A dental crown can serve both restorative and cosmetic purposes in treating many dental concerns. A dental crown may be recommended for the following:
- Decayed tooth
- Damaged tooth
- Misshapen tooth
- Discolored tooth
- Fix gaps between teeth
- Strengthen a tooth after a root canal or support a dental bridge
At Fullerton Craft Smiles, Drs. Kush Patel and Dr. Krutav Patel place high-quality ceramic and porcelain dental crowns. Your dental crown will be color matched to your natural teeth and made to provide years of dental health with proper dental care and oral hygiene.
Dental Crowns: What To Expect
The dental crown process causes minimal discomfort and will require a couple of visits to our Fullerton, CA dentist office. Our staff will ensure that you feel relaxed during your treatment. Drs. Patel will discuss this with you before the procedure and explain all aspects of the process.
The first visit will involve dental impressions and tooth preparation. Some tooth structure has to be removed, and your tooth has to be shaped so that the crown fits over it perfectly. Impressions are taken when this is done so that the crown can be specially made for you. In most cases, a temporary crown will be placed for your comfort until your final restoration is complete.
Your new dental crown will be adjusted for fit and comfort at the second appointment and permanently secured to the prepared tooth with dental cement. Dr. Patel will ensure that you leave our office with a comfortable bite for normal chewing and speaking.
The Benefits Of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are ideal because they can treat such a wide variety of dental issues. Crowns can take care of both cosmetic and restorative issues. They completely cover the tooth, hiding imperfections and replacing parts of the tooth that have broken off. This makes it easy for them to stabilize the tooth and help support any tooth structure that’s weaker. Dental crowns are the last solution to turn to if you have severe decay or damage to the tooth.
When you get a traditional dental bridge, your natural teeth serve as the anchors. This increases wear and tear on these teeth and makes them more susceptible to tooth decay and damage. A dental crown can fortify the anchor teeth. The crowns take the pressure and strain of supporting the bridge instead of your natural teeth. This is also true when you have a root canal procedure. A crown fortifies the tooth and seals it from any further infection. We want to ensure you still have full use of this tooth.
Dental crowns are the final restoration most typically used to complete a dental implant. We place an implant post in the jaw and an abutment piece on top of it to connect it to a final restoration. A dental crown is the most natural looking and feeling restoration to complete an implant. We custom-make them to fit in with the size, shape, and color of the rest of your smile. People won’t even be able to tell it’s a restoration.
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.