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?

For starters, Dr. Villaseñor will remove any decay from the tooth and shape the remaining tooth to fit the new crown. Once that’s done, the crown is cemented to the existing tooth and, just like that, your smile looks just as beautiful as you remember! Visit Horizons Dental for quick, painless dental crowns in Walnut Creek, CA.

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