Dental Crowns in Elk Grove, CA
A Strong, Safe & Attractive Restoration
A dental crown is a ceramic cover that’s attached to a tooth that’s been broken or damaged by trauma or decay. Crowns protect the tooth from further damage and restore its shape, size, and color, allowing it to function like new.
Why a Dental Crown Might Be Necessary
The reasons Dr. Elsemary or Dr. Salem might recommend restoring your damaged tooth with a crown include:
- To protect a tooth after a root canal
- To restore a tooth that’s severely damaged by decay
- To fix a small or poorly-shaped tooth
- To restore a stained tooth that’s resistant to whitening
- To repair a cracked or fractured tooth
- To secure a dental bridge
The Dental Crown Process
Many dentists require two office visits for a patient to be fitted with a dental crown — that’s because it takes about a week to ten days for the patient’s restoration to be shipped from the laboratory. But thanks our advanced CEREC technology, we can provide you with an attractive and durable crown in just one visit.
Using our CEREC milling machine, we’ll create your new dental crowns right here in our office, saving you time and allowing you to enjoy your new smile even sooner.
Part 1: Examination and Preparation
When you arrive for your dental crown, your dentist will take x-ray images of your oral structure — this improves the accuracy of your treatment by helping us anticipate possible issues in advance.
After the initial examination, our Elk Grove dentist will numb your mouth with a local anesthetic. From there, we’ll begin preparing your tooth by reshaping it so the crown will fit snugly on top.
Our dentist will use a digital scanner to create an impression of the concerned tooth. We’ll also determine the shade of your natural teeth so your crown will blend in seamlessly with your smile. Then we send the data from the scanner directly to our CEREC machine to create your beautiful new crown.
Part 2: Your Beautiful Permanent Crown
The second stage of the dental crown process works simultaneously with the first because we use our CEREC technology to create your restoration immediately after we take your impression.
Our dentist will place your new restoration in a matter of minutes, allowing you to leave our office with a restored tooth that looks, feels, and functions just like the rest of your teeth.
Dental Crowns–A Real Solution
Dental crowns can last up to thirty years. Their longevity is largely dependent on how the patient treats them. For example, some mouth-related habits such as chewing on ice or biting your fingernails can cause unnecessary wear and tear.
You can protect your dental crown by maintaining strong oral hygiene habits. By practicing daily brushing and flossing and making regular visits to Wackford Dental, you’re investing in the long-term success of your restoration.
Protecting Your Smile at Wackford Dental
If you’re currently living with a damaged, decayed, or poorly-shaped tooth, we recommend looking into dental crowns. The easiest way to find out if they are right for you is to contact our office at 916-683-3841.
A member of our delightful staff will answer your questions and address any concerns you may have. We can also schedule your next appointment with Dr. Elsemary or Dr. Salem.