If you have major damage or decay to your teeth are at risk of significant oral health issues that can cause additional tooth decay or infection. Dr. Carol Jin D.D.S., can fit you with a dental crown in her San Ramon office that is comfortable and natural in your mouth.
What Is A Dental Crown?
Dental crowns are caps that cover your teeth to restore the damage that causes pain or discomfort. They are fitted to your tooth completely surrounding it and are commonly used when fillings and other repair methods can’t be utilized.
Why Do I Need One?
Extreme tooth damage beyond repair or missing teeth requires a porcelain crown to bring back your smile’s natural look and function. Dentists utilize crowns because they are a reliable treatment option that provides long-lasting oral correction of significant damage.
- Fix Damaged Teeth
- Fill In Missing Teeth
- Support Misshaped Teeth
- Strength Broken Or Cracked Teeth
- Restore Your Natural Smile
- Restore Function
- Protection For Surrounding Teeth
How Long Do Crowns Last?
When the procedure is performed correctly and fits properly, it can last up to 20 – 30 years with the right aftercare. A good oral hygiene routine can extend the life of your treatment and preserve the teeth around it.
Our Treatment Process
Fitting a dental crown will require at least two visits to our office to ensure a comfortable, stable fit.
Take Impressions To Create Your Crown
We begin by taking an impression of your tooth so we can create the crown with the shape of your existing tooth. This helps ensure a solid fit with no gaps that can result in further damage.
Prepping Your Tooth
We will remove the damage and decay so we can prep your tooth for the crown. Shaping your tooth allows for a tight fit that will keep it from pushing on the surrounding teeth.
Place Your Temporary Crown
While we create your new crown, we will fit you with a temporary crown to protect your tooth while you wait.
Remove And Fit Your Permanent Crown
On your second visit, we will remove your temporary cap, prep your tooth, fit the final crown, and cement it into place.
Prevent Further Oral Issues
Crown and bridgework are reliable solutions for major dental problems caused by accidents, diseases, or wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques.
The material used in these repairs is either high-grade porcelain or porcelain bonded to gold. A higher strength of the porcelain and gold materials is recommended to treat the most serious oral problems.
Common Reasons For Tooth Damage
Where accidental damage has occurred, resulting in lost teeth, or where teeth have broken away through excessive wear, or due to old fillings breaking, crowns and bridges can be used as a long-term solution.
Symptoms To Watch Out For
Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return of full function for these teeth.
Alternative For Veneers
Older fillings in front teeth can weaken the teeth and cause “appearance” problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns and dental bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, dental crowns can prevent breakage.
Schedule Your Dental Crown Appointment
Call our office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Carol Jin D.D.S. for dental crowns in San Ramon. No need to deal with the pain from a cracked or broken tooth We have the knowledge and experience to repair your smile.