How Your Murrieta Dentist Can Restore Your Teeth With Crowns
At Copper Canyon Smiles in Murrieta, CA, we understand that a chipped or damaged tooth can cause pain and further damage to your mouth. Dr. Georgei specializes in teeth restorations using crowns (or caps) to protect and strengthen your teeth. If you have a tooth that is decayed, chipped, infected, or damaged, it is important to visit your dentist right away to learn more about crowns.
A crown works by encasing the entire tooth surface to restore it back to its original shape and size. While there are a variety of types of crowns, we find at Copper Canyon Smiles, that porcelain crowns (a tooth colored crown) are the most popular amongst our patients. They are extremely durable, made to match the shape and size of your teeth, and provide you with a natural long-lasting beautiful smile.
Reasons for Crowns
There are a number of reasons why you may need a crown (or cap) for your tooth. While each individual circumstance may vary, our Murrieta dentist Dr. Georgei finds that these are the typical situations in need of a crown:
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Cosmetic enhancement
- Decayed teeth
- Large or fractured fillings
- A tooth with a root canal
Types of Crowns
Porcelain crowns are the most popular choice for the crown material because of their durability as well as the texture and color that can be perfectly matched to your natural teeth.
Captek crowns are highly biocompatible crowns, with precise polished margins and a shock absorbing resilient substructure. They are designed to look naturally beautiful, strong and durable.
These crowns are composed of only high noble metals such as Gold, Platinum and Palladium, which is then fused to porcelain. Fabricated to give the best results for a natural feel, Captekcrowns use a unique technology that makes them thinner than average crowns and promotes the health of the gums surrounding the crown.
What to Expect When Getting a Crown
Usually the placement of a dental crown is performed within two appointments. During the first visit, Dr. Georgei will examine the affected tooth and gum and take X-rays to assess the extent of the damage. Any decay or damage will be removed and the tooth will be reduced to the needed dimensions. After that, we will take an impression of the tooth and place a temporary crown that will protect the tooth until it's replaced by the permanent crown. The second visit will be dedicated to the crown placement.
Caring for Your Crown
Copper Canyon Smiles will provide you with proper care instructions for your new crown once it is in place. There are a number of ways to treat your new crown, and we suggest the following for the best tooth care:
- Brush the surrounding area well
- Floss regularly and be sure to floss below the gum line
- Come in consistently for dental visits to check up on your new crown
If you take care of your new crown properly, we can ensure that your dental crown (or cap) will be beautiful and long-lasting!
Thinking About Getting a Crown?
Call Copper Canyon Smiles in Murrieta today for dental crowns in Murrieta, CA! If you or a family member is interested in learning about the benefits of crowns you can reach us via phone at 951-691-5096 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org today. We look forward to working with you!