Dental Crowns Specialist

Creative Dimensions in Dentistry -  - Dentist

Creative Dimensions in Dentistry

Dentists located in Castro Valley, CA & San Leandro, CA

Dental crowns not only offer a natural-looking cosmetic dental solution, but they also provide additional strength and support to damaged, decayed, or otherwise weakened teeth. No matter the reason you need a dental crown, the dentists at Creative Dimensions in Dentistry offer state-of-the-art crowns to correct your smile. You can call or book appointments online at both the San Leandro and Castro Valley offices.

Dental Crowns Q&A

What is a dental crown?

A crown is also sometimes called a cap because it is a protective covering that covers your tooth like a cap. Crowns help protect teeth damaged by decay or trauma as well as those that have staining that doesn’t respond to whitening treatment. Crowns are tinted to match your teeth for a natural appearance.

The dentists at Creative Dimensions in Dentistry can fit you with a crown in just one visit although in many cases it may be necessary for you to have two visits to be fitted with a permanent crown that is custom-made to fit your mouth precisely.

What types of crowns are available?

There are several kinds of crowns available today including ceramic, porcelain fused to metal, gold alloys, and base metal alloys. However, the most commonly used crowns are porcelain fused to metal.

Porcelain fused to metal crowns are made to look like your original tooth and combine the natural look of porcelain with the strength and durability of metal. If you have concerns about metal sensitivities or have concerns about the appearance of your crown, you may opt for one of the other materials. For example, zirconia is becoming a more popular choice, and you can always choose an all-metal gold crown. Your dentist will discuss your needs and expectations with you to help you make the best decision regarding dental crowns.

What are CEREC Single-Visit crowns?

CEREC Single-Visit crowns are an in-office, same-day crown service. Your dentist will use CEREC scanning and imaging tools to collect the necessary information to model and create a custom crown. CEREC provides grinding and milling hardware so that your crown can be made while you wait. The final zirconia crowns are sintered and glazed while you are in the chair for a personalized final fit and shine for a natural-looking restoration.

How do I take care of a dental crown?

You take care of your teeth with crowns just like you do your natural teeth: brush and floss twice a day. You’ll also need to continue to have dental checkups and cleanings every six months.