Whether you refer to them as dental crowns or caps, our dentists near you at North County Dental Group have the experience, skill, and advanced technology to perform this important cosmetic dentistry procedure. If you’ve never had a dental crown procedure before, you may have questions about what the treatment will entail. We hope the following provides the insight you’re seeking. If you still have questions after reading this, we invite you to call our office to get answers to your specific questions.
A dental crown is sometimes referred to as a cap since it’s designed to fit over a tooth. The most common types of restoration include a tooth that is cracked or broken and a tooth that has become weakened due to extreme decay that can no longer be remedied with a dental filling procedure. Dental crowns are also used as a preventive form of dentistry so patients can maintain the natural tooth for as long as possible rather than extracting it and replacing it with more costly and invasive procedures.
Our dentists in Poway, CA use various materials for dental crowns, including porcelain, gold, acrylic, resin, or a blend of materials. When you visit North County Dental Group for your dental crown consultation, we’ll provide you with information on each material, including the variances of durability and cost, so that you can make the best decision for your area of need.
Our dental care team can also contact your insurance provider to determine the amount of coverage for your procedure and how the costs of different materials may factor into that reimbursement.
Our dentists may need to modify a portion of the affected tooth to achieve an ideal fit for your dental crown. As a result, the gum and cheek area around the tooth will be anesthetized (made numb) before treatment begins. If you have experienced dental anxiety in the past and want to ensure an even more comfortable procedure, we also provide sedation dentistry.
During your first visit, our dentists may take x-rays before reshaping your tooth in preparation for your dental crown. Next, impressions will be used to ensure that the crown will fit for maximum comfort and durability when it’s permanently placed during your second appointment.
Call us now to schedule your consultation for a dental crown in Poway, CA from the team at North County Dental Group.