While teeth are incredibly strong, problems such as cracks, fractures, large fillings or severe decay can still occur. If you want to repair your damaged teeth and a achieve a more attractive smile, then dental crowns may be the right solution for you.
For expert metal or porcelain dental crowns in Sacramento, contact Natomas Crossing Dental Care for a consultation. One of our dentists will conduct a comprehensive examination to determine if a tooth crown is an appropriate treatment option for your condition.
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What is a tooth crown?
A tooth crown is a natural-looking, permanent “tooth cap” that covers a tooth to restore it to its normal size and shape, strengthening the tooth while improving its appearance. You can receive a front tooth crown, a cracked tooth crown or a cap on a back tooth, depending on where in the mouth you require treatment.
Crowns are made of porcelain, metal or a combination of the two. Porcelain crowns are generally preferred because they mimic the translucency of natural teeth and are very strong.
Why do I need a tooth crown?
A tooth cap is most often recommended to:
- Replace a large filling when there isn’t sufficient tooth structure remaining
- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
- Restore a broken tooth with a cracked tooth crown
- Cover a discolored, misshapen or misaligned tooth
- Replace a missing tooth by covering a dental implant
- Cover a tooth that has undergone root canal treatment
- Attach a bridge
- Alleviate discomfort caused by cracked tooth syndrome
What to expect
The process for getting a crown is very simple and straightforward. In most cases it requires just two visits to our office following an initial assessment. The first appointment involves preparing the damaged tooth by shaping it, taking impressions and placing a temporary crown. In the interim, an off-site dental lab will fabricate the new crown. Once the new crown is completed, you will return to our office for a second visit. During this appointment, the dentist will remove the temporary crown and bond the finished crown into place. With proper care, dental crowns can last many years.
Learn more about dental crowns in Sacramento today!
Ready to schedule an appointment and discuss your options for tooth restoration? Dental crowns in Sacramento can help restore your confidence in just a few visits to our office. To learn more, simply fill out our online appointment form or call us at 916-928-9999 today.