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By David M. Gordon, D.D.S.
September 28, 2015
Category: Dentistry
Tags: Dental Crowns  

Dental crowns offer a variety of benefits for our patients!

Nothing is more frustrating than a damaged tooth. Fortunately, your Vallejo, CA dentist Dr. David Gordon is here to help. While milder Dental Crownsissues may be able to be treated with a simple dental filling, those with more serious issues may require a dental crown. Find out what situations may warrant a dental crown and how they can help your smile.

What is a dental crown?

If you want to restore a tooth back to a normal and healthy shape, size or color than dental crowns are usually the best option. Dental crowns can make teeth stronger and even offer aesthetic advantages. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that goes over the entire tooth. It can be made from a variety of different materials, but patients often opt for porcelain because it looks more like a natural tooth.

When will my Vallejo, CA dentist recommend getting a dental crown?

A dental crown may be the best option for any of these dental scenarios:

  • If a tooth has been treated with root canal therapy
  • If a tooth has become damaged or weakened extensively by infection, decay or trauma
  • If there isn’t enough tooth surface to hold a filling
  • To attach a bridge
  • To prevent a tooth from breaking or to restore a broken tooth
  • To cover a dental implant

While dental crowns can be used to cover severe stains and misshapen teeth and improve the overall appearance of your tooth they are often used for restoring full function back into a damaged tooth.

How is a dental crown made and how does it attach to my tooth?

All dental crowns are specially crafted to fit your smile. Before a dental crown can be made, your dentist in Vallejo, CA will create a mold casting of your tooth from which your crown will be designed. It usually takes about a week for a dental crown to be made. In the meantime, we may place a temporary crown over your tooth to protect it.

Once your crown is complete, we will cement it over your damaged tooth. Sometimes enamel will need to be shaved down before the crown can be placed over the top of the tooth.

How long do dental crowns last?

Dental crowns can last up to 15 years if cared for properly. Luckily they don’t require special care. Just treat them just as you would the rest of your natural teeth and you’ll enjoy a healthy dental crown for years to come.

Rescue a damaged smile when you get dental crowns from your Vallejo, CA dentist. But first we have to make sure this is the right treatment for you. Call us today to schedule your next dental appointment and protect your beautiful smile.

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