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Understanding Dental Crowns Elk Grove, CA
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Understanding Dental Crowns

If you’ve recently broken a tooth or had an old, large filling fall out, it can cause a lot of pain or embarrassment. Without addressing the problem, your brittle tooth could continue to break down even further. Fortunately, rather than having your tooth removed, we can preserve it with a full-coverage crown.

Instead of “filling” the damaged portion of the tooth, a dental crown encases all visible surfaces of a tooth above the gumline. We generally recommend these customized restorations for instances involving:

  • Large cavities
  • Root canal treatments
  • Fractures/injuries to the tooth
  • Restoring dental implants

With a crown, your tooth can continue functioning normally without additional fractures or wear.

What to Expect When Rebuilding Your Smile With a Crown

Once your dentist has determined whether or not you need to have a crown, your treatment will likely be phased out over two separate visits.

During the first appointment, an impression or digital image is taken and the tooth is prepped. Next, we send the model of your tooth to our lab, where a customized porcelain crown is handcrafted to match your neighboring teeth. About 10-14 days later, your permanent crown will be ready to bond into place.

Delaying your crown could pose problems to your tooth, allowing it to break down so that it is no longer restorable. Covering the weak structure allows you to get several more years out of your smile, without the extra risk of tooth loss.

Call Laguna West Dental Care in Elk Grove today to schedule a consultation. We will be happy to review your options with you and explain how you could personally benefit from dental crown.

Posted on behalf of Laguna West Dental Care in Elk Grove

9098 Laguna Main St Ste 8
Elk Grove, CA 95758

Phone: (916) 683-7300

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Based on 19 reviews

Suzanne B.

As I was walking to my car after my appointment I thought, I sure am happy I come here. I get warm friendly service and gentle, thorough care throughout my visit. Dr. Chan and his staff are the best.

Jennifer B.

We've been so very happy with Dr. You and his staff since we moved to Sacramento in 1985! We've followed him to the current location in Laguna...he and his staff take such good care of all our dental needs. I have no hesitation in recommending their services!

Stephanie O.

In my 65 years on the planet, and hundreds of hours in former dentists' offices, Dr. You and his staff are by far the best I've ever encountered. My very recent crown replacement was 100 percent pain free! All phases of treatment, from removal of the old crown, mold taking and making, to the permanent placement with my brand new well-matched molar, was seamless. I respect and applaud Laguna West Dental Care for taking such talented care of me.

Janet S.

Since retiring, I drive and hour and a half each way to continue to see Dr. You and his entire staff ... and I hate to drive. No better dentist and hygenists in Sacramento and I have tried others over the years. Thank you for a great experience each and every time Laguna West!

Norman H.

In my 50+ years, I've probably had 7 to 8 dentists and have had my share of bad experiences that made me fearful of going to the dentist. But, after switching to Dr. Chan in 1991, I really couldn't be happier and don't dread dental appointments anymore. Dr. Chan is gentle and exceptionally good at giving shots that I can barely feel. He even calls me in the evening after every procedure to make sure I'm doing okay. The staff is friendly and caring and the facilities are nice. Highly recommended.

Carol D.

We've been patients of Dr. You and Dr. Chan since my son was in kindergarten - now a County employee. Everyone on the staff is great. I had one bad experience with a dentist referred by my insurance co. - I'd NEVER see a dentist again without a personal referral. Consider this mine to you -- Laguna West is an excellent choice!