Dental Crowns in Encinitas
A tooth that is broken, damaged, or in general poor condition can be harmful to your health. It can also affect feeling comfortable about your tooth and your self-confidence.
Dental crowns are almost exactly the way they sound – a crown, or cap, for your tooth. Dental crowns help restore a tooth– resulting in a truly aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Here are some of the reasons you need a dental crown:
Reasons for crowns:
- Tooth that is broken or fractured.
- Decayed teeth.
- Cosmetic Benefits.
- Large or Fractured fillings.
- Root canal.
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Crowns also replace severe cases of tooth decay that have resulted in a large amount of tooth loss. Crowns allow dentists to restore form and function to your tooth without needing to perform an extraction. It is always best to save as much real tooth/enamel as possible.
The Dental Crown Placement Process
This process begins with a consult and exam where we develop a plan for you. We take dental impressions to ensure a precise fit for your tooth. We also treat and resolve any decay or infection prior to placement of the crown.
Once the impressions are ready for your tooth, we place the crown for a proper fit. Once your crown is fitted appropriately, you can again be confident about your dental health and your amazing smile.
Crown Q and A
Do I need a crown?
A tooth can need a crown for multiple reasons. A tooth that has fractured, has a large filling, a big cavity, or has had a root canal are all teeth that are prone to breaking or splitting. A crown used to help protect the weakened tooth from the further damage. Think of it like a helmet for your tooth.
How long will it take?
A crown takes 2 appointments. The first appointment is to prepare the tooth for the crown and make a mold of it which takes about an hour and a half. The second appointment is to cement the crown after it has been made by the lab. This appointment takes about 30-45 min.
Will it hurt?
Care is taken to numb the area before the procedure begins. The procedure will involve lots of noise and vibration, but no sharp pain should be felt. While there can be some sensitivity and soreness after, the discomfort is usually minimal.
What is the crown made out of?
Crowns are made out of many different materials. The material that is used depends on each specific situation. Care is taken to ensure that the functional and esthetic needs of each patient is met.
How long will my crown last?
How long a crown lasts depends on a variety of factors but with proper care, crowns can last a very long time. Good oral hygiene at home and regular check-ups and cleanings with your dentist will help ensure that your crown will last as long as possible.