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The Benefits of Dental Crowns

Teeth may become sensitive or damaged after wearing down, breaking, cracking, or being exposed after a procedure. A professionally fitted dental crown protects vulnerable teeth and improves comfort and functionality. At Absolute Dental in Sparks, our skilled dentists repair damaged teeth with durable, natural-looking dental crowns that will last for decades.

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What are dental crowns?

A dental crown or tooth crown is a tooth-shaped cap that fits over damaged or exposed teeth to restore the tooth’s natural shape and function. Attaching to the tooth using medical-grade dental cement, the crown shields the sensitive inner tooth from further damage and infections.

A 3D rendering of a dental crown being placed over a tooth.

Dental crowns are made with durable materials, including porcelain, ceramic, metal, and composite resin. They are custom-made to fit a patient’s mouth and match the size and shade of their natural teeth. The results are a strong and radiant smile that restores your bite and improves overall oral health.

Do I need a dental crown?

You may benefit from a dental crown if you’re experiencing sensitivity or pain after a dental injury. Your dentist will also recommend a crown after certain dental treatments:

  • Exposed teeth after a root canal – A root canal exposes the inner pulp and nerves of the tooth when you develop an infection. A crown fits over the tooth after this procedure.
  • Broken or chipped teeth – When a tooth is chipped or cracked but no nerve damage is present, a dental crown is an ideal treatment to restore functionality without an invasive procedure
  • Large cavities – A large cavity can leave a significant hole in your tooth’s surface, leaving it vulnerable to damage. When there isn’t enough tooth left to support a filling, your dentist will likely recommend a dental crown.

A woman's teeth before and after getting dental crowns.






  • Severely stained teeth – Dental crowns are a cosmetic dentistry solution when porcelain veneers or dental bonding are not the best treatments
  • Worn teeth – Some people grind their teeth, which can significantly wear down enamel. Dental crowns will protect and support the damaged tooth.
  • Dental bridge anchors – A dental bridge is a restorative procedure for missing teeth where a false tooth is anchored to two healthy teeth using dental crowns


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How long is the dental crown process?

The process of getting a dental crown usually requires two separate appointments, two to three weeks apart.

First appointment

During your first appointment, your dentist will complete the following:

  1. Preparing the tooth by removing a thin layer of enamel to make enough space and build a strong foundation for the crown
  2. Getting a dental impression of the tooth so the lab can create a dental crown that fits perfectly in your mouth
  3. Placing a temporary crown to protect the tooth while your permanent crown is made

Second appointment

When you return for your second visit, the final steps of the dental crown procedure include:

  1. Removing the temporary crown and cleaning the tooth
  2. Checking that the shape and shade of the crown fit your smile
  3. Carefully bonding the permanent crown to your tooth with dental cement

Some patients may require additional appointments if the permanent crown needs to be sent back for adjustments. Your dentist may also recommend other treatments to improve your oral health before you get your permanent crown. This can make the process a little longer; however, most patients will complete the process within three weeks.

Why choose Absolute Dental in Sparks for your dental crowns?

Absolute Dental is the most trusted name in Sparks dental care. We are dedicated to your oral health and provide high-quality dental crowns that keep your teeth looking and feeling their best. We accept most dental insurance and offer special discounts and flexible payment plans to make dental crowns accessible to everybody in the Sparks community.

Our friendly and supportive team is ready to get your dental health back on track. Contact us to schedule an appointment to see if a dental crown is the best solution for you.

FAQs about our dental crown services in Sparks

Depending on the type of crown, the quality of materials used to make the crown, and the right care, your dental crown can last for decades!

Our Sparks dentists use a gentle approach to carefully apply your dental crown. We will completely numb the area before the procedure to keep you comfortable. While you might feel some pressure as the crown is placed, you shouldn’t feel pain.

Although dental crowns are durable, some types of food can crack, loosen, or dislodge your crown. You should take extra care when eating:

  • Caramel, taffy, and other sticky candy
  • Hard nuts and seeds
  • Raw, crunchy vegetables
  • Cubed or crushed ice

If you’re eating these types of foods, be mindful of your crown and try to chew on the other side of the mouth.

We do take same-day appointments and walk-ins when availability allows. We recommend calling your Sparks dentist to see if there is a long wait. We give priority to dental emergencies.

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We Accept Most Dental Insurance

Absolute Dental is a preferred provider for most insurances, unions, and hotels that include: Aetna, Ameritas, Boon-Chapman, Caesars Palace, Cigna, Delta Dental, Diversified, Geha, Guardian, Harrah’s, HealthSCOPE Benefits, Health Plan of Nevada (HPN), Humana, Liberty, Met-Life, MGM-MIRAGE, Premier Access, The Standard, Station Casinos, Teachers Health Trust, United Concordia, United Healthcare, Venetian, and The Zenith. We also accept Medicaid.

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What are the benefits of a dental crown?

There are several perks to dental crowns, including:

  • Relief for tooth sensitivity and dental pain
  • No invasive procedures
  • Custom-fitted to each patient 
  • Natural-looking crowns improve your smile’s appearance
  • Dental crowns can last for decades

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Are you in need of a dental crown in Sparks, NV?

Whether you need a new dental crown or a replacement for an old crown, Absolute Dental has you covered. With two convenient locations in Sparks, we make it easy to get the care you need in our beautiful modern offices. Contact us to make an appointment today!


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5015 Pyramid Way 113
Sparks, Nevada 89436
Phone Number: (775) 391-8801


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1125 North McCarran Boulevard 109
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