San Ramon Dental Excellence
General Family Dentistry & Anti-Aging Dentistry located in San Ramon, CA
After a root canal or cavity repair, you may need a crown to protect and restore the strength and appearance of your tooth. The team at San Ramon Dental Excellence offers dental crowns to help secure and protect your teeth. To find out more about your dental crown options, call the office in San Ramon, California, or schedule an appointment online.
Crowns Q & A
What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap used to strengthen or repair a damaged tooth. A crown is made to the similar shape, size, and color of your other natural teeth. These prosthetics can be used to repair a weak tooth or as anchors for a dental bridge.
Crowns can be made out of several types of material including:
- Gold and other alloys
Your provider discusses which type of crown offers you the most benefits during your consultation at San Ramon Dental Excellence.
Why do I need a dental crown?
Dental crowns are natural-looking, boost your confidence, and enhance your smile. If you have a tooth that is damaged on the outside, but the inside is still healthy, a crown helps protect it.
Another reason crowns are popular is because they add additional strength to a broken or weakened tooth. They support teeth with large fillings and protect cracked teeth from breaking or chipping further.
In addition, they keep replacement teeth, called bridges, in place when needed by serving as sturdy abutments.
What is the process of getting a dental crown?
Your dentist at San Ramon Dental Excellence begins by numbing your mouth and preparing your tooth for the crown. They file your tooth to create room for the crown to fit over the rest of your tooth perfectly.
Next, they make impressions, taking note of your tooth shade, and send them to the dental lab. A temporary crown covers your tooth until the permanent crown is ready.
When the permanent crown is ready, your dentist places it over your tooth and shapes it until you can efficiently chew and bite while making sure your new restoration looks as natural as possible. Finally, they cement it in place to keep it firmly attached.
How do I care for my dental crown?
It’s important to care for your crown like you would your regular teeth. Brush twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste and floss daily. Visit your dentist at San Ramon Dental Excellence for dental exams twice a year so they can check your crown.
If you have a badly damaged tooth that needs repair, a crown may be right for you. Contact San Ramon Dental Excellence to schedule your appointment or request a consultation online.
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