Repair damaged teeth with quality dental crowns
Damaged teeth can be a pain, quite literally. Not only can they pose a risk to your health, but they can also impact your smile. And having a smile you can be proud of is certainly quite important in life. With porcelain dental crowns in La Mesa, you can rebuild your smile by restoring damaged teeth.
At Smiles of La Mesa we are committed to providing patients with high-quality dental procedures with a focus on safety and optimal outcomes. From dental crowns to dentures, we provide a wide range of modern procedures that can restore, enhance, or rebuild a smile that fills you with confidence. Contact us today to set up your appointment and learn more about dental crowns and our other treatment options.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Our porcelain dental crowns are a sort of replacement cap that covers a damaged tooth. Once they are placed, they should look and feel just like any of your natural teeth. As they are each custom made, no one should be able to even tell which tooth has a crown and which teeth do not. Think of them as sturdy, tooth-shaped caps that are placed on damaged teeth to get them back in working order. They come in various materials, each with their own benefits and advantages. While not entirely permanent, dental crowns are a long-lasting solution. With proper care and treatment, most patients can find their dental crowns can last for years, with many lasting over a decade.
Should I Get Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns can prove a beneficial treatment for a wide range of patients as they are used to improve the function and appearance of teeth and can be prescribed for various reasons. If you have suffered significant damage to a tooth, whether by injury or decay, then a dental crown might be what you need.
Dental crowns are recommended by dentists if a tooth can no longer be restored by traditional means like fillings from a fracture, damage, or tooth decay. Crowns are also recommended for patients with discolored and stained teeth, slight misalignments, and malformations.
The first step is to schedule an appointment with our specialist. We can work closely with you to see the unique aspects of your situation and match you with the ideal treatment, whether it is dental crowns, implants, or something else. Our goal is always to help you get a full and bright smile once again.
How Do I Get Dental Crowns?
Once you are a candidate for a dental crown, the process typically takes a couple of visits. First, we start the dental crowns process by preparing the tooth or teeth to be restored. This can vary, depending on the current state of the teeth to be treated. The tooth will be carefully drilled and reduced on all surfaces. We use local numbing to ensure that you remain comfortable for this entire part.
Once the teeth are ready, an impression will be taken so that a dental cast or mold can be produced and sent to the dental laboratory. This mold allows us to deliver an ideally customized crown that matches your natural teeth.
Once it is ready, the finished crown will then be cemented to the tooth. We then cover it completely just above the gum line. Once the crown or crowns are cemented, you will immediately see an improvement with your smile. Each part of the process is comfortable and you can get back to your daily life right after your visit in most cases.
Choosing Your Type of Crown
Dental crowns can be used for cosmetic or necessity reasons, which can impact your choice of material. Porcelain is the most common material used for crowns because it provides both good durability and a natural aesthetic look. But patients also have the option of other materials. Another popular option is the highly-aesthetic but less durable ceramic crown. Additionally, patients may choose the more durable stainless steel or gold metal crowns options. We work closely with you to provide the pros and cons of each option for your situation to help you decide what is best for you. We weigh factors such as the position of the tooth, the extent of the damage, and your target cost to find your ideal solution.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
The longer you leave a damaged tooth untreated, the more opportunities it has to become a bigger problem. So we recommend finding your ideal tooth restoration solution as soon as possible! Contact us today to get started on receiving customed dental crowns in La Mesa and protect your smile. Call us or make an appointment online. Have your teeth restored by trusted La Mesa dentists with professional care in a comfortable atmosphere.