Dental crowns have been part of modern dentistry from the start, yet materials, techniques, and treatment planning technologies continue to evolve. Residents of Menifee, Perris, Murrieta, and Beaumont have access to these advances at Diamond Valley Dentist in Hemet, CA.

When a tooth cap is needed

Dental crowns are sometimes referred to as caps because the hollow, tooth-shaped restoration is cemented over a tooth, like a cap fits on your head. Dr. Jergensen may recommend a crown to repair a tooth, restore function, or improve appearance in these situations:

  • Tooth decay – For a cavity so large the tooth cannot support a filling.
  • As an alternative to extraction, crowns on baby teeth maintain space in the arch for adult teeth to emerge properly. An economical prefabricated crown may be used.
  • A permanent crown restores function and appearance of a broken tooth; a cusp broken off a molar or a front tooth crown.
  • A crown holds a cracked or damaged tooth together.
  • Following root canal therapy, a crown protects the tooth from breaking.
  • Tooth replacement – A fake tooth crown is part of a fixed dental bridge, replacing one or multiple missing teeth in a span. A crown also completes a dental implant.
  • Ceramic teeth crowns can be used to improve the shape, size, or color of a tooth for cosmetic enhancement.

The dental crowns process in Hemet, CA

The crown procedure requires just two visits to Diamond Valley Dentist. At the first, your mouth is numbed, and the tooth is prepared. This involves removing areas of decay or damage and shaping the tooth to hold the crown. Then, impressions are taken. These molds, along with instructions on shading, go to a dental lab where your crown is fabricated. Meanwhile, Dr. Jergensen protects the prepared tooth with a temporary composite restoration.

When you return, in a week or two, the interim crown is painlessly removed. The new crown is fitted, cemented in place, and polished. The porcelain looks very natural and resists stains. With good oral hygiene and regular checkups, your crown can last many years.Become a Diamond Valley Dentist patient for dental crowns and full range of preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dental services. The number in Hemet, CA is 951-458-6545.

Get in Touch!

If you could use a smile pick-me-up, you've come to the right place. Contact Dr. Nathan Jergensen, your Hemet dentist at Diamond Valley Dentist today by giving us a call at 951-458-6545 or requesting an appointment online.

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