Crown your Teeth with Strong, Natural-Looking Restorations! 

Dental crowns are a type of cap that entirely covers a tooth. A tooth crown can be fitted where a tooth has broken, decayed, or been damaged. Sometimes crowns are just to enhance a smile. But, no matter the reason to fit a crown, the tooth will need to drill down the tooth to place a dental crown.

Dental crowns are custom-made precision items cemented over a tooth or dental implant to cover and protect it completely. Traditionally, a crown has been described as metal or ceramic fused metal.

However, advancing dental technology has provided better materials, such as the ones based on Zirconium. These materials are reliable and durable, thus eliminating a metal substructure requirement for your dental crowns in San Diego. Ceramic dental crowns now are the standard in producing the ultimate aesthetic result.

Your Cosmetic Dentist in Clairemont will be able to give full advice about this and other procedures that can improve your smile. Call us today to book you an appointment.

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Dental Implant iconWhy is a Dental Crown Needed?

Dental crowns in San Diego have been used by dentists to repair teeth for a long time. A tooth crown is a procedure we use to restore teeth in a variety of cases, including: 

  • We use a tooth crown after root canal treatment
  •  To restore a damaged or broken tooth. 
  • To enhance the appearance of teeth. 
  •  To replace existing dental crowns with a poor look.
  • To add strength to a weakened tooth. 
  • To restore broken down teeth and prevent further breakage.
  • To connect with a dental implant

As a cosmetic dentist in San Diego, Dr. Serena addresses her patients’ aesthetic and functional needs achieving remarkable results. 

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

If you are looking for information about dental crowns in San Diego, such as types, costs, and procedures, we can clarify your doubts. 

Each material has its own set of advantages and disadvantages, and the right dental crown material for you will depend on which teeth are being capped. 

  • E-Max Crown: Commonly used for aesthetic purposes, E-Max crowns are made from all-ceramic materials.
  • Zirconia Crown: This zirconium-made crown is amazingly resilient and can stand wear and tear. It also looks completely natural. These caps don’t contain any metals and become modified correctly to your teeth’ size, shape, and color.

At Serena Dental we care to give you the best quality available in the market, this way we use strong, beautiful materials to improve your oral health. You can enjoy the benefits of dental crowns for decades.


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*This comparison is an E-max crown and zirconia crown.

All-metal and porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crown still have their place, but their corner of the restorative dental practice is numbered. Today’s patients prefer porcelain and zirconia crowns because of both offer strength and lifelike esthetics.

A few advantages of porcelain crowns include:

  • They can achieve a very high level of true-to-life esthetics in the hands of a true craftsman.
  • Strong and can hold up to normal daily wear and tear for many years.
  • Using advanced technology, porcelain crowns can be designed, crafted, and placed on-site in a single appointment.
  • Require less tooth preparation.

Zirconia crowns first became widely used in the 1990s. This ceramic contains about 90% zirconium oxide, lending its unparalleled strength and bio-compatibility.

Some advantages of zirconia crowns include:

  • They can achieve a high level of realism.
  • Are nearly unbreakable and will stand up to the harsh environment of the back of the mouth better than all-porcelain.
  • Zirconia crowns are highly biocompatible, as the smooth surface helps to reduce plaque accumulation. \
  • Zirconia is suitable for patients with metal allergies.

The price of a crown varies based on multiple factors. The material of a dental crown, the placement area (tooth), and the tooth’s size all impact the price of the entire procedure.

Your cosmetic dentist in Clairemont can explain more about prices and materials. Book an appointment today to learn more.

While you can consider certain factors when estimating the average lifetime of a dental crown, it’s impossible to be 100% sure how long your dental crown will last.

Your best bet is to carefully consider the factors that influence the average lifetime of dental crowns before deciding to crown a tooth.

With that said, dental crowns have an average lifespan of 10 to 30 years. That’s a big span, but crowns are different.

While some crowns can last a lifetime, others are prone to cracking sooner after they’re placed. Your dentist might estimate one crown to last 15 years, but then expect another to last about 20. And while an estimate isn’t a promise, it’s a good guideline to help you make the right choice for yourself.

Despite the fact that good crowns last a minimum of 8 years, dental insurance companies are usually willing to pay for crowns to be replaced after 5 to 8 years. There’s a very good chance your crown won’t break in that time, so (financially speaking) crowns are a practical choice.

4453 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92117

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