Crowns San Diego
A crown is a complete restoration for the visible portion of the tooth and is sometimes referred to as a “cap”.
Dr. Aryan, Dentist Pacific Beach, San Diego typically uses crowns made from porcelain, the same material used for veneers. Crowns, like veneers, can also be color matched to create a natural appearance once the restoration is complete.
When should you get a crown?
Dr. Aryan, San Diego dentist explains that crowns are typically used in restoration when the structure of a tooth has been seriously impacted. Common causes for this loss of structure are advanced decay, fracture and cracks. Crowns are used when fillings are not adequate to restore a tooth.
Find out what’s involved in getting a crown at Dentists Pacific Beach, San Diego.
The first step in applying a crown is to make an impression of the existing tooth. Next the tooth surface is reduced to create a platform on which the crown will be bonded. Once the tooth reduction is done another impression is taken. A temporary crown will be placed on the tooth and the molds will be sent to an offsite facility. The permanent crown will then be made to fit in place of the old tooth surface. When the crown is ready (typically less than 2 weeks) a second appointment with be required for final fitment and bonding of the crown to the reduced tooth.