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Laguna View Family Dental

Dental Crowns
Elk Grove, CA

Dental Crowns by dentist in Elk Grove, CA.Your teeth see a lot of use every single day. While they can withstand some pretty strong forces, the teeth are not invincible. Physical trauma and decay can compromise their structural integrity and leave them susceptible to painful infections. When you have been faced with tooth damage, Laguna View Family Dental can treat the affected teeth with crowns.

What is a Crown?

Damaged teeth require treatment right away. Even damage that appears minor at first should be addressed right away. Without treatment, damage can worsen over time. The structural integrity and the health of the affected tooth are compromised. A dental crown is a restoration designed to treat a damaged tooth. It is a cap-like structure that encases the entire visible surface of the affected tooth, helping to protect the tooth from further harm and infections while restoring the strength of the tooth so that it can function normally in your mouth.

Types of Crowns

There are several different types of crowns available. Types of crowns include
•  Metal. Metal crowns are made entirely from metal. They are the strongest type of crown available and are practically indestructible. Metal crowns can last 50 years or more. One of the biggest disadvantages to metal crowns is that they are silver or gold in color, which causes them to stand out significantly from the rest of your teeth.
•  Porcelain fused to metal. PFM crowns have a metal base, which surrounds the damaged tooth. They also have a porcelain coating. The metal base helps to provide superior protection while the porcelain provides a more aesthetic solution. However, a thin metal line can sometimes be seen through the porcelain, which causes it to become more obvious.
•  Ceramic. Ceramic crowns are made entirely from ceramic. This material provides ideal aesthetics, perfectly mimicking the qualities of your natural teeth. While not as strong as metal crowns, ceramic can withstand most normal use, making them ideal for teeth toward the front of the mouth where bite pressures are less.

Why Get a Crown?

A crown provides numerous benefits.
•  Your tooth is provided with protection from further damage and infections.
•  The strength of your tooth is restored. Your tooth can function normally following the placement of a crown.
•  You avoid the need for a tooth extraction and tooth replacement.
•  A crown can protect the completion of a root canal.
•  Crowns can also anchor a dental bridge into place.

What is the Crown Procedure Like?

It typically requires two separate appointments to place a dental crown. At the first appointment, your tooth is prepared. Performed under a local anesthetic, preparing the tooth involves removing a portion of the enamel. This is done to make the tooth smaller, ensuring that your crown fits properly and comfortably into place. Next, an impression of your mouth is taken.

After your impression is taken, it is sent to our dental lab. Technicians use the impression to design and fabricate your custom crown. It can take up to two weeks for your crown to be completed. While you wait, a temporary crown is placed to protect the tooth. Once the crown is complete, you have your second appointment. We check the crown for fit and to make sure your bite is comfortable and natural. If no adjustments are required, the crown is bonded into place on the tooth.

With a crown, we can protect a damaged or decayed tooth, preventing further physical damage or infections. At the same time, we can also restore the strength of the affected tooth, allowing it to function normally. If you have suffered tooth damage, even minor damage, call Laguna View Family Dental at (916) 683-1335 to schedule your consultation today.

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