Lancaster Dental Care Associates
Cosmetic & Family Dentistry located in Lancaster, CA
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that restore your tooth’s shape and strength to improve oral health and appearance. At Lancaster Dental Care Associates in Lancaster, California, cosmetic and family dentist Kamran Saidara, DDS, and the team provide dental crowns to fix many dental issues. They also provide dental implant crowns. Call the office or book an appointment online today.
What are crowns?
Crowns are a type of restorative dental treatment. Made from various materials — porcelain, composite resin, ceramic, or stainless steel ― crowns are a cap your dentist secures over your tooth.
Why do I need crowns?
The team at Lancaster Dental Care Associates uses dental crowns to fix many dental problems and concerns. You may need a crown to:
- Protect a cracked or chipped tooth
- Support a weak tooth
- Replace a filling
- Seal off your tooth after a root canal
- Act as an anchor for a dental bridge
Lancaster Dental Care Associates also specializes in cosmetic dentistry, and the team may use crowns to cover up a discolored or misshapen tooth to improve your smile.
How are dental crowns placed?
The team at Lancaster Dental Care Associates places dental crowns in two stages. During the first stage, your dentist prepares your tooth for the crown. During this process, your dentist reshapes the surface of your tooth to make room for the cap.
After reshaping, your dentist makes an impression of your tooth, which they use to create your customized dental crown. Your dentist places a temporary crown over your tooth until your permanent crown is ready. It takes 2-3 weeks to make a permanent dental crown.
Once your permanent crown is ready, you return to the office for the second stage of your dental crown placement. First, your dentist removes the temporary crown, examines and cleans your tooth, and tests the dental crown to make sure it fits.
Then, your dentist places the crown over your tooth and cements it in place for a secure fit. With good care, your dental crown may last up to 15 years.
The team at Lancaster Dental Care Associates uses anesthesia during both stages of your dental crown placement to minimize discomfort.
Lancaster Dental Care Associates also offers same-day crowns for an additional cost.
What are dental implant crowns?
Dental implant crowns are specialized crowns for dental implants. Dental implants are prosthetic tooth roots surgically placed in your jawbone to replace missing teeth.
Your jawbone grows around the prosthetic tooth root to secure it in place. Once the area has fully healed, your dentist at Lancaster Dental Care Associates completes your smile with an implant crown that matches the color and shape of your natural teeth.
Your dentist attaches your implant crown to an abutment, or connector, that connects to the external portion of your dental implant.
Dental crowns serve many purposes in modern dentistry. To schedule a consultation with the experts at Lancaster Dental Care Associates, call the office or book an appointment online today.