Crowns Specialist

Saeid Badie, DDS

Cosmetic & General Dentist located in Tucson, AZ

At his practice in Tucson, Arizona, Saeid Badie, DDS, offers custom-made dental crowns to address a variety of cosmetic and restorative dental needs, including protecting damaged or weakened teeth or covering severely stained or misshapen teeth. He also provides CEREC One-Visit Crowns for rapid, custom crowns. If you want to find out if dental crowns are right for you, call Dr. Badie or make an appointment online today.

Crowns

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns are caps or covers for your teeth. Crowns are made from metal or porcelain. The most common type of crowns is metal covered in porcelain, which combines the strength and durability of metal with the natural look of porcelain. Crowns cover your whole tooth, providing protection while also improving its appearance.

What dental issues do crowns correct?

Dr. Badie applies crowns for both cosmetic and restorative treatments. Dr. Badie recommends crowns to address dental issues and imperfections such as:

  • Teeth weakened by internal damage requiring a root canal
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Unevenly shaped or sized teeth
  • Severely stained or discolored teeth

Dr. Badie may also use a dental crown to anchor a dental bridge in place or to top a dental implant and restore your smile. In some cases, he may also use dental crowns to enhance your smile.

How are crowns installed?

Traditionally, dental crowns are applied over two visits. However, Dr. Badie offers CEREC One-Visit Dental Crowns.

When applying a crown, Dr. Badie begins by preparing your tooth for the crown. He removes a thin layer of your tooth enamel, which creates just enough space for the crown to fit over your tooth and align with your other teeth.

Then, Dr. Badie takes images and impressions of your tooth. He uses that information to design a crown to fit your tooth precisely and starts the process of making your crown with the CEREC equipment while you wait.

When your crown is ready, Dr. Badie places it onto your tooth and checks the fit and your bite before permanently bonding the crown to your tooth.

How should I take care of my crown?

You take care of your crown by brushing and flossing your teeth regularly. While crowns are resistant to damage and staining, you still need to keep them clean along with your other natural teeth. You should also continue to have professional dental cleanings and checkups every six months.

Am I a good candidate for a crown?

If you have damaged teeth or want or enhance your smile, make an appointment with Dr. Badie to discuss crowns and other dental treatment options. Dr. Badie provides thorough exams and consultations to identify the best treatments to restore your dental health and improve your smile.

Call Dr. Badie or schedule an appointment online today.