Crowning Achievements: Restorative Dentistry in Reno

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Today’s Reno Dentist blog post looks at one of the miracles of modern dentistry: restorative dentistry.

Let’s pretend you are a biomedical engineer working in the field of dentistry before the inception of dental restorations. The men and women of your generation who have missing or damaged teeth want to repair or replace them with a man-made substitute. You have been hired to find that substitute to make fillings, crowns, and dental bridges.

Consider the physical and chemical requirements of this incredible item. It must sustain forces of 162 pounds per square inch, hundreds of times a day, day after day, year after year. It must be resistant to cracking and chipping. Moreover it must not damage the enamel on opposing teeth. This material must also maintain its size and shape and be resistant to shrinking.

It must be bondable to living tooth structure as well as other materials necessary for specific appliances. It must be compatible with the soft tissues in the mouth as well as tooth enamel, dentin, and bone. It can’t generate allergic reactions in the wearers. It must be corrosion-resistant to saliva, foods, and beverages. It must resist infection regardless of ever-present bacteria in the mouth. And it can’t contain toxic chemicals that could be absorbed into the bloodstream.

And we haven’t even mentioned the aesthetic properties. Ideally, this incredible material would look identical to genuine teeth in color, opacity, and translucence.

Of course, we know that such a substance exists because dental restorations have been around for a long time. Currently, there are numerous materials used alone or in combination including porcelain, ceramic, and metals such as gold and silver amalgam. Though the metals are immensely strong and malleable, they don’t meet some patient’s aesthetic requirements and are used mainly for back teeth.

Dental porcelain can be shaped to closely resemble the appearance of natural tooth enamel, and is strong and resilient. It is excellent for dental crowns, and is used in porcelain veneers.

The Reno Dentist offers restorative and cosmetic dentistry, as well as general and family dentistry. We are committed to high standards of excellence, and to restoring and enhancing each patient’s smile.

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-525-5692

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada
89503

 


Cost of a Dental Crown In Reno

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Preparing to pay for essential dental work can be a daunting undertaking. The good news is that the cost may be far less than you anticipate. Knowing your needs is crucial to planning your budget for dental work.

Trying to Compare
Comparing the price of a dental crown for molars versus the price of a dental crown for smaller teeth or versus a root canal or double root canal can be difficult to extract from many dental facilities in and around Reno, Nevada. Get the current pricing and understand the role insurance will play in the out-of-pocket-expense for your dental visit by calling The Reno Dentist at 775-525-5692 at your convenience. Our helpful staff can explain pricing and schedule initial consultation appointments.

Identify Affordable Quality

Shane Sykes DMD has been here at 855 W 7th St Ste 5 in Reno since 2011. While procedure fees can fluctuate up and down depending on the price of supplies, equipment, and staffing overhead, Dr. Sykes works very hard to maintain affordable, quality care for our unique community in three ways:

  1. Through state-of-the-art training and up-to-date education for key staff members.
  2. Through precision work and personal dental care for each and every patient.
  3. Through business management best practices to keep costs down.

The Responsible Investment
Take the responsible step for your comfort, health and confidence. Don’t be afraid to schedule work for dentures, Invisalign, root canals, porcelain veneers, or wisdom teeth extraction. We want you to be confident that affordable, quality dental care is manageable and accessible. We want you to understand the importance of immediate care rather than putting it off until it gets worse. Review our website at https://www.therenodentist.com/about/our-doctors/ and build that confidence. We want you to be confident in our office’s commitment to you.

Contact The Reno Dentist:

775-525-5692

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

855 W 7th St Ste 5
Reno, Nevada
89503


Dental Crowns at The Reno Dentist in Reno

Dental crowns have been used for over 2000 years. There is evidence that the Etruscans experimented with crowns on teeth using ivory and bone as early as 700 B.C. By 200 A.D., they began using gold crowns to construct artificial teeth. Ancient Egyptians fashioned tooth replacements out of seashells and then hammered them into their gums (Oral sedation, anyone?).

Porcelain crowns were first used in the 1800s. With the refining of metal casting methods in the 1900s, crown dentistry advanced significantly.

Today, crowns are strong, comfortable and are made to match your surrounding teeth.

Dental crowns (also called caps) cover the entire visible portion of the tooth and are cemented in place. Crowns are used to strengthen teeth that have been worn down or weakened by decay or injury. Crowns are also used to restore the original shape of a tooth or solely to improve the appearance of a tooth.

The most common types of crowns are:

  • All-porcelain (ceramic)
  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal
  • Gold

The material used is determined by several factors. If you suspect you need a crown, want to replace an old crown, or want to learn about other cosmetic dentistry procedures, call Dr. Shane Sykes at 775-525-5692. The Reno Dentist is located at 855 W Seventh St Ste 200 in Reno. We have been serving clients in the Reno, Sparks and Spanish Springs area since 2011. We can recommend the best tooth restoration or cosmetic dentistry option for you.


Royalty At The Reno Dentist In Reno

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When Dr. Shane Sykes crowns one of our patients, the coronation is a celebration of a stronger smile.

The necessity of a dental crown is usually readily apparent. Based on how much tooth is available to hold in a filling, sometimes a crown is necessary to add more support and to keep the tooth from falling apart or breaking. Crowns are also needed as a sturdy support for dental bridges.

A crown restores your tooth to normal shape, size and strength, and allows it to resume its proper place as a team player with the other teeth.

The Reno Dentist, located at 855 W Seventh St Ste 200 in Reno, Nevada 89503, opened their doors in 2011 and has been serving patients throughout Nevada with outstanding efficiency, expertise and personal attention since. If you live in Reno, Sparks, Spanish Springs, or Virginia City, you could be our next royal to smile and wave for the paparazzi.

Consult with Dr. Sykes to find out if you are a candidate for revolutionary restorative procedures meant to increase the life of your precious permanent teeth such as a fabulous crown. Keep in mind that crowns come in a variety of strong, reliable materials. Matching the natural color of your teeth increases the beauty of your smile. Gold crowns are incredibly strong and have the “bling” factor. But there are certainly options.

In addition to restorative services, please ask us about cleanings, cosmetic services, teeth whitening, braces, veneers, and other smile makeover possibilities.

We are equipped to offer Invisalign, root canals, porcelain veneers, wisdom teeth extraction and a long list of other procedures. The cost of dental implants, the expense of cosmetic dentistry, and the affordability of restorative dentistry can all be discussed during your no-pressure, easy initial consultation. Schedule your visit today with our knowledgeable staff at 775-525-5692.

A crown can return your tooth to all its former glory as a smiling, glowing, chewing machine. Become royalty.

Dr. Shane Sykes
The Reno Dentist
855 W Seventh St Ste 200
Reno, Nevada 89503
775-525-5692
https://www.therenodentist.com/about/our-doctors/


Dental Crown Or Porcelain Veneer?

Reno: Dental Crown Or Porcelain Veneer? Reno cosmetic dentistry offers multiple procedures for improving smiles. Two of the most popular procedures in the Sparks area are dental crowns and porcelain veneers.

A dental crown covers the entire portion of the tooth that is above the gumline. A veneer is a wafer-thin, covering for just the front of a tooth. Veneers are made with several layers of ceramic laminate. Crowns can be made of all porcelain (ceramic), porcelain fused to metal, or gold. Both crowns and veneers are cemented in place. Crowns and veneers are durable and can last many years, though they are not stronger than natural enamel.

Both of these procedures improve the tooth aesthetically, but porcelain crowns are usually a better solution for a tooth that has been compromised by decay, damage, or a root canal.Veneers can perfect the shape of a tooth, repair a minor crack, cover stains, or straighten the appearance of teeth that are slightly misaligned. It takes a team of experienced Nevada dental professionals to create durable, natural-looking and perfectly functioning crowns and veneers. Your Sparks cosmetic dentist must prep the tooth, create a precision mold, and communicate to the lab technician exactly what is needed.

The role of the Reno dental lab technician is equally important. He/she must meet the precise standards necessary for successful restorations: the perfect shape, the perfect size, color that blends seamlessly with surrounding teeth, and the proper placement in the mouth. The team at The Reno Dentist provides the highest quality cosmetic dental services and restorations.

I am Shane Sykes of The Reno Dentist. If you would like more information about crowns, veneers, and additional cosmetic dental procedures, I invite you to come in for a no-pressure cosmetic dental consultation. I can help you achieve a smile that is both healthy and stunning. Call 775-525-5692 today!