Dental Crowns – Salinas, CA
Keep Your Teeth Safe with a Beautiful Restoration
Poor oral hygiene, sudden trauma while playing sports, or even simple accidents like falling down on the sidewalk can end up damaging your teeth. A broken or decayed tooth is significantly weakened, leaves the inner pulp vulnerable to infection, and could suffer from further injury if steps aren’t taken to protect it. Since enamel doesn’t heal naturally, your team at Blanco Circle Dental Care can fix your tooth using a long-lasting, customized dental crown. Call us today to set up a consultation and learn more about the steps you’ll need to take to bring your smile back to full strength.
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is simply a cap-like structure in the shape of a tooth. It’s meant to fully cover the part of the tooth located above the gum line. It can be made out of many different materials depending on your budget, needs, and preferences. For example, patients who are concerned about the appearance of their teeth can get lifelike, durable ceramic crowns.
Among dental restorations, crowns stand out for their versatility. We can use them in the following situations:
- You have a severely decayed tooth with a filling that needs extra support
- Your tooth is broken or weakened and needs a crown to hold it together
- You have just completed root canal therapy
- You have gotten a dental implant to replace a single tooth
- You have a severely misshapen or discolored tooth
We’ll go over all of your treatment options and make sure that you have access to all of the necessary information so that you can decide whether a crown is the best decision for your health.
The Dental Crown Process
Getting a dental crown is a multi-step process. Here are the steps you’ll typically have to follow:
- Step 1: We’ll examine your mouth and decide whether a crown is the best solution for your particular oral health issue.
- Step 2: To make room for the crown, a thin layer of enamel is removed from the tooth in question. (This ensures that the crown won’t look too bulky compared to your other teeth.)
- Step 3: We’ll take an impression of your mouth and send it to a dental lab so that a crown can be made. You’ll receive a temporary restoration to protect your tooth in the meantime.
- Step 4: Once the permanent crown is ready, we’ll call you back to our office to place it.
- Step 5: We’ll go over the steps you’ll need to follow to take care of your restoration at home.
The Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown
You’ll enjoy the following benefits after your dental crown has been placed:
- You’ll be able to chew normally and safely again
- You’ll be less likely to suffer from worse oral health problems later
- You can potentially save your natural teeth from needing an extraction
- With the right maintenance, you can make a crown last for 15 years or more
- You can restore your smile in a way that disguises the fact you had dental work performed