Dental CrownAn Overview
A dental crown, sometimes called a tooth cap or tooth crown, covers the entire tooth, like a cap, and is permanently cemented into place. They are custom made to blend naturally with your smile as well as correct any cosmetic concerns such as the color and/or shape of the treated tooth. Dr. Kush Patel and Dr. Krutav Patel place high quality ceramic and porcelain dental crowns in their Placentia, CA area dentist office that will enhance your natural smile and support lasting dental health.
Is a Dental Crown Right For You?
A dental crown covers the entire tooth and is permanently bonded into place. The crown provides strength, aesthetics and lasting durable function. Dental crowns are stain and decay resistant and can last for many years. Drs. Patel and Patel, Placentia, CA dentists, may recommend a dental crown for any of the following dental problems or cosmetic concerns:
- After a root canal
- Restore tooth with large cavity
- Repair broken or cracked tooth
- Improve appearance of misshaped or crooked tooth
- Cover stained or discolored tooth
- Close gaps between teeth
- Lengthen teeth
- Used as a prosthetic tooth and secured to a dental implant for a single missing tooth
Dr. Patel and his staff are amazing. The doctor is very knowledgeable and had a gentle hand when replacing and adding fillings. He also made sure that my bite was adjusted correctly afterward. I have always felt welcome and the remodeled office is lovely. With his practice relatively new, I've…Nancy B.
Awesome office, very clean. Staff are super welcoming and friendly. Very knowledgeable dentist. Highly recommend!Charlotte W.
Dr K Patel is very caring and has a great bedside manner. His receptionist Kelly always have a beautiful smile.Susan B.
The best dentist office I have ever been to. Super friendly staff and great atmosphere. I got to listen to my favorite Pandora station while getting my teeth cleaned. Everything was great and I will definitely be coming back and recommending this place to everyone. Great experience!Michelle C.
Dental Crown What to Expect
Comprehensive Exam – Dr. Patel will conduct a thorough examination of your overall dental health at his Placentia, CA cosmetic dentistry office to determine if dental crowns are right for you. He will examine the teeth, gums, mouth, and jaw joints to diagnose your condition. After that, an individualized treatment plan will be prepared that addresses your health concerns as well as the cosmetic goals.
Tooth Preparation – Once the treatment plan is finalized, Dr. Patel will prepare the tooth/teeth by removing a small amount of the natural tooth structure and by removing an old fillings or tooth crowns to accommodate the dental crown. Impressions will be taken of the tooth that is receiving the dental crown as well as the neighboring teeth to ensure proper fit and placement. In most cases, Dr. Patel will use a temporary tooth crown to provide protection. The temporary tooth cap will be placed on the tooth while the final restoration is being fabricated at the dental laboratory.
Final Restoration – In about 2 to 3 weeks, you will return to our Placentia, CA dentist office for the dental crown placement. Dr. Patel will remove the temporary dental crown and attach the permanent dental crown, make any necessary adjustments and secure it for a permanent fit.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are interested in learning more about getting a dental crown in our Anaheim, CA, Placentia, CA and Fullerton, CA area dentist office, schedule an appointment with Dr. Kush Patel or Dr. Krutav Patel. Fullerton Craft Smiles are currently welcoming new patients.