Atencio Dentistry Explains Reno NV Dental Crowns

5-Star-Rated Dentist Explains Reno, NV, Dental Crowns

Although your teeth are the strongest part of your body, they require proper care and regular cleaning to keep them healthy for a lifetime. Sometimes, even with the best care, your teeth can encounter issues like cracking and require restoration. When this happens, dental professionals typically turn to dental crowns to protect your teeth. Keep reading to learn more about Reno, NV, dental crowns from Atencio Dentistry.

What Is a Crown?

A dental crown is a dental restoration that’s used to protect a damaged tooth. Commonly known as a cap, a crown can also be used to improve the appearance, shape, or alignment of a tooth. Cemented onto an existing tooth, a dental crown is a fixed prosthetic device and can only be removed by a professional.

When Is a Crown Necessary?

A dental crown is often used to protect a cracked tooth or restore the functionality of a decaying tooth, but our dentist may also recommend a crown for any of the following reasons:

  • To reinforce a weakened tooth and prevent fracturing
  • To attach a bridge
  • To cover a dental implant
  • To replace a large filling in a decaying tooth
  • To cover a discolored or misshaped tooth
  • To cover a tooth after root canal treatment

Which Type of Crown Do You Need?

Several types of dental crowns are used in the field of dentistry including:

  • Ceramic – made from a translucent material that blends well with your natural tooth color
  • Porcelain – made with or without metal and resembles your natural tooth color
  • Resin – made of inexpensive composite material and not widely used in modern-day dentistry
  • Metals – gold alloys used are a mix of gold, copper and other metals. Base metal alloys are non-noble metals that are highly resistant to corrosion

There are pros and cons to using each type of dental crown, so be sure to discuss your options with a dental professional. Your specific case, as well as any allergies you may have, will determine which type of crown is used to treat and protect your damaged tooth. Call our office today to learn more about Reno, NV, dental crowns or to schedule a consultation with our dentist!

The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about this and other dentistry-related topics, feel free to contact Atencio Dentistry, with a convenient dental office located in Reno, NV, by clicking here or by calling 775-829-8684.

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

775-829-8684

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