Dental care is an important area of personal care and health. Taking care of your teeth can seem overwhelming or complicated, so we’re here to help at All Coast Dental in Pacific Beach, CA. We are here to give you a positive experience and set your teeth up for a lifetime of success. Dr. Julie Boulos and Dr. Joseph Boulos are a team you can rely on. We care for the person behind the smile and are compassionate and non-judgmental. Whether you are here for a tooth cleaning or dental crowns, you are our priority, and we want to make healthy teeth easy.
What is a dental crown?
Dental crowns are the next step up from fillings. Dental crowns are caps a dentist will place on the top of damaged teeth. The crowns will protect, cover, and restore the shape of the damaged tooth. These caps are tooth-shaped, and function like hats for your teeth and are cemented into place. It is not painful to have a crown put on your tooth; your dentist will be sure to numb the area.
A crown can be made from porcelain, resin, metal, or ceramics. They can also come in different sizes, such as onlays or ¾ crowns, which do not cover as much of the tooth below. A traditional or standard crown will cover the entire tooth. A smaller crown may be an option depending on the structure of the tooth underneath and the support it needs.
Dental crowns do not require specialized care over time – just the continuation or restart of good oral hygiene habits. Brushing twice a day, flossing, and using mouthwash daily as part of your routine will significantly impact you. With good oral care, crowns can last from 15 years to upward of 25 years.
When is a dental crown necessary?
Teeth can get damaged over time for many reasons. For example, tooth decay or a mouth injury. It is also possible for regular use over time to eventually damage your teeth. Your tooth gets rundown and can lose shape or size, leading to eating problems or the risk of more severe illness.
You may also need a dental crown to hold a dental bridge in place or to cover a dental implant or severely discolored tooth. It can also be used in coordination with a root canal to cover a tooth.
Consult with a dentist, like All Coast Dental in California, to determine what treatment you need.
Call (858) 270-4904 to schedule an appointment at All Coast Dental in Pacific Beach, CA, and we’ll partner with you to revitalize your oral hygiene routine. We’re here to make tooth care simple.