Dental Crown is the Solution to Regaining the Perfect Smile

A dental crown can Improve your oral health and make you look significantly younger. Untreated cavities lead to multiple infections, affecting your teeth and gums.

A teeth crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance by making it look whole again.

A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function. Porcelain or ceramic crowns will match the color of your natural teeth.

To restore your smile, you might need to get a dental crown; it depends on how damaged your teeth are. Dental crowns are a tooth-shaped piece which gets used to restore broken or missing tooth: they improve the mouth’s appearance by replacing a broken tooth’s shape, size, and strength.

You might be in need of a dental crown if you require any of the following: If you have undesirable looking teeth, excessively worn out teeth, after a root canal treatment or if you have broken cusps.


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Do You Need A Dental Crown To Fix A Tooth After A Cavity?

There are a variety of situations that require a tooth restoration with a dental crown. The following are the most common:

  • Large filling. When a tooth has a cavity or fracture that involves half the width of the tooth or more, a crown must cover it. This is because the remaining tooth around the large filling is so weak that it is prone to fracture. Sometimes a large filling that has been in the mouth for a while will need to be replaced with a crown because the tooth shows signs of stress and cracks around the filling.
  • Root canal. Root canal treatment leaves the tooth hollowed out and predisposed the remaining tooth to crack. So, a tooth that has had a root canal almost always needs to be restored with a crown immediately to prevent it from fracturing.
  • Dental Implants. Crowns are placed on dental implants to restore spaces left from missing teeth. Another way of filling these spaces is with dental bridges, which are made from crowns on the teeth next to the areas attached to fake teeth in the middle. If teeth are loose, crowns can be placed on multiple teeth and splinted together to provide more stability.
  • Broken cusps. Cusps frequently break off of teeth due to trauma or large existing fillings. Since the cusps are the part of the tooth that take the most stress during chewing, they need to cover them completely, or the tooth or filling will keep fracturing.
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What are the Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a custom-made cap that covers the entirety of the tooth, from the chewing surface to the gum line. Dental Crowns are created and placed for medical and cosmetic purposes.

Many patients have heard of dental crowns, but may not be entirely sure how they can help their teeth look and function better. We want our patients to understand the treatment options available to them and their advantages. These are the top benefits of getting dental crowns:

Relieve uncomfortable symptoms. It’s recommended to place a dental crown to complete a restorative treatment, repairing damage to a tooth’s enamel or structure. If you suffer from extensive decay, a tooth root infection, or oral trauma such as a fracture, chip, or breakage, your tooth may ache or feel sore.

Custom-made to suit your smile. Our dental clinic will design your dental crown according to your exact specifications regarding shape, size, color, and fit. You can feel confident that this individualized treatment will suit your needs, preferences, and budget.

Last for many years. At our practice, we use strong, beautiful materials to manufacture our patients’ dental crowns. With proper care (including regular brushing and flossing, as well as routine examinations and cleanings), these permanent prostheses can last between 15 and 30 years. This means that you can enjoy the benefits of dental crowns for decades.

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What’s the Best Kind of Crown for Your Tooth?

There are different types of dental crowns.

Dr. Kurt will perform a thorough examination of the damaged tooth than our expert will proceed to file or fill said tooth to give it the proper shape to support a crown. When the tooth is ready, we take an impression of the tooth and its surrounding area; this will aid us in building a perfectly matching permanent crown for you.

  • E-Max Crown. Commonly used for aesthetic purposes, an E-Max crown gets made from all-ceramic materials. This kind of dental piece gets mostly recommended for the front teeth; they are strong, durable, and look exactly like natural teeth. This material is excellent for individual crowns, tooth bridges that do not require more than three units, and as an aesthetic renewal treatment.
  • Zirconia Crown. This zirconium-made crown is incredibly resilient and can stand wear and tear. It also looks completely natural. These caps do not contain any metals and become modified correctly to the size, shape, and color of your teeth.
  • PFM Crown. PFG stands for “porcelain-fused-to-metal.” As the acronym says, this type of cap is metal on the inside, and it’s covered with porcelain on the outside to provide a more aesthetic and pleasant look. Even if they have a metal interior, PFM crowns are not hazardous, and they give teeth a natural look.
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One Visit Dental Crown in San Diego

It typically takes a dentist two separate appointments to make and place a new dental crown for a patient.

However, thanks to our innovative technology and expertise, we’re able to provide this treatment in a single day.

The appointment involves:

  • Preparing (shaping) the tooth.
  • Taking its impression.
  • Placing the crown.
  • The time needed to perform these steps can range from 30 minutes to an
  • An hour in some rare cases.
  • The dentist will cement the finished crown into place.

Using Sirona Artificial Intelligence Technology, we’re able to create your dental crowns on the spot, making the process much faster than usual, saving you time and money in the process.

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Step by Step Dental Crown Placement Procedure

Before the process of making your crown begins, your dentist will need to anesthetize (numb up) both your tooth and the gum tissue that surrounds it. In the case that your tooth has had root canal treatment, it won’t need numbing. However, your dentist may still feel that anesthetizing its gum tissue is necessary.

  • Ensures that they have enough bulk to have adequate strength.
  • In the case of porcelain crowns, enough ceramic thickness to be able to create a lifelike translucency.

Once your dentist has completed shaping your tooth, they will need to make a copy of it by way of taking a dental impression.

How We Use the Impression of Your Tooth

  • We send the completed impression to a dental laboratory where it's used to create a plaster cast that in turn is used when they fabricate your crown.
  • Since the cast is a precise representation of your tooth and its neighboring teeth, if the crown is made to fit on it, it should fit accurately on your tooth too.
  • Depending on the specific arrangements your dentist has made with the dental laboratory, the amount of turn-around time needed to fabricate a crown is usually on the order of two weeks, possibly less.

Choosing the shade for your crown. If you’re new crown has a porcelain surface, your dentist will need to judge what shade of ceramic most closely matches your tooth’s neighboring teeth.

  • Since the cast is a precise representation of your tooth and its neighboring teeth, if the crown is made to fit on it, it should fit accurately on your tooth too.
  • Depending on the specific arrangements your dentist has made with the dental laboratory, the amount of turn-around time needed to fabricate a crown is usually on the order of two weeks, possibly less.
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What are the Differences Between a Dental Crown and a Veneer?

A dental veneer can be a beautiful restoration for a tooth. It is a thin porcelain shell placed over a tooth. Veneers serve to resolve many of the same problems as what crowns can. There are a few benefits in certain situations that crowns can provide.

Potentially the largest benefit of a crown is the strength that it offers a tooth. If the center of the tooth is suspect to fracture, the crown will accept much of the harmful forces. The crown circumferentially covers the tooth and eliminates the possibility of the tooth breaking outward.

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The Most Innovative Technology In Dental Crowns

make impressions for the dental crown and a second for the placement of said piece.

Don’t settle for standard procedures, though. Serena Family & Cosmetic Dentistry has cutting-edge technology like the Sirona CEREC® equipment that allows us to digitally design and fabricate your crown on the same day of your visit, getting results in a single visit.

Our San Diego dentist is specially trained and up to date with the most advanced tech in our field.

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Latest News & Articles Regarding Your Oral Health

Take some time to read the latest news and articles regarding your oral health. This includes helpful tips on how to improve your dental health and articles regarding innovations in the dental world. In the meantime, we also included some tips to make your dental tourism trip much easier and comfortable.

Finally, we also include some interesting reads for a better understanding of the medical, dental field. At Serena Family & Cosmetic Dentistry we care about you, but most of all, we value your trust.

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