Porcelain Crowns for Restoring Health & Beauty in Tustin
Your smile can endure a lot. However, teeth can still experience wear, damage, or even loss. If your smile is healthy overall but could use some help, treatment with porcelain dental crowns could be the right solution! Our team of general dentists and dental specialists at AA Family Dental Group provide top-quality crowns. They’re a comprehensive way to restore your dental function and beauty.
We proudly offer cosmetic dentistry services in Tustin and to the surrounding Orange County communities. For additional convenience, we can also replace old, damaged, or faulty crowns. Contact AA Family Dental Group to schedule your appointment today!
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What is a Dental Crown?
A crown is a dental restoration that is carefully crafted to look, feel, and function like a natural, healthy tooth. Crowns work by encompassing the entire tooth down to the gum line. In doing so, these restorations preserve and protect the tooth’s structure. Crowns can even replace a missing tooth completely when supported by a single dental implant.
Why Choose Porcelain Crowns?
Dental porcelain is becoming more popular now than ever, and for good reason. This material is world-renowned for its ability to mimic the translucency and feel of natural teeth. Not only is dental porcelain strong and resistant to stains, but it uses safe and metal-free materials.
When you choose to restore your smile with porcelain crowns, you know you're opting for beautiful, safe, and lasting treatment.
Dental Crowns Provide Versatile Treatment
Dental crowns are one of the most versatile restoration options available. They are considered restorative and cosmetic, which means they can be combined with many other treatments. With our aesthetically pleasing crowns, our team can:
- Address cavities too large for fillings
- Treat severely cracked, chipped, or weak teeth
- Replace a lost tooth using one dental implant
- Complete a dental bridge
- Transform severely discolored teeth
- Improve worn or oddly shaped teeth
- Protect a tooth after root canal therapy
How Long Can Dental Crowns Last?
Typically, crowns can last anywhere from five years or more. With proper care, consistent oral hygiene, and regular dental cleanings and exams, your restoration could last up to fifteen years. Longevity factors often include materials used, diet, lifestyle habits, and how committed you are to dental care at home.
How Much Do Dental Crowns Cost?
The overall cost for a dental crown varies because everyone’s needs are unique. Determining the price factors include whether or not insurance covers the restoration, how many crowns are needed, and the materials used. The best way to get a direct quote is to contact our office and schedule your consultation.
What Does Getting a Dental Crown Involve?
The dental crown process includes several steps. While treatment can vary, below are typical stages you can expect when getting your custom crown.
Consultations often involve a detailed oral health exam and a series of digital x-rays. These pictures are especially useful as they give our team a more in-depth look into the underlying health of your smile. This information is crucial for helping us determine the specifics of your crown treatment.
Once we know a crown is best for your needs, we will reshape and prepare your tooth. This is necessary to make sure your crown fits properly within your smile. We take impressions of your prepared tooth or teeth and send them to a trusted lab. From there, your custom crown is crafted with precision and skill. Because it typically takes about two weeks to receive your permanent restoration, our team will place a temporary crown to protect your smile in the meantime.
Once ready, the team at AA Family Dental Group invite you back to our office to place your new crown. We make sure your custom restoration bonds and fits properly to ensure lasting comfort and stability. A well-fitting crown is also necessary for promoting improved chewing and proper speaking.
Crown Care After Placement
After crown placement, taking care of your restoration is relatively easy. Tips for protecting your crown include limiting or avoiding hard or chewy foods, like candy or ice. These are more likely to damage your restoration. If you have a history of clenching or grinding your teeth, we recommend wearing a mouthguard during sleep.
Aside from the above recommendations for protecting your new crown, staying consistent with oral hygiene is often the most effective. Daily brushing, flossing, and rinsing your mouth with mouthwash help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
Helping Your Porcelain Crown Last
While dental crowns are one of the most durable restorations available, they still require daily care. Below are seven tips our team recommends to help you keep your crown looking and functioning well.
- Be sure to brush your teeth twice a day for up to two minutes each time.
- Floss gently between each tooth before bed.
- Rinse with mouthwash every day and night.
- Drink plenty of water to prevent your mouth from becoming dry.
- Eat a well-balanced diet full of nutritious and fibrous foods. Examples include leafy greens, nuts, seeds, and fresh fruits and vegetables.
- Avoid smoking and limit your alcohol consumption.
- Make sure to visit us every six months for routine prevention with dental cleanings and exams.
Restore Your Dental Health Today!
Your teeth are essential for chewing, speaking, and smiling. If your dental health and overall quality of life are being impacted by decay, damage, or tooth loss, we can help! AA Family Dental Group is proud to provide beautiful and durable porcelain crowns designed to last and customized just for you. Contact our Tustin dental practice to get started today!
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