Dental Crowns in Palmdale, CA
If you’re suffering from a tooth that is severely decayed, broken, or hindering the appearance of your smile, a dental crown (or dental cap) may be the solution for you. Crowns are placed directly over your damaged natural tooth in order to improve function and visual appeal. Palmdale dentist Dr. Giovannini and our skilled dental team will restore your smile and your confidence with extreme precision and care. Schedule your appointment with our dentist in Palmdale today!
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Causes for a Dental Crown
Any severely weakened tooth may be cause for a dental crown. Whether your tooth has been damaged by decay, a dental accident, or worn down over time, a dental crown can cap it and prevent further damage. Dental crowns may also serve as the connective structure for a dental bridge or cover a dental implant.
Dental Crown Procedure
A dental crown is placed in a series of steps. First, we’ll discuss your smile goals and determine which tooth crown material will work best for you. Then, we’ll shape your natural tooth so the dental crown can fit properly. Once this step has been completed, we will take impressions of your tooth and send them to an off-site lab where your custom crown will be created. In some cases, we will place a temporary crown to protect the tooth until your permanent crown is ready.
Dental Crown FAQs
How long do dental crowns last?
A permanent dental crown is cemented to your tooth and if taken care of properly, can last you up to fifteen years or longer. You may increase the lifespan of your dental crown by following a rigorous oral hygiene routine and avoiding poor dental habits such as eating ice, grinding your teeth, and using your teeth as a tool to open packaging.
What are dental crowns made of?
Dental crowns can be made of several different materials. Among the most popular are metals, porcelain, and ceramic. Porcelain and ceramic crowns can be made to match the exact color of your natural teeth, making your crown fit in perfectly with your smile.
How much does a dental crown cost?
The cost of your crown depends largely upon the materials used and the prepwork needed beforehand. During your first appointment, we will give you a cost breakdown of each crown option and ensure you feel comfortable with your treatment plan before we move forward. If you’re concerned about out-of-pocket costs, we offer several financing options to provide you with payment flexibility. Our Palmdale dentist is more than happy to explore your options with you and create a plan to make your treatment fit in with your budget!