At California Shine Dental, we aim to provide our patients with dentistry that is undetectable. One way to gain natural looking teeth is by replacing existing crowns and fillings with dental restorations. A crown is designed to completely encircle or cap a tooth or implant. They are often recommended for patients with large cavities that threaten the health of the tooth. Using dental cement, crowns are bonded to the tooth to improve strength and appearance.
In cases where teeth are beyond repair, we can use porcelain or “pasted on gold” crowns to completely transform your smile. This durable method is able to permanently replace missing teeth and create a functional smile. We are well-known for our high quality work with treatments that last upwards of 20 to 30 years.
How a Crown is Fitted
Crowning is generally accomplished by obtaining dental impressions of a prepared tooth to properly fabricate the crown outside the mouth. The dentist will then insert the crown during the next appointment. Gold is a popular option for crowns as they are comparable to similar crown materials in cost and are aesthetically-pleasing.
Fitting a Dental Crown
Getting a crown requires at least two separate visits to our office. First, we’ll remove excess decay, shape the tooth, and insert a temporary metal or plastic crown. On the second visit, the temporary crown will be removed and the permanent crown fitted into place using cement.
Dental Crown Benefits
- Replace missing teeth
- Fix damaged or broken teeth
- Appears natural
- Transforms your smile
- Allows for functional chewing
Capabilities of Dental Crowns
Crowns are commonly used to address a number of dental conditions, from accidents to everyday wear and tear. Over time, old fillings can weaken, causing appearance problems due to chipping and staining. Crowns return full dental function, relive pain and can give you a beautiful, confident smile.