Dental Crowns in Cerritos, CA

Damage or severe decay shouldn’t hold you back from a beautiful, functional smile. Restore your tooth with a natural-looking, durable dental crown.

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Why should I choose dental crowns?

Dental crowns are used for a variety of restorative and cosmetic treatments. For instance, they are the recommended treatment option for patients suffering from damaged, broken, or severely decayed teeth. After the damage and decay is cleared and the existing tooth structure is shaped into a sturdy platform, a dental crown can be placed. These tooth-shaped caps cover the natural tooth down to the gum line to protect the remaining tooth while maintaining the look, feel, and functionality of your smile. Crowns are also commonly used to complete root canal therapy or a dental implant procedure.

The Benefits of Dental Crowns

Natural Tooth Roots Are Retained

Crowns protect the natural tooth and root structure that remains after decay has been cleared away.

Matches Your Natural Smile

Lab-made dental crowns are designed to look and feel just like your natural teeth and blend in with your smile.

Durable & Longlasting

A properly made crown can last up to 15 years with good oral hygiene habits. Ask your dentist for ways to enhance the longevity of your new crown.

With or Without Metal

When it comes to dental crowns, you have the option of choosing between metal and non-metal materials depending on your unique needs. While metal crowns may be more cost-effective, non-metal options like zirconia provide a natural-looking, biocompatible option. We can help you make an informed decision about which type of crown is best for you.

Zirconia Crowns

Zirconia is an increasingly popular material used for dental crowns due to its exceptional strength, durability, and biocompatibility. Unlike traditional dental crown materials like porcelain or metal, zirconia crowns are less prone to chipping, cracking, and wear, making them a more long-lasting solution.

The Dental Crown Treatment Process

Preparing The Tooth

To start the procedure, your dentist will clean your mouth and apply local anesthesia for comfort. Based on your preference or your dentist's assessment, you may also receive sedation. Next, the decayed enamel will be removed with a dental drill. This process also involves reshaping your tooth to provide a sturdy base for the placement of a dental crown.

Imaging & Temporary Crown Placement

The process of creating your custom dental crown starts with obtaining impressions of your teeth. This can be done through the use of dental putty or a cutting-edge 3D scanner. To ensure a seamless integration with your natural smile, we'll also take some supplementary images of your teeth. Your impressions will then be forwarded to a dental laboratory for the fabrication of your crown using durable materials. During this time, your dentist will place a temporary crown to safeguard your recently shaped tooth until the completion of your permanent crown.

Final Fit & Finish

Once your permanent dental crown is complete, you'll be scheduled for a final fitting at our office. Our team will conduct a thorough examination to confirm the comfort and proper fit of your crown, making any necessary modifications. Once the fit is deemed satisfactory, your dentist will securely fasten the crown in place using a strong dental adhesive. This final fitting completes the dental crown process.

Before & Afters

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Did you know?

Dental crowns can be made out of metals, porcelain, resin, and ceramics.

Source: Cleveland Clinic

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out these frequently asked questions, or call us to speak with our team.

Are dental crowns covered by insurance?

Dental crowns that are recommended as a restorative treatment are often covered by insurance policies. The amount of coverage, and how much you will have to pay, will vary based on your plan. Dental crowns for cosmetic purposes may not be covered by insurance. Check with your dental insurance provider to find out if dental crowns are covered under your policy.

How do I care for my dental crown?

Caring for your dental crown is simple and similar to caring for your natural teeth. Implementing a routine of brushing for at least two minutes twice daily and flossing at least once, especially before bed, is crucial for maintaining the health of your crown. Regular dental visits every six months and avoiding consumption of excessively hard or sticky foods can also aid in preserving the longevity of your dental crown.

How long do dental crowns last?

When crafted and placed correctly, dental crowns have the potential to last up to 15 years. Maintaining good oral hygiene habits, such as brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing once daily, along with regular dental check-ups and cleanings every 6 months, can contribute to the longevity of your crown. Although same-day crowns may not be as durable, they can still provide long-lasting results with appropriate care and maintenance.

How do I know if I need a dental crown?

If you are experiencing pain, discomfort, or have visible damage or discoloration in your teeth due to decay or trauma, you may be a candidate for a dental crown. It’s always necessary to consult with your dentist to see if a crown can help address your oral health concerns. Scheduling an appointment with your dentist will allow for a thorough evaluation and help them determine if a crown is the right solution for you.

What issues can a dental crown treat?

Dental crowns are a common solution for treating teeth that have been impacted by decay or damage. Patients with severe cavities and those who have experienced dental trauma, resulting in cracked, chipped, or broken teeth may also benefit from a dental crown. Additionally, individuals who have undergone root canal therapy often require a crown to complete the procedure as it serves to protect the tooth from future problems by capping it down to the gumline. Crowns can also be used to restore the shape, appearance, and functionality of teeth. They can be used in cosmetic cases as an alternative to veneers or dental bonding.

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