Understanding Dental Crowns

Your Complete Guide from Dental Arts

At Dental Arts, we believe that quality oral health care is pivotal for every individual’s overall wellness. Among the variety of services we offer, dental crowns have become an increasingly popular solution to a variety of oral health issues. This comprehensive guide is here to educate you about dental crowns, providing you with insights into why you might need a crown, who makes an ideal candidate, and how the entire process unfolds.

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Why Would You Need a Dental Crown by Dr. Cantú Davis _ Nogales, Mexico

Why Would You Need a Dental Crown?

Dental crowns are restorative fixtures designed to encapsulate a damaged tooth or dental implant. They are typically used in cases where a tooth is severely damaged, decayed, or discolored, and traditional dental procedures like fillings are insufficient to rectify the issue.

Some common reasons for needing a dental crown include:

  • Restoration of a fractured or worn down tooth
  • Reinforcement of a tooth with a large filling
  • Enhancement of aesthetic appearance due to discoloration or malformation
  • Completion of a dental implant or a root canal treatment

By covering the affected tooth, a dental crown restores its size, shape, strength, and appearance, enhancing both your oral function and aesthetics.

Who is a Good Candidate for Dental Crowns?

Ideal candidates for dental crowns are individuals who have good overall oral health but have one or more teeth severely affected by decay, damage, or cosmetic imperfections. If you have sufficient healthy tooth structure to support a crown, and your gums are free of periodontal disease, you may be a suitable candidate for this procedure.

However, certain health conditions or habits might limit the effectiveness of a dental crown. For instance, people who habitually grind their teeth may not be ideal candidates, as this can cause damage to the crown. Similarly, those with inadequate oral hygiene might have higher risk for decay beneath the crown.
At Dental Arts, we conduct a comprehensive dental evaluation to determine if a dental crown is the right solution for you.

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How Does the Same-Day Dental Crown Process Work?

Thanks to advancements in dental technology, we’re excited to offer same-day crowns at Dental Arts. With our in-office crown machine, the process of getting a dental crown has been streamlined and can be completed in a single visit, saving you time and providing instant results.


During your visit for a same-day crown, we begin with a comprehensive examination of your tooth. We take digital impressions using high-resolution intraoral scanners, which are more comfortable and accurate than traditional dental molds.

Tooth Preparation

After the evaluation, the next step involves preparing your tooth for the crown. This may involve the removal of decay or reshaping the tooth to ensure the crown fits correctly. We then feed the data from the digital impressions into our in-office crown machine.

CAD/CAM Crafting

This state-of-the-art machine, a computer-aided design and manufacturing system (CAD/CAM), crafts your custom-made crown while you relax in the dental chair. This technology ensures that your crown is accurately milled, fits perfectly, and matches the color of your natural teeth.

Fit and Bite Check

Once the crown is ready, we check the fit and bite to make sure it feels comfortable in your mouth. If no further adjustments are needed, we proceed with cementing the final crown onto your prepared tooth.

Same-Day Crown Service

With Dental Arts’ same-day crown service, we eliminate the need for temporary crowns and multiple visits, making your dental restoration process faster, more comfortable, and highly efficient. We’re committed to providing superior dental care with the convenience you deserve.

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Smiling patient at Dental Arts Nogales showing their transformed smile after dental treatment by Dr. Cantú Davis.