Phoenix Dentist Combines Advanced Techniques for Customized Dental Restorations
Dr. Arthur Chal reveals how combining state-of-the-art materials and old-fashioned techniques can result in some of the strongest, most durable, and most esthetically appealing crowns and bridges available, touching on the drawbacks of incomplete insurance coverage.
Phoenix, AZ—An unfortunate reality of the dental insurance business is that policies often only cover the least expensive restorative options, regardless of the functional and esthetic results, reveals Phoenix dentist Arthur Chal, DDS. However, he explains that customization typically can achieve the most durable, longest lasting, and natural looking dental crowns and bridges possible. While other practices may be moving toward a more insurance driven model using lower quality or mass-marketed materials and basic techniques, he states that he will continue to provide the highest quality, custom-made restorations for his discriminating clientele.
In the past, Dr. Chal explains, dental practices used gold to create the structural support for crowns; however, corrosion could occur over time if the restoration were poorly done, leading to the development of a black mark on the gumline. Today, even practices that utilize zirconia, an incredibly strong, resilient, and biocompatible ceramic material created from zirconium and oxygen, may take a shortcut by milling the pieces from a monoblock, he states, which still may lead to a less than esthetically appealing result. The Phoenix dentist says that instead he combines the typically superior crowns and bridges manufactured by the German company Wieland Zeno™ Tec with the veneering expertise of his master ceramist, Rick Durkee, CDT, AAACD, to achieve the best possible outcome. Through this method, he assures, zirconia crowns can offer unparalleled strength and exceptional beauty.
Dr. Chal says he pursues excellence on two fronts: quality and appearance. Patients seeking restorations that are safe, long lasting, beautiful, and undetectable to the eye should research the few dental practices still offering concierge service, including customized crowns, veneers, and bridges, he emphasizes. While dental insurance may cover a greater percentage of a less expensive service, he typically advises choosing the procedure that can achieve the best possible result and give the patient a smile they desire and will be proud to show off.
About Arthur Chal, DDS
Dr. Chal, a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) and an Accredited Member (AAACD) and Past President of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, is a cosmetic and restorative dentist practicing in Phoenix. He earned his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University followed by his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University. In addition to presenting lectures at major international dental meetings and receiving numerous accolades, he is also a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (FICOI). Dr. Chal is available for interview upon request.
For more information about Dr. Chal and his practice, please visit chaldentistry.com.
Arthur Chal Esthetic and Reconstructive Dentistry
4715 N. 32nd St., Ste. 106
Phoenix, AZ 85018