Why should I choose dental crowns?
Dental crowns are used for a variety of restorative and cosmetic treatments. For instance, they are the recommended treatment option for patients suffering from damaged, broken, or severely decayed teeth. After the damage and decay is cleared and the existing tooth structure is shaped into a sturdy platform, a dental crown can be placed. These tooth-shaped caps cover the natural tooth down to the gum line to protect the remaining tooth while maintaining the look, feel, and functionality of your smile. Crowns are also commonly used to complete root canal therapy or a dental implant procedure.
Did you know we offer a biocompatible, metal-free alternative to crowns? Zirconia crowns are crafted from a biocompatible and durable ceramic material that is safe for your body and built to last. Additionally, zirconia crowns are renowned for their incredible strength, resistance to wear, and natural-looking appearance, which has made them a popular choice among patients. It's also worth noting that zirconia crowns are less likely to cause allergic reactions than metal-based crowns, which provides peace of mind for those with sensitive skin or allergies.
Accessible Care For All
You don’t need to rely on dental insurance to get the care you need. We strive to keep quality dentistry affordable and accessible by providing a variety of ways to finance your treatment.
The Benefits of Dental Crowns
Natural Tooth Roots Are Retained
Crowns protect the natural tooth and root structure that remains after decay has been cleared away.
Matches Your Natural Smile
Lab-made dental crowns are designed to look and feel just like your natural teeth and blend in with your smile.
Durable & Longlasting
A properly made crown can last up to 15 years with good oral hygiene habits. Ask your dentist for ways to enhance the longevity of your new crown.
The Dental Crown Treatment Process
Preparing The Tooth
To start the procedure, your Mission Viejo dentist will clean your mouth and apply local anesthesia for comfort. Based on your preference or your dentist's assessment, you may also receive sedation. Next, the decayed enamel will be removed with a dental drill. This process also involves reshaping your tooth to provide a sturdy base for the placement of a dental crown.
Imaging & Temporary Crown Placement
The process of creating your custom dental crown starts with obtaining impressions of your teeth. This can be done through the use of dental putty or a cutting-edge 3D scanner. To ensure a seamless integration with your natural smile, we'll also take some supplementary images of your teeth. Your impressions will then be forwarded to a dental laboratory for the fabrication of your crown using durable materials. During this time, your dentist will place a temporary crown to safeguard your recently shaped tooth until the completion of your permanent crown.
Final Fit & Finish
Once your permanent dental crown is complete, you'll be scheduled for a final fitting at our office. Our team will conduct a thorough examination to confirm the comfort and proper fit of your crown, making any necessary modifications. Once the fit is deemed satisfactory, your dentist will securely fasten the crown in place using a strong dental adhesive. This final fitting completes the dental crown process.