Dental CrownsAn Overview
Dental crowns are a versatile dental restoration used for cosmetic and restorative purposes. Dental crowns are a custom fabricated cap that fits over an existing tooth or can be secured using a dental implant. Dental crowns are made from high-quality dental porcelain that mimics the natural look and feel of tooth enamel.
Dental crowns are commonly recommended to address a range of dental concerns. Dental crowns are considered a permanent dental restoration that restores the natural structure and aesthetic of a damaged tooth.
Dental crowns can be used to address:
- Misshaped tooth
- Discolored tooth
- Crooked tooth
- Decayed tooth
- Chipped or cracked tooth
- Secure a tooth after a root canal
- Replace missing tooth with a dental implant
Replace a Single Missing Tooth
Dental implants are small titanium screws that are surgically placed into the jaw. The dental crown fits snugly to the implant and helps support the alignment and function of the bite.
A dental crown secured with a dental implant is the most natural option for replacing a single missing tooth. The dental crown is secured to the implant with an abutment creating a permanent tooth replacement. Claremont Dental Institute handles all phases of the implant procedure. Our in-house dental implants provide quick, precise results.
Restoring a Tooth After a Root Canal
A root canal is a conservative treatment option for repairing a tooth that is infected. The root canal procedure removes the diseased pulp from the tooth. Most patients who receive a root canal require a dental crown to stabilize the tooth after the removal of pulp.
A dental crown will be custom fit to the tooth after the root canal procedure. The crown is designed to fit over the existing tooth and is permanently bonded in place.
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Dental Crowns What to Expect
Dental crowns typically take two or three visits to our Claremont, CA dentist office to complete. Your dentist will design and fit your restoration in-house.
The procedure begins by preparing the tooth that requires restoration. Your dentist removes a small amount of tooth enamel creating space for the dental crown.
Dental crowns are designed using in-house imagining technology. Digital impressions help your dentist create a customized porcelain crown that looks and feels like a natural tooth.
The digital impressions are displayed on a computer screen and show the precise measurements of your teeth. The dental crown is designed to blend in and enhance the overall aesthetic of your smile.
We make your dental crowns in our on-site dental lab. Patients enjoy fewer visits to our office and faster, more precise results. Our in-house dental lab allows your dentist to make subtle adjustments to your dental crown for a more personalized result.
Once the dental crown is fabricated your dentist will fit the crown on for size. You will work with your dentist to make any necessary size or aesthetic tweaks to create a tooth that you are fully satisfied with. When both patient and dentist are satisfied with their result the dental crown is permanently bonded into place.