How to Know if You Need a Dental Crown

How to Know if You Need a Dental Crown

Dental crowns are one of many dental restorations used by dentists in Rancho Bernardo. San Diego, California area dentist, Dr. Robert Lozano of RB Dental Excellence, strives to offer a wide range of solutions for patients based off their unique and individual needs. Not only does he offer dental restorations such as dental crowns, he also provides CEREC same day dental crowns for single appointment repairs.

What is a dental crown?

Dr. Robert Lozano describes the dental crown as a porcelain “cap” that is placed over a tooth. It is custom-made to cover a tooth and offer an extra layer of protection and strength. Because it is made of porcelain, a material that closely mimics the natural appearance of tooth enamel, it is often fabricated in a way to ensure seamless integration with the smile. It can be difficult for individuals to discern the difference between their natural tooth and a custom-made dental crown from RB Dental Excellence.

What are CEREC same day dental crowns?

The team at RB Dental Excellence is pleased to offer same-day restorations with the use of CEREC technology. Traditional dental offices need multiple appointments to fabricate and place dental crowns for patients. However, with the CEREC technology available at our practice, patients can have it all completed in one sitting! CEREC uses 3D imaging and digital scanning to take pictures of the prepared tooth and convert it to digital form using high-quality software. Then, a special milling machine is used to create the final restoration from a block of porcelain, allowing the dentist to then bond it in place without the patient ever leaving the office.

How do I know if I need a dental crown?

There are several situations that may occur during which a dentist may recommend the fabrication and placement of a dental crown. Below are just a few of the times when this might happen:

Decay. The most common reason for placing a dental crown is to cover a tooth with a large area of decay. Tooth decay, or cavities, can grow larger and larger and in some instances may require the removal of a natural tooth. Large areas of decay are addressed with a filling but may still need an extra layer of strength with the placement of a dental crown.

Chips/cracks. If a tooth is chipped or cracked, it may require the placement of a dental crown to avoid further damage. Dental crowns are made to completely cover a tooth with breakage to restore and renew it, ensuring it functions at its best.

Tooth replacement. Patients who have dental implants placed to restore a missing tooth may have the abutment of the implant covered with a dental crown.

Aesthetic imperfections. If a tooth has severe breakage or staining, it might be improved with the placement of a dental crown over the top. The dental crown will cover the visible portion while improving the overall look of the tooth. Dental crowns are made to match the existing teeth, so they can cover aesthetic issues quickly and easily with a cosmetic option.

Want to find out more about dental crowns?

By working with a general, cosmetic, and restorative dentist in Rancho Bernardo, you can find out more about these popular restorations and the closest CEREC dentist near you. Dr. Robert Lozano and his team at RB Dental Excellence can assist San Diego, California area patients with their needs. Call (858) 485-0707 to request a consultation appointment with our team of professionals to find out if you are a viable candidate for CEREC same day dental crowns. The office is conveniently located at 16959 Bernardo Center Drive, Suite #103.

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