At Dental Care of Fremont, a dental crown is a cosmetic dentistry restoration that completely covers the tooth's biting surface, restoring it to its original shape and size while also strengthening and improving the tooth's appearance. The crown itself is shaped to fit the contours of your natural teeth and is color-matched to blend in seamlessly with your smile. Once in place, crowns provide a solid and durable seal that protects your natural tooth from further damage or decay. Dental crowns are primarily used to protect and strengthen weakened teeth. They can be used to restore teeth that have large fillings, extensive decay, fractures, or are structurally compromised in any way. Crowns improve the tooth's appearance and provide support, stability, and durability.
The Dental Crown Procedure
Your dentist will first prepare the tooth by removing decay and shaping the surface to fit the crown. Next, you will receive a local anesthetic to ensure you are not feeling any pain or discomfort during the process. The decayed or damaged portion of the tooth is removed, leaving only healthy enamel behind. An impression is made of your teeth, so your new crown will be custom-made to fit your smile perfectly. This impression will be sent to a dental lab, where a skilled technician will use it to create a beautiful new crown just for you. In the meantime, a temporary crown will be placed over the prepared tooth to protect it until the permanent one is ready. Once your new crown arrives from the lab, you will be called back to your dentist’s office to have your temporary removed and your permanent crown placed. Before cementing the restoration, your dentist will ensure it fits comfortably and looks attractive with the surrounding teeth and bite. Once you and your dentist are satisfied with the crown's appearance, it will bond securely.
The Benefits of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns can significantly improve the appearance of teeth. They can correct various cosmetic concerns, such as discoloration, misshapen or poorly aligned teeth, gaps between teeth, and worn-down or chipped teeth. Porcelain and ceramic crowns can be customized to match your natural teeth' color, size, and shape, resulting in a seamless and natural-looking smile. This can help boost your self-confidence, as you will love how your teeth look. Your smile will look complete, healthy, and beautiful while feeling comfortable.
Dental crowns provide strength and protection to weak or damaged teeth. They restore the tooth's ability to bite and chew properly, preventing further deterioration or breakage. Crowns also help to distribute the forces of biting and chewing more evenly across the dental arch, reducing the strain on surrounding teeth.
Dental crowns are custom-made to fit your specific dental anatomy and provide a comfortable and secure fit. Visit Dental Care of Fremont at 43195 Mission Blvd # B4, Fremont, CA 94539, or call (510) 651-8479 to determine if a dental crown is the right treatment option for you.