Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns

Damaged teeth can be uncomfortable and lead to additional oral health issues, but 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. Also known as tooth caps, which can help prevent infection and additional tooth decay.

What Is A Dental Crown?

They 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.

When They Are Used

Extreme damage like this can be caused by accidents resulting in lost teeth, teeth that have broken away through excessive wear, or diseases. Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing crowns on teeth relieves the pain and allows a return of full function for these teeth.

Are They Right For You?

Extreme tooth damage beyond repair or missing teeth requires a porcelain crown to bring back your smile’s natural look and function. Dentists utilize them 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 They Last?

When the procedure is performed correctly and fits properly, it can last up to 20 – 30 years with the proper aftercare. A good oral hygiene routine can extend the life of your treatment and preserve the teeth around it.

How We Handle Your Treatment

Fitting your crown will require at least two visits to our office to ensure a comfortable, stable fit.

  1. Take Impressions – 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.
  2. Prepping Your Tooth – We will remove the damage and decay to prep your tooth. Shaping your tooth allows for a tight fit that will keep it from pushing on the surrounding teeth.
  3. Place A Temporary Crown – While we create your new crown, we will fit you with a temporary crown to protect your tooth while you wait.
  4. 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.

Materials We Use

The material used in these repairs is either high-grade porcelain or porcelain bonded to gold. The higher strength of the porcelain and gold materials is recommended to treat the most severe oral problems.

Dependable Alternative To 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 of a cracked or broken tooth or risk additional health concerns. We have the knowledge and experience to repair your smile.