Dental crowns are an essential restoration to any problem involving missing or damaged teeth. They are produced from the most durable materials and customized to match your natural teeth. Imperial Beach Cosmetic and Family Dentistry utilizes specialized zirconium material for durable, natural looking crowns.
The fabrication of a crown requires several steps, and generally two dental visits. Your tooth is prepared by removing the outer portion to create the space required for a crown. After your tooth is prepared, an impression is taken to produce a rubber model. This is then sent the lab where the crowns will be designed.
In our office, we make a temporary crown to protect your teeth during the design of your permanent one. When it is ready, we cement your new crown in place using the safest techniques.
A crown covers a prepared tooth to restore it to its natural shape, size and function. It can strengthen a tooth that has had a large amount of dental decay and a large dental filling.
A crown may be needed in the following situations:
•After root canal therapy (endodontic treatment)
•To restore a fractured tooth
•To protect a weak tooth from breaking
•To restore a dental implant
•To cover a discolored or poorly shaped root