People are always making plans to improve their business, save more money, and eat better. These resolutions are good, but why don’t you add one more: improving your dental health. Taking optimal care of your oral health is a worthwhile goal in and of itself. That said, if you have decayed or damaged teeth, don’t let it go on for any longer. Instead, consider dental crowns from Chacon Dental Studio in Dublin, California, to restore the health and appearance of your smile.

What is a dental crown, and why do I need one?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap installed on your tooth to improve its appearance and resilience. Unlike a veneer, a dental crown covers your entire tooth from up all the way to the bottom, where your tooth meets the gum line.

Usually, dental crowns are made from ceramic material, which is durable and stain-resistant. Plus, ceramic is created to match the color of your natural teeth, ensuring it blends seamlessly with the rest of your smile.

Dr. Robert A. Chacon Jr. recommends dental crowns for damaged or decayed teeth to boost performance. You also need a dental crown to:

  • Protect your tooth after a root canal
  • Anchor a dental bridge
  • Complete the dental implant treatment
  • Cover a severely stained tooth
  • Fill up a cavity too large for a dental filling

Another plus for a dental crown is that it’s custom shaped to optimize your bite to feel as natural as possible.

Dental crown procedure

Getting a crown on a tooth requires at least two appointments. The dentist preps your tooth, takes your bite impressions, and sends the images to an off-site dental lab to fabricate your crown in the first appointment. Before your crown is ready, you will wear a provisional crown to protect your prepped tooth. In the second appointment, your dentist bonds the crown permanently on your tooth using dental cement. Of course, the permanent bonding is after you have tried your crown and you are comfortable with the look and functionality.

Traditional crowns work well, but they can inconvenience persons hard-pressed for time. Thanks to CEREC technology, patients can now receive crowns in one day! You heard that right. Dentists with CEREC technology can fashion your crowns as you wait. All this is possible because of a milling machine that creates your crowns in-house instead of using an off-site dental lab.

Porcelain Dental Crowns in Dublin, California 

Ready to restore the appearance and health of your teeth with dental crowns? If yes, please book an appointment with Chacon Dental Studio by dialing (925) 833-9643.