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Crowns Specialist

Center for Advanced Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry & Dental Implants Specialists located in San Jose, CA

If you have a cracked or chipped tooth, don't hesitate to reach out to the Center for Advanced Dentistry, located in San Jose, California. With their attention to detail and a profound understanding of oral health, their expert team can restore your smile with a dental crown. The crowns they provide can not only protect your teeth, but they can also improve the appearance of your smile. Call Center for Advanced Dentistry today or request an appointment online.

Dental Crowns Q & A

What's a dental crown?

A dental crown is a cap that covers your natural tooth and is customized to blend in with your surrounding teeth. It's common to get a crown to fix a cracked or broken tooth.

When does a dentist use a dental crown?

Your provider may use a dental crown to fix or hold together parts of a cracked tooth. Dental crowns might be a good choice if your tooth is:

  • Broken
  • Missing
  • Misshapen
  • Discolored
  • Decayed or severely worn down

Additionally, a crown holds dental bridges together and covers dental implants. 

Are there different types of crowns?

Your permanent crown can be made of metal, stainless steel, porcelain-fused-to-metal, ceramic, zirconia, or a resin composite. The material depends upon your budget, the amount of sustained by your tooth, where the damage is, which tooth needs a crown, and other factors that your provider will discuss with you.

How does a dentist implant a crown?

The first step to implanting a crown involves your provider removing the outer layer of the tooth, along with any decay. They may need to perform a core buildup by inserting a post and covering it with a dental filling to create a surface to attach the crown.

Next, your dentist takes an impression and creates a temporary crown made of stainless steel or acrylic-based material as a protective covering until your permanent crown arrives from the laboratory.

Approximately two weeks later, you'll come back to the office to have the permanent crown cemented to the tooth, so you're able to resume smiling once again. 

The procedure is relatively painless, and your dentist takes all the necessary precautions to make sure you're comfortable during the procedure. 

After the procedure, you may experience some sensitivity, but it's minimal and should subside over time.

To schedule an appointment with the team at Center for Advanced Dentistry, call the office or request an appointment online today.