King House Dental Group
A crown is a cap that protects the complete tooth surface bringing it back to its natural shape and size. A crown strengthens teeth that have big cavities that fillings can not fix. Porcelain crowns are the most common crown type because they are tooth-colored and highly durable, bringing years of functionality and attractive apperance.
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:
Dental crowns are usually done in two appointments. In your fist visit the dentist will make a 3D impression of your teeth to create the temporary and the permanent crown. The temporary crown will cover your tooth for about two weeks until the dental laboratory makes the porcelain one.
In the first appointment, you will leave with a temporary crown and you will return within 10 - 14 days to receive their permanent crown.To place your porcelain crown, the dentist will remove the temporary one, clean the area perfectly and then cement the new one in. The dentist will take the time to adjust the crown for a comfortable and efficient bite, and you will then be ready to go.
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.
Dentists recommend a crown to reinforce a cracked, damaged or fractured tooth. Crowns are also used to cover a dental implant, a discolored tooth or a root canal. Finally, dentists use crowns to replace large fillings when there is not sufficient natural tooth left or when attaching a bridge.
Dental crowns have an average life span of 15 to 20 years, but they can last even longer if the patient maintains a good oral hygiene regime that includes brushing and flossing and visits the dentist twice a year.
A dental crown procedure can eliminate pain from a tooth that has a crack, chip, or large cavity. They can also give a boost of peace of mind and confidence to the patient because a dental crown resembles a natural tooth restoring both functionality and aesthetics.
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