Dental Crowns Walnut Creek

Teeth that have experienced some decay or cracking, including those that were bolstered years earlier with a large filling, may need to be strengthened using a dental crown. Dental crowns are a common and fairly simple fix that makes your smile as good as new.

Dr. Dale Villasenor DDS
Dental Crown Illustration

What is a Dental Crown?

Think of dental crowns like a tooth-shaped cap placed directly on top of a damaged tooth. Most often, crowns are made from porcelain to replicate your tooth’s natural look and blend in with the rest of your smile. A crowned tooth will function like the rest of your teeth, too, since a custom crown is fabricated to precisely match the mouth feel you’re accustomed to. Sometimes, depending on the degree of decay or size of a crack in a tooth, a metal crown may need to be attached.

Why Do I Need a Dental Crown?

Permanent crowns can solve a multitude of major dental problems, whether a tooth has been damaged in an accident, worn down through disease or just weakened by normal wear and tear. In some situations, a filling can fix small chips and cracks in teeth, but if you’re dealing with badly misshapen or even broken teeth, a crown is likely necessary to properly strengthen that tooth. Chipped or cracked teeth could be overworking your healthy teeth, altering your bite in a way that can lead to health problems down the road, and making chewing unusually difficult.


If any of the above issues are happening to you, come see Walnut Creek, CA dentist, Dr. Villaseñor, for a consultation and find out if a dental crown is the right fix.

Smiling Couple with Dental Crowns

How is a Dental Crown Installed?

Typically dental crowns take two visits to complete. The dentist must first remove all decay, then take an impression of your tooth and send this impression off to a lab where the custom crown is completed. While your crown is being made you will wear a temporary crown. Only after your new crown is fabricated and sent back to the dental office would you be called back into the office to have the the final crown installed.

However, with Horizons Dental you can forget about having to wait or needing multiple visits! Our office has the capability to make same day dental restorations such as dental crowns all in one single visit!

Same Day Dental Crowns fastmill Milling unit

Same Day Dental Crowns

No longer do you have to try and plan out 2 visits when receiving a dental crown. Our office utilizes a premier In Office Milling Unit, by Glidewell, that allows Dr. Villaseñor to create your customized, perfectly fit dental crown right in the office while you are there.

Dental Crown Install Previously:

  • Multiple appointments
  • Goopy dental impressions
  • Temporary, ill fitting crown

Dental Crown Install with Horizons Dental:

  • Single dental visit
  • Digital impression of your teeth - no gagging, goopy mess
  • Only customized, perfectly fit permanent crown is placed

This advanced dental technology saves patients time, money and hassle. For any questions regarding same day dental crowns in Walnut Creek, contact us at (925) 945-7977

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