Dental Crowns/Caps are an encasing surgically attached to the surface of your tooth, restoring it to its original shape and size. Crowns protect and reinforce your tooth’s structure, and serve as a restorative treatment to address issues in your teeth that fillings and other treatments cannot fix.
At All-in-One Dental Innovations, we offer a variety of crown treatments to repair your teeth. However, Dr. Huang frequently recommends porcelain crowns to his patients because they are the most durable type of crown and because they can match the specific color of your teeth. If you would like to learn more about how crowns and caps can help you obtain a long-lasting, enduring, and natural looking smile, contact us today to schedule a consultation.
There are a variety of dental health concerns for which crowns can be an ideal treatment. While some of the symptoms that can be treated by crowns overlap with those that can be treated by fillings, Dr. Huang will only prescribe crown treatment if it makes the most sense for your dental health needs.
The types of dental health issues that can be treated by crowns include:
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Cosmetic enhancement
- Decaying teeth
- Fractured fillings, sometimes large
- Tooth in need of major root canal
How the Crown Procedure Works
At All-in-One Dental Innovations, and at most dental offices, crown procedures require two visits. On the first visit our Dublin CA Dentist, Dr. Huang will take an impression of your teeth by recording your bite on a mold. This allows our dentists to fit the shape of your bite to your future crown.
Once your initial bite impression is taken, Dr. Huang will numb your tooth and begin removing the damaged parts of it. Dr. Huang will then reshape your tooth so that a temporary crown can be perfectly fitted to match the size of your teeth and the shape of your bite. The temporary crown will stay on your tooth for two weeks while your permanent crown is manufactured.
At your second appointment Dr. Huang will remove the temporary crown, clean your tooth, and fit it with the permanent crown. We take special care to ensure that your bite and spacing are correctly aligned. After the successful cosmetic procedure, Dr. Huang will prescribe you with effective instructions on how to make sure that you maintain strong oral hygiene with your new crown.
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How do Crowns Work?
A crown is used to entirely cover or “cap” a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment. A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function. Porcelain or ceramic crowns can be matched to the color of your natural teeth. Other materials include gold and metal alloys, acrylic and ceramic. These alloys are generally stronger than porcelain and may be recommended for back teeth. Porcelain bonded to a metal shell is often used because it is both strong and attractive.
Your dentist may recommend a crown to:
- Replace a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining
- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
- Restore a fractured tooth
- Attach a bridge
- Cover a dental implant
- Cover a discolored or poorly shaped tooth
- Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment
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All In One Dental Innovations
7046 Dublin Blvd
Dublin, CA 94568