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Dental Crowns

DENTAL CROWNS IN CERRITOS, CA

If your teeth have cavities or are missing a cap, they can be uncomfortable and not fun to eat with. Damaged teeth may also be cosmetically unpleasant. Fortunately, Dentist of Cerritos utilizes the latest in dental technologies, including modern dental crowns, to repair your smile.

WHAT IS A DENTAL CROWN?

A dental crown is a synthetic cap that sits on top of the damaged tooth. It looks and functions like a real tooth and is designed to blend in with your natural teeth. Dental crowns are used for a variety of functional and cosmetic dental applications, including cavities and dental bridges. Also, in a traditional dental bridge, crowns are used to provide a secure base between which a third tooth sits, which replaces a missing tooth.

WHAT ARE DENTAL CROWNS MADE OF?

Dental crowns can be made of a variety of materials. Perhaps the most popular material is composite resin, which is affordable and easily matches natural tooth color. Metals can be used, including gold, as well as porcelain ceramic. You can choose the type of crown you receive within the parameters of your particular case and treatment needs.

WHAT ARE DENTAL CROWNS USED FOR?

In addition to being the foundation for certain types of dental bridges, dental crowns are used for cases such as:

  • Worn down or cracked teeth that could use some protection.
  • Large cavities that require more than just a dental filling.
  • Teeth that are misshapen or discolored.
  • Tooth restoration after root canal therapy.
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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DENTAL CROWNS?

The benefits of dental crowns include:

  • Protection and strengthening of teeth with cavities.
  • Relief of tooth sensitivity to temperature changes.
  • Support for weak or damaged teeth.
  • A more consistent and even smile.

HOW LONG DO DENTAL CROWNS LAST?

Dental crowns are very strong and can last one to two decades if properly taken care of. While ceramic resin can break under extreme circumstances, certain crown materials, such as gold, are even stronger than natural teeth. You can eat pretty much everything you would normally eat with a dental crown, just avoid chewing on really hard objects or sticky substances.

HOW DO YOU CARE FOR DENTAL CROWNS?

Maintaining your crowns will be easy if you are already used to brushing and flossing twice daily. You should take a few special precautions about the types of foods you eat. Sticky toffee, for example, could potentially dislodge a crown, and any sort of hard objects you chew could wear the surface down (which can also happen to natural teeth). See us at Dentist of Cerritos at least twice per year for checkups and cleanings.

HOW DO I GET STARTED WITH DENTAL CROWNS?

To get started with dental crowns, our dentist in Cerritos will examine your teeth and gums. We will take X-rays and any other necessary images. If a cavity needs to be worked on, this will happen first before the crown is placed. We will make impressions of your teeth and provide a temporary crown while your new, custom crown is being made.

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HOW MUCH DO DENTAL CROWNS COST?

Dental crowns are reasonably priced with an average range of $500 to $2000, depending on the materials used. Gold will be the most expensive, usually, and porcelain ceramic is more than composite resin. Often, your dental insurance may help with some of the costs, particularly if the procedure is not purely cosmetic.

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