Dental Crown - John W. DOVGAN - Phoenix, AZ 85032

Dental Crown

Are you suffering discomfort due to a damagedseverely decayed, or missing tooth?

At John W. Dovgan Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry, we can create a custom-made dental crown to fully restore a tooth in a single appointment.

Many patients come to our Phoenix, AZ, dental office to experience the benefits that crowns have to offer...

man smiling While our team does everything we can to prevent disease and damage to teeth, the need for restorations is sometimes inevitable. When restoring teeth, Dr. Dovgan strives to protect as much natural tooth structure as possible while improving oral function, comfort, and the aesthetics of a smile. Crowns and bridges are common restorations that are custom made to the unique needs of a patient. These restorations are more extensive than fillings or inlays, which are used to treat small areas of decay. Crowns restore all surfaces of a tooth and bridges replace a lost or failing tooth.


Crowns are essentially caps that are permanently cemented over a damaged or diseased tooth. These tooth-shaped restorations bring a tooth back to its rightful size and shape after it has been injured or damaged. A crown may be placed over a tooth that is cracked, chipped, or severely worn down by bruxism or decay. Dental crowns are also used as a final restoration after root canal treatment.

Since a crown fits over a tooth and in between other teeth, it must be made to very precise measurements. To determine these specifications and create the custom crown, our dentist will need to take impressions of the teeth and use computer imaging technology to configure this restoration’s specifications so that dental technicians can fabricate a crown that perfectly suits a patient’s needs.

When it comes to the materials used to make a custom restoration, patients have a few options from which to choose. Popular materials include porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, and metal alloys.


Bridges are a series of artificial crowns that are connected. Even though bridges consist of crowns, their purpose is different from that of a standard restoration. Instead of restoring a tooth after injury or decay, a bridge will replace missing or failing teeth by closing in the gaps of a smile. A bridge can replace up to four teeth in a row and is connected to biological teeth on each side. This custom series of prosthetics restores a patient’s ability to chew and speak comfortably and improve one’s appearance.

Like crowns, patients can choose which materials are used to fabricate a bridge.


In addition to providing custom made, high quality restorations, our patients can enjoy same-day crowns and bridges with CEREC. Using state-of-the-art technology, Dr. Dovgan can produce a crown chair side in one, convenient appointment. CEREC is a milling machine that cuts crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, and veneers from high-quality blocks of ceramic. These restorations and cosmetic enhancements will beautifully blend in with a patient’s smile. CAD/CAM technology, which is used to determine the specifications of a restoration and subsequently fabricate it (similar to a 3D printer), is what makes this service possible.

When it comes to restoring teeth, Dr. Dovgan and our team take a highly individualized approach so that our guests enjoy long lasting dental work. Call us today to reserve an appointment.

Dr. John Dovgan

Dr. John Dovgan

Dr. Dovgan is highly qualified to provide exceptional dental care:

  • Over 25 years in practice
  • Educates other professionals
  • Experience as an expert state witness
  • Dedicated to serving the needs of his patients

To schedule your consultation, contact our Phoenix office online or call us at (602) 867-1899.

Family Dentistry, Dental Expert Witness & Standard of Care Expert


Dr. John W. DOVGAN

3841 E Thunderbird Rd,
Ste 101
Phoenix, AZ 85032

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3841 E Thunderbird Rd,
Ste 101
Phoenix, AZ 85032

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Samantha Henson
Samantha Henson
17:38 25 Apr 19
I’ve been coming to this office for the last 18 YEARS (since I was 7 years old) and I love Dr. Dovgan! I never understood how anyone could hate going to the dentist before because I loved going to mine. He’s gentle, charismatic, and extremely knowledgeable in many different aspects of dentistry. The family feeling is great with the staff and they have always been so accommodating to my scheduling needs. I loved his practice so much growing up that I decided to join the dental field myself. I’d highly recommend anyone to come to his office.
Julia Sanders
Julia Sanders
20:30 28 Aug 18
I have always hated going to the dentist, but I've finally found a place that I like going to! The staff is extremely friendly and Dr. Dovgan is great at what he does. I always have a great experience with my cleanings and today I had a filling done by Dr Dovgan and it was fast and pain free! I would definitely recommend him. Thank you for making me feel at ease
Karenlee Thorpe
Karenlee Thorpe
17:40 01 Jun 17
I have been a patient of Dr. Dovgan for approximately 2-3 years. My experiences have been extremely positive. The staff are very efficient, friendly, professional, knowledgeable and helpful. Dr. Dovgan is an excellent dentist He has assisted me with difficult dental issues. I have had absolutely no problems with his work. He is friendly, helpful, professional and extremely competent. I would have no hesitation to recommend Dr. Dovgan and his office for any dental needs.
Kathleen Garast
Kathleen Garast
19:24 31 May 17
Dr. Dovgan and every member of his staff that I have met represent the perfect blend of a highly professional, efficient and welcoming facility. They are up to date on the latest procedures, they are willing to take the time to explain what is going to be done and they stand behind the work they do always assuring my complete satisfaction. I've had a range of work done from simple cleaning as well as complex procedures and I have been totally satisfied with the care, the cost and the results. I am happy to do this review because I've had less than positive experiences elsewhere and I hope this review can guide others to a positive experience with Dr. Dovgan and his staff.
Robert Barbour
Robert Barbour
19:09 31 May 17
I have to admit, I am extremely difficult to please. Having work in large inbound call centers and dealing with nothing but complaints...all I can say about Dr Dovgan and entire staff is I have NO complaints! I only have praise and compliments! EVERYONE there is simply WONDERFUL.