Davis Dentist, Dentist in Davis, CA

Paul E. Johnson, DDS

Dagon H.C. Jones, DDS

Michael D. Ciccarelli, DMD

 

General Dentistry

530.756.5300

Crowns
 

Crowns

A crown is a full coverage restoration. If a tooth has lost a large amount of tooth structure, a crown is often recommended . This loss of tooth structure is often due to extensive decay or fracture. Crowns protect a tooth from fracture, sometimes a crown is recommended when small cracks are seen in a tooth. After a posterior tooth has root canal therapy, a crown is often recommended because root canal treated teeth are much more prone to fracture.

Crowns can be made from porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or a full gold crown. To maintain a natural look and feel a porcelain finished crown is best, as it can be matched to the shade of your other teeth. This will allow it to blend in and appear just like one of your natural teeth.

The process of installing a crown takes 2-3 visits to the dentist. On the first visit the tooth will be reshaped by filing down the enamel so that the crown can be placed over it. You will be given a local anesthetic before this part of the procedure so that you do not experience any discomfort. Once the tooth has been reshaped, a mold will be taken of that tooth and the surrounding teeth. This mold will be sent to a dental lab so that your new crown can be made so that it fits in the spot created for it and looks the same relative to the surrounding teeth. Before leaving, your dentist will fit you with a temporary crown until your permanent crown is ready.

The crown takes about 2-3 weeks to be returned to your dentist. At this time you will have another appointment to place and fit the permanent crown. You will again have a local anesthetic to numb the area and the tooth will be placed using a cement to ensure the tooth sets in place. When you look in the mirror, you will see your old smile back. Crowns are durable and will usually last about 10-15 years. You should care for it as you would any of your other teeth with regular brushing and flossing. Call us today if you would like to learn more about how crowns can help restore your smile.

 
 
 
We proudly offer dental crowns at our convenient location in Davis, CA. A Dental Crown is a popular cosmetic procedure that can benefit many people who are suffering from a variety of teeth appearance problems and structural flaws including chipped teeth, cracked teeth; discolored, stained, large gaps, receding gum and decaying teeth