Dental Crowns Downey CA

Dental Crowns

Dental Crowns Downey, CA

If you have a cavity, a broken tooth, or a missing cap, you can restore your smile with a modern dental crown available at Downey Dental Arts in Southern California. Our experienced dentist will expertly repair your tooth using the latest dental techniques. You’ll be amazed at the difference in your smile!

What Is a Dental Crown?

To repair and restore teeth, we have a number of options available at Downey Dental Arts. One of these options is a dental crown, which is also known as a dental cap. A dental crown got its name because it works like a crown you wear on your head. (In some respects, a dental crown is more like a helmet, but “crown” has a better ring to it).

Basically, a dental crown sits on top of the damaged tooth to protect and restore it. Once a dental crown is secured into place, it looks and functions just like a natural tooth. Sometimes dental crowns don’t perch on top of existing teeth. They can be situated over a gap in teeth through the use of a dental bridge that connects to two adjacent teeth.

What Are Dental Crowns For?

Dental crowns have a variety of therapeutic uses, including:

  • Deep or extensive cavities (dental caries) that need something stronger and more protective than a dental filling
  • Damaged teeth that may be worn down or cracked from use or through an accident
  • “Ugly” teeth with extensive staining, discoloration, or unattractive shapes
  • Restoring teeth after a procedure such as a root canal treatment
  • Replacing a missing tooth via a dental bridge
Dental Crowns Downey CA
Dental Crowns in Downey CA

What Are the Benefits of Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are one of the best ways to restore damaged teeth. They have been in use for many years and are very safe and reliable. Dental crown benefits include:

  • A more attractive smile that you can feel good about
  • Stronger teeth that are less likely to develop new cavities
  • Lessened sensitivity of teeth to extremes of hot and cold
  • Proper teeth spacing and support for the entire bite

What Are Dental Crowns Made of?

While you can get a basic dental crown in composite resin, providing an affordable option that looks just like a natural tooth, you can get other types of crowns. Composite resin crowns are one of the most common crowns used in restorative dentistry. You can also get porcelain ceramic, also tooth-colored. Porcelain ceramic is more durable than composite resin but a little more in terms of cost. For a fancy crown, some people choose the metal gold.

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

All types of dental crowns can be very long-lasting and durable if taken care of properly. (Regularly brushing and flossing is still important!) The strongest dental crown material is gold, but ceramic resin is also quite durable. The way to keep your crowns in good shape is to use common sense and avoid putting unnecessary stress on your teeth. Habits such as ice chewing could potentially weaken your dental crowns, but they can also weaken natural teeth!

How Do I Get Started With Dental Crowns in Downey?

If you think you could benefit from a dental crown in Downey, contact us to schedule an initial consultation. Our dentist will examine your teeth and gums and review your case. Advanced digital X-rays will be taken to see what’s going on inside the teeth and jaw. If we need to treat an issue such as a cavity before installing the crown, we will explain the procedure and what is involved.

When it is time to work on the dental crown, we will first make an impression of your tooth. This will help us create the custom crown. Before the permanent crown is put into place, we will provide a temporary crown.

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How Much Do Dental Crowns Cost in Downey?

If your dental crown isn’t just for looks (that is, it’s not just a cosmetic dentistry procedure), then your dental insurance may cover some or all of the cost. The average price range of a dental crown is $500 to $2000 based on the materials in the crown. At Downey Dental Arts, we offer low-priced composite resin crowns, which are the most affordable, but some clients prefer porcelain ceramic, which can cost a little more. If you really want the look of “bling,” gold crowns are available but are also the most expensive for obvious reasons.

Dental Crowns in Downey

Restore your smile with dental crowns in Southern California. Contact us today by calling (562) 445-3363 to schedule your appointment at Downey Dental Arts.

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