A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations. Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Redlands, CA dentist, Dr. Steve Tatevossian, uses advanced technology to create dental crows with precision and accuracy, so they fit the patient's tooth, look natural, and last for years.
Common reasons for dental crowns include:
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Cosmetic enhancement
- Decayed teeth
- Fractured fillings
- Large fillings
- Tooth has had a root canal
Dental Crowns Reviews
"Dr T and his staff are exceptional! After years of going to top rated dentists where I felt like just another patient, I luckily found King House Dental. I had had disabling fibromyalgia for years that would not respond to treatment. It started right after I got my first crown. I had nothing but pain and aggravation from that tooth and after years of trying other remedies, I suspected it could be linked. Every dentist I went to told me it was fine. I had others tell me it was TMJ and try to extort big money from me. Dr T took the time to get to the bottom of my pain, over an hour of detective work and he found it. A hairline crack almost undetectable and a leak in that "perfectly good" crown that had caused a raging infection to go unnoticed underneath for years. Unnoticed by everyone but me. He removed the problem and fixed me up and my life without Fibromyalgia pain resumed. Without his determination to help me when others wouldn't take the time, I wouldn't have my life back today. Since then I know I am in excellent care when it comes to my dental care. I drive over an hour to visit here and it's well worth it."- J.C. / Yelp / Jul 06, 2016
"Dr. T and his staff have always been wonderful to work with for both myself (parent) and children. Unfortunately, due to an insurance change I had to take my 5 yr. old to another dentist where I was told he needed to have 2 root canals and crowns in addition to 2 filings. A week of battling with insurance companies and the new dentist office led me right back to Dr. T! I got a same day appointment for my son and the wonderful news that he did NOT have any new cavities, and no root canals or crowns were needed. A simple fix of replacing a filing which had fallen out. Took all of 5 minuets. They literally saved me thousands of dollars and the heartache of what could potentially have been. Love Love Love this place!"- N.M. / Yelp / Sep 15, 2016
"Dr. T is very patient- the best dentist I've ever seen. He took time to explain the details during the process of my crown, and made sure I wasn't left with any questions at the end of each visit. I get the sense that Dr T. (as well as the rest of his great staff) are very passionate about their work. It shows in how they treat the patients. Thanks!"- M.J. / Facebook / Mar 28, 2017
"I really do not like going to the dentist..I explained that to Dr.T.. he was very understanding and was very patient with me.. If I had insurance I'd go regularly.. My old crown came off last night and I panicked.. He got me in last min to fix it and had to do a root canal.. The staff are so friendly and understanding..??"- J.L. / Google / Oct 16, 2017
"Like many people, I too have dental anxiety. We moved to Redlands a year ago and we were in the process of finding a new dentist right before Covid hit and once it did I put finding one on the back burner. Eventually I started to ask around and read wonderful things about Dr. T and his staff which led me to do more online research that only reaffirmed what a mutual friend had shared with me. From the very first phone call they were very attentive and kind. The dental office that I had visited before had told me that I needed an incredible amount of work done and STRONGLY encouraged me to fill out a credit application through their office to pay for what I supposedly needed so that was in the back of my mind when I went for my initial visit and I while I was worried about my dental visit, I was also worried about what it was going to cost as well! I did need several things done BUT it was a 1/3 of the cost of what I had been quoted and Dr. T was very transparent about the services he was going to provide which included a tooth extraction and 2 crowns and not an extended list of random things that were not necessary per the other dental office! I've had all of my work completed, the staff was incredibly friendly and I felt safe, especially with Covid numbers being so high in this area. I am thankful that we found a dentist that was honest and that made us feel welcomed which is not something my family and I have felt since we have moved here. Now both my husband and I are patients of Dr. T. and we will continue to have King House Dental take care of all of our needs. Thank you Dr. T and his staff for being wonderful people!"- J.P. / Google / Jan 18, 2021
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown, which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory. To place a dental crown, the tooth must first be prepared by removing any existing decay, old fillings, and a small amount of enamel. Using 3-D imaging, we will create a digital representation of the tooth to help prepare the crown. In the first appointment, our patient will leave with a temporary crown, and generally returns within 10 – 14 days to receive their permanent crown.
The cost of crowns will vary depending on the severity of damage to the teeth and the amount of repair needed. Our office will check with the patient’s insurance provider prior to treatment to inquire how much of the cost of this procedure is covered.
Best Candidates for Crowns?
A dentist may recommend a crown for treatment in the following situations: to cover a severely cracked or damaged tooth, to restore a fractured tooth, to cover a dental implant, to replace a large filling when there isn’t enough natural tooth remaining, to cover a misshapen or discolored tooth, to cover a tooth after a root canal, to protect a weak or fractured tooth, and to attach a bridge.
How Long Do Crowns Last?
Dental crowns typically last 15 - 20 years before they become damaged or need to be replaced. It is important that the patient maintain a healthy dental regimen to extend the life of crowns.
Dental Crown Benefits?
Dental crowns help to alleviate pain as well as cracks, chips, and strains on the teeth. For many patients, dental crowns give them a boost of confidence once they see their restored smile. Today, most dental crowns are composed of porcelain or ceramic, which maintains a natural look and texture, matching the patient’s smile.
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Patients who are suffering from chips, cracks, and teeth strain should call and make an appointment to come to our office for consultation with Dr. Tatevossian. King House Dental works hard to exceed patient expectations with high quality service and advanced dental technology.