Dental Crowns Cerritos CA

Dental Crowns

DENTAL CROWNS CERRITOS, CA

Teeth with deep dental decay, significant structural damage (fractured), or a deep crack can be uncomfortable and even painful. Depending on where the tooth is in your mouth, a damaged tooth is also not aesthetically pleasing.

Thankfully, we can repair damaged teeth with high-quality dental crowns in Cerritos. Your experienced, and well-qualified dentist uses the latest dental technology and techniques to repair the tooth. You’re left with a beautiful crown that looks as good as your natural teeth.

What Is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown (also called a cap) is a restorative appliance that fits over and covers a damaged tooth. It looks and functions just like a real tooth and is designed to blend in with your other teeth.

Dental crowns are used for a variety of functional and cosmetic dental applications, including restoring teeth damaged by dental decay or serving as abutments in dental bridges to replace a missing tooth. Dental crowns in Cerritos can also be used to treat:

  • Cracked teeth
  • Teeth with extensive enamel wear
  • Deep dental decay that can’t be restored with a filling
  • Misshapen or discolored teeth
  • A tooth that’s had root canal treatment

A dental crown provides structure, strength, and stability to damaged teeth, helping to prevent further damage that could lead to tooth loss.

Dental Crowns in Cerritos CA
Dental Crowns Dentist in Cerritos CA

What Are Dental Crowns Made of?

Traditionally, dental crowns have been made from a variety of materials including:

  • Gold
  • Other metals (chromium and nickel-chromium)
  • Porcelain fused to metal (metal substructure with porcelain on the outside)
  • Pure porcelain/ceramic

These days, many crowns can be made of pure porcelain/ceramic. However, in some instances, stronger materials (like gold) are required to adequately preserve the tooth structure.

One of the main benefits of choosing porcelain or porcelain fused to metal is that the shade of the porcelain can be matched to the natural shade of your teeth. Porcelain is also mostly stain resistant (it can stain if you constantly smoke, eat acidic foods, and drink coffee or red wine).

What Are the Benefits of Dental Crowns in Cerritos?

The benefits of dental crowns include:

  • Adding structure to teeth that have lost a lot of natural tooth structure to dental decay
  • Adding structure and strength to fractured teeth/li>
  • Relieving tooth sensitivity caused by enamel wear or a crack
  • Making your smile more beautiful

Dental crowns in Cerritos are one of the best ways to restore damaged teeth. They can also help to even out your bite, relieving pressure on teeth that would otherwise break down due to sustained pressure.

Dental Crowns Dentists in Cerritos CA
Dental Crowns Dentistry in Cerritos CA

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

Dental crowns are very strong and can last one to two decades with proper care. The materials we use to fabricate crowns are as strong as or even stronger than natural teeth. You can eat pretty much everything you would normally eat, though we do recommend you avoid chewing on really hard objects like pens or ice or sticky substances.

The better you care for your teeth, the longer they will last. The same goes for dental crowns in Cerritos. Daily brushing and flossing, as well as regular visits to your dentist for cleanings and checkups, will keep your teeth and crowns in good shape.

How Do You Care for Dental Crowns?

The great thing about crowns is that they’re incredibly easy to care for – simply care for them as you would your natural teeth.

Brush at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Invest in an electric toothbrush if possible as it will help you clean more thoroughly around the crown margins (where the crown meets the tooth at the base of your tooth).

Floss at least once a day, making sure to hug the side of the tooth/crown and slide down into the gum pocket to clean plaque out from it as well as between the teeth.

There are some precautions to take as well. Avoid overly sticky foods (like toffee) as they can dislodge a crown. Hard objects can wear down the biting surface of the crown. Chewing on them can also bruise the tooth structure beneath the crown, making your tooth sensitive to bite pressure.

What Can You Expect at Your Dental Crown Preparation Appointment?

To get started, your Cerritos dentist will examine your teeth and gums. We will take X-rays and any other necessary images. If you have a cavity, we will make sure to remove all the decay before placing the crown. We will make impressions of your teeth and provide a temporary crown while your new, custom crown is being made.

Due to new technology, we can, in some cases, fabricate a crown on the same day that we prepare the tooth. Using CAD/CAM technology and machinery, we can take images of the preparation. A computer will then generate a model of the tooth and a machine will fabricate a porcelain crown. We can prepare and deliver the crown at the same appointment.

How Much Do Dental Crowns in Cerritos Cost?

Dental crowns are reasonably priced with an average range of $500 to $2000, depending on the materials used. Gold and porcelain – the strongest and most aesthetically pleasing – are typically the most expensive. But they’re definitely worth the cost.

Insurance companies typically don’t care what materials are used. If your plan covers dental crowns in Cerritos, your insurance will pay a percentage (usually around 50%) regardless of material. Of course, it’s best to discuss any terms/conditions with your insurance company, as all companies and plans differ to some extent.

Even if your insurance company covers crowns, they may not pay anything if the crown is for cosmetic purposes only. Your Cerritos dentist and billing team will work with you and your insurance to determine how much the insurance will pay and to come up with a payment plan that works with your budget.

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Restore Your Teeth with Dental Crowns in Cerritos

Protecting and preserving your teeth is the highest priority for your Cerritos dentist and their team. They are constantly working hard to find the best techniques, materials, tools, and technology to help you keep your teeth healthy and strong.

One of the best ways to do this is with modern dental crowns. If you have a broken or cracked tooth, talk to your dentist about which dental crown option is best for your unique needs.

Your Cerritos Dentist Provides High-Quality Crowns That Look and Feel Like Natural Teeth

Would you like to know more about our dental crown options? Contact our team to schedule a consultation.

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