A dental crown is made of dental porcelain and is used to either replace teeth to create a more aesthetic appearance, or to replace a damaged tooth. A porcelain crown is sculpted into a tooth that closely matches your current teeth's shape and replaces your tooth at the gum level. The dental porcelain that makes up the crown replicates the look and strength of actual teeth enamel.
Whether for cosmetic reasons or for health necessity, it's important that you schedule an appointment with your local AACD Accredited Cosmetic Dentist such as from one of our four dental office locations, or from your local area. Your AACD professional will be able to ask the right questions during the consultation. At OC Dental Center, we are always thorough with our consultations and are sensitive to your unique comfort level when visiting a dentist.
After fully examining the state of your teeth, our dentist can offer the best custom procedure for your situation to meet your goals. We welcome all questions and concerns. We have been helping people enjoy healthier, whiter smiles now for over 20 years and our caring staff would love to meet you today.
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Reasons to Get Crowns for Teeth
Crowns are extremely helpful in scenarios such as:
- Tooth decay
- Traumatic tooth event
- Serious enamel eroding
- Broken tooth
- Chipped tooth
Many times we will see clients who grind their teeth at night too much, causing their teeth to become deformed or chipped. Crowns are created and implanted to replace your teeth that are suffering from the issues above, and are many times even stronger and better looking than the original tooth.
Typically the procedure consists of 3 steps:
- Tooth Crown Consultation
- Shaping The Crown
- Crown Implant
1. Tooth Crown Consultation
A dental crown consultation generally begins with your dentists asking questions about the affected tooth or teeth. Our dentist will then begin to gently examine your mouth for external issues. We may also take some X-rays to inspect the bone around the tooth as well as the tooth's roots. After this, our dentist will begin to understand what the most effective treatment will be for your unique teeth size and bite.
2. Molding the Crown
Depending on the condition of the tooth, the area around it will be numbed and will either be filed down or built up to make room for the crown that will be laid over the existing tooth. Then we gently press a putty onto your tooth that will be used to make the crown fit snugly over your tooth. We send these molds to our lab and we will reschedule your second meeting where we will implant the permanent crown.
3. Crown Implant:
Once we receive the mold and you are back in our dental office, we will apply our local anesthetic and cement the crown onto your tooth so it stays in permanently.
The great thing about our state-of-the-art dental facility is that we are able to make the porcelain crowns be virtually identical to the shape, shade, and size of your tooth. So you won't have to worry about any teeth looking out of place or fake. We use the most advanced technology to ensure all of our clients are happy with their crowns!
Does the Procedure Hurt?
We pride ourselves on being gentle, professional, and experienced to greatly minimize any pain felt in our procedures! We understand that some people don't mind going to the dentist and to some, the thought of walking into a dental office gives you anxiety. With OC Dental Center, we assess your comfort level and make sure to address and calm any nerves you may be feeling.
How Should I Maintain My Crown?
Proper oral hygiene in general and staying on top of the maintenance of your mouth and teeth will prevent many different dental problems from occurring in the first place, which means needing less trips to the dentist!
Some best maintenance standards to live by for your dental crowns are the following:
- Brushing teeth twice a day or more
- Flossing your teeth and also around the crown and gum line a daily basis
- Gargling an antibacterial or sanitary mouthwash (backlink to Dr Brite).
How Much Does a Dental Crown Cost?
What is the cost of the dental crown procedure is a common question we get. Every mouth and tooth is different and prices can very depending on the severity of the situation or the type of crown needed. Should any procedure be a little too expensive for you, we accept multiple insurance plans such as: (insurance)
For a free crown consultation please fill out our contact form on our Contact Us page! Or call the number below.
Orange County Crown Procedure - Call (714) 966-9000