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Dental Crowns in San Jose, CA

Dental Crowns in San Jose, CA by Evergreen Area

Dental crowns are caps placed on top of damaged teeth. Crowns are used to protect, cover and restore the shape of your teeth when fillings don’t solve the problem. Talk to Dr. Victoria Vuong DDS & Dr. Henry Chang DDS today about our dental crown procedures! Visit Selective Dental for more information. Contact us today to learn more about Cosmetic dentistry or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 3151 South White Road, Suite 203 San Jose, CA 95148.

Dental Crowns Near Me in San Jose, CA by Evergreen Area
Dental Crowns Near Me in San Jose, CA by Evergreen Area

Table of Contents:

What is a dental crown?
When is a crown necessary?
How is a crown placed?
What are the benefits of a crown?

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is a cap for your damaged tooth. It is made from a variety of materials including metal or porcelain. You may have a crown over a molar, but they rarely show unless you yawn, or you may have crowns on your front teeth which were custom created and designed to match your natural teeth. There are several factors that are considered when choosing a crown for a patient, these include:

• Cost
• Strength
• Durability
• Cosmetics

For many as well, a dental crown with a natural appearance is very important, as many do not want others to know they have a dental crown. Dr. Victoria Vuong DDS & Dr. Henry Chang DDS can discuss the various options available to you to help you figure out what will best meet your needs for your oral health.
 
As previously stated, there are several types of different materials that can be used to create a dental crown, they include:

• Porcelain
• Ceramic
• Zirconia
• Metal
• Composite resin
• Or a combination of materials

When selecting which material to use for your dental crown, Dr. Victoria Vuong DDS & Dr. Henry Chang DDS will take these factors into consideration:

• Tooth’s location
• How much of the affected tooth will show when you smile?
• Position your gum tissue in your mouth
• Function of the affected tooth that needs the dental crown
• How much of the affected tooth is remaining?
• And the color of the surrounding teeth

There are a few different types of dental crowns that your dentist may recommend:

Temporary crown
A temporary dental crown is exactly that, temporary. It will only remain in your mouth for a very short period of time. Dr. Victoria Vuong DDS & Dr. Henry Chang DDS will place it over your affected tooth with an adhesive that will be easy to remove when it’s time, this is normally done when you are waiting for a permanent crown to be made to take its place. Your permanent crown will be placed on your affected tooth at your second appointment.
 
One-day crown
One-day crowns are getting a crown placed in a single appointment. If the dental office uses methods involving computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing, then your crown will be designed and customized from a block of ceramic in the clinic that day.
 
Onlay or ¾ crown
Some dental crowns only need to cover a small section of the affected tooth, due to this, your dentist may suggest an inlay or a ¾ crown instead.

When is a crown necessary?

A dental crown may be necessary if you have a large cavity that is too large for a dental filling to be completed. You may also need a dental crown if your tooth is:
 
• Severely worn down
• Cracked
• Weakened
 
Crowns are highly recommended following a root canal on a tooth, due to the tooth being more fragile and needing extra protection.

How is a crown placed?

Depending if you will be having a multi-day dental crown procedure or a same-day dental crown procedure, the dental crown appointment will go like this:
 
Step 1: Identify the cavity or affected tooth and clean it up
Step 2: Trim the tooth, creating a good base for the crown to fit on
Step 3: Place the temporary crown on top, and once the permanent crown is completed, a temporary crown will be removed and replaced with the permanent crown.

What are the benefits of a crown?

There are multiple benefits of receiving a dental crown, they include:
 
• Holding the cracked tooth or damaged teeth together
• Replacing a large or any worn-out fillings
• Restoring fractured or cracked teeth
• Restoring dental implants
• Improving the appearance of the patient’s teeth
• Reshaping the patient’s teeth
• Protecting the affected tooth/teeth after a root canal procedure

If you are looking for a dental crown, and have any questions about dental crowns and the treatments we offer, contact us today! We would be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have! We serve patients from all over Santa Clara County CA: San Jose, Milpitas, Santa Clara, Campbell, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Saratoga, Los Gatos, and beyond!