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By Dr. David M. Gordon
December 07, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Crowns  

How dental crowns from your dentist in Vallejo, CA, can remake your smile

Do you want a strong and beautiful smile that stands out in a crowd? If so, it’s time to discover what dental crowns can do for you! Dr. David Gordon in Vallejo, CA, provides dental crowns that can totally remake your smile.

The Benefits of Dental Crowns

There are many important advantages provided by dental crowns that make your smile look great. If you have damaged or broken teeth, dental crowns can protect them from further breaking when you chew. In addition to protecting your remaining tooth structure, dental crowns rebuild your smile, allowing you to have complete, strong teeth once again. With crowns, your entire tooth structure will be restored, giving you maximum chewing ability while also aiding both digestion and your overall health.

Dental crowns can also enhance the beauty of your smile. Modern dental materials like porcelain are translucent and reflect light. Natural tooth enamel is also light-reflective, so your new porcelain crowns will look just like natural teeth, only better! They will stay beautiful too, as porcelain is resistant to staining.

In addition to full porcelain, there are other dental crown materials including porcelain-fused-to-metal, also known as a PFM crown. These crowns are also made to look like natural teeth. They are stronger because of the metal framework, but they also are not light-reflective like full porcelain. People often choose PFM crowns for back teeth and full porcelain for teeth that are visible when you smile. However, the choice is up to you!

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If you want to remake your smile, you need to discover what dental crowns can do. You deserve a smile that stands out and a smile that lasts—Dr. David Gordon can help! Get started on a new smile by calling (707) 557-2200 today.

By Dr. David M. Gordon
May 22, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Crowns  

We have some good news and bad news. The bad news: teeth are the one part of the body that can't heal itself after damage occurs. TheDental crowns good news, however, is that dental restorations fix these problems. One of the most common restorations are crowns, which reconstruct the way an imperfect tooth looks and functions. If you're in need of a crown, Dr. David Gordon in Vallejo, CA, is here to answer questions you may have about them.

What is the purpose of a crown?

A crown is a dental restoration made for a tooth that has sustained damage from an accident or decay. It allows you to eat and smile comfortably, as well as ensure that an extraction will not be necessary to fix the dental issue. Crowns are typically made from a ceramic material or porcelain; the type you need will depend on the location of your affected tooth and your Vallejo dentist's recommendations.

How are crowns attached?

After applying local anesthetic your Vallejo dentist will prepare the tooth. This shape will correspond with your crown, which looks like a tooth but is hollow on the inside. The crown fits on top the prepared tooth and is cemented in place after any adjustments are made to ensure a perfect fit.

How long do crowns last?

Dental crowns aren't meant to be a permanent restoration, but improvements in dental products and techniques mean that they're lasting longer than ever before. If you care for a crown properly - keeping your gums healthy and steering clear of biting down on hard candies or ice - you can expect it to last about 15 years. Some patients have crowns for two or three decades before they'll need to be replaced or reattached.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Gordon, contact our dental office in Vallejo, CA, at (707) 557-2200 today.

By Dr. David M. Gordon
May 17, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Are you curious about these popular restorations and what they can do for your smile?dental crowns

You were sitting outside on your lunch break enjoying your sandwich and a bit of sun when you notice a rather large crunch. It isn’t the sound of your sandwich but it is the sound of your tooth. What do you do? First thing’s first. You don’t want the tooth to become worse or be exposed to bacteria, so coming in to visit our Vallejo, CA, dentist, Dr. David Gordon, right away is key. From there we may determine if this damaged tooth needs a dental crown.

When does a tooth require a dental crown?

This is a great question and one that our Vallejo general dentist will be able to address when you come into the office to treat your damaged tooth. Of course, not everyone will notice that nasty crunch from a broken tooth or find that chipped piece of the tooth so the only way they find out their tooth is even damaged is when they come in for a routine cleaning. Once we examine the tooth and determine the extent of the damage, we can decide whether a crown is the best way to protect it. You may benefit from crowns if:

  • You have a tooth that is fractured, broken or cracked
  • You had to undergo root canal therapy to remove an infected dental pulp
  • You have a tooth that has weakened and been extensively worn down from years of teeth grinding
  • You have a tooth that is severely discolored or malformed
  • You need to support a dental bridge to replace one or more missing teeth
  • You need to cover a dental implant (another option for replacing missing teeth)

Porcelain crowns are designed from a material that is matched to the shade of your teeth. No one will be able to tell which tooth has a crown and which teeth are all natural. In some cases, crowns can be made from both porcelain and metal so that it provides the foundational strength and support of metal with a material that offers a tooth-colored crown.

Whether you have questions about getting dental crowns in Vallejo, CA, or you just need to schedule preventive dental care, Dr. Gordon is here to make sure that your smile gets the care it deserves. Call us today!

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.

By David Gordon, DDS
July 01, 2014
Category: Dentistry

Your Dental Crown Questions Answered!

Has an accident left you with a noticeably chipped tooth? You aren’t alone. In fact the majority of dental injuries occur due to accidents or even sports. While it might not seem as traumatic as having a tooth knocked out, having a chipped tooth is no day in the park either. Depending on the severity, your Vallejo, CA dentist might recommend getting a dental crown.Dental Crown
 
You might have known friends and family members who have gotten dental crowns in Vallejo, but maybe you still don’t know what they are all about. Leave it to the experts to show you the rope and answer your burning questions.
 

Q. Why do I need a dental crown?

A. You might need to get dental crowns if you are dealing with one of these issues:
  1. Chipped, misshapen, or cracked tooth
  2. A severely worn down tooth
  3. A tooth with a large filling that needs more support
  4. To hold and support a dental bridge
  5. To protect weak teeth from breaking
If you are experiencing any of these dental problems, then it’s time to see your cosmetic dentist in Vallejo about crowns.
 

Q. What should I expect on my first visit?

A. On your first visit we will examine the tooth and most likely take X-rays to check the root and surrounding bones to make sure they are healthy. Then we will file down and reshape the tooth to prepare it for the crown.
 
Once the tooth is reshaped, we will make impressions of your new tooth and send it to a lab. If you are getting a porcelain crown in Vallejo, CA, then we will also match the shade of the crown to the rest of your teeth, so you get a natural smile that looks all yours. We will also give you a temporary crown to wear for the next couple weeks until your permanent crown is fabricated.
 

Q. What should I avoid with a temporary crown?

A. That’s a great question! Because the name says it all, you won’t have this crown forever. This means that you should avoid sticky foods like gum, try to limit how much you use that side of your mouth during meals, avoid eating harder, crunchier foods, and slide floss out rather than lift out when cleaning your teeth.

 

Q. What will happen on the second, or last visit?

A. Your dentist in Vallejo will remove the temporary crown, check to ensure that your permanent crown matches your smile, and then numb the tooth with a local anesthetic before cementing the crown in place. It’s that simple!
 
If you are in desperate need of a dental crown, then it’s time to call your Vallejo, CA dentist today at (707) 557-2200. We can’t wait to get you that healthier smile!


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