Dental Crowns in El Cajon, CA
With the increase in dental fractures over the last year, it’s more important than ever that patients know where to turn when dental injuries arise. Here at Bella Dental Group in El Cajon, CA, Dr. Soto and her team work tirelessly to provide your smile with the restorative treatments and care they deserve when injuries or accidents occur. Our team also prides itself on providing high-quality dental crowns to restore smiles.
About Dental Crowns
When your tooth has suffered significant damage, either through trauma, infection, or severe decay, then the integrity of its structure may be compromised. When this happens, a dental filling just isn’t going to protect your severely damaged tooth. The only way to preserve what’s left of your natural tooth is to apply a dental crown.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap often made from porcelain that goes over the top of the tooth and covers it completely. The dental crown is then cemented into place to provide additional protection, durability, and strength to the natural tooth.
Reasons for Dental Crowns
Several situations warrant the use of a dental crown, besides protecting a damaged or weakened tooth. If you have a broken or significantly worn down tooth, then a dental crown is necessary. A dental crown can also be used to hold a dental bridge in place, to hide a discolored or significantly misshapen tooth, or to be placed over a dental implant to replace a missing tooth.
Dental Crown Treatment
Dental crowns are designed to match the shade, feel, and look of your natural teeth; therefore, they need to be fabricated according to your smile to ensure that you get a crown that looks natural.
Once the fabrication process is complete and the tooth has been prepared (this often requires removing the damaged parts of the tooth or treating any infection first), we will have you come back in, so we can place your new permanent crown.
We will numb the tooth with a local anesthetic and then cement the crown into place. Since the crown was designed to match the rest of your smile, you will notice that the crown looks just like your natural teeth.
If you want to learn more about dental crowns and how this simple restoration could improve the health of your smile,
call Bella Dental Group in El Cajon, CA, at (619) 444-6157 to schedule an evaluation!