How dental crowns restore natural teeth

Whether you have a discolored tooth or damage that requires tooth repair, you may be told by your San Diego, California, area dentist that a dental crown is right for you. Dr. Paige Woods and her team at Brighton Dental find that many patients will benefit from the fabrication and placement of dental crowns when damage occurs to the natural smile.

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns, also known as caps, can be used to restore a tooth’s strength, shape, and appearance. They completely cover the visible portion of a tooth that lies above the gum line.

How are dental crowns used to restore the smile?

In cases where a single tooth has been severely damaged or decayed, a crown can provide support and protection to prevent further damage. Crowns are also used for holding dental bridges in place or covering teeth that have had root canal therapy. This versatility makes them a popular and commonly used treatment for patients at Brighton Dental.

Will crowns look natural?

Crowns are custom-made and created to match the shape and color of your natural teeth, giving you a seamless and natural-looking smile.

How do I care for my new dental crowns?

With proper care, dental crowns can last for many years before needing to be replaced. We encourage patients to brush and floss around the crown as they do their natural teeth to keep plaque and food particles from building up on or around the restoration. Patients should also maintain regular evaluations with their dentist to ensure the integrity and strength of the dental crown over time.

Request your consultation and initial evaluation with our San Diego, CA team today!

If you think you may benefit from a dental crown, be sure to talk to your dentist at Brighton Dental about the best options for restoring or protecting your natural teeth. If ceramic or zirconia crowns are recommended, Dr. Paige Woods and her team can walk you through the process. Call (619) 831-8559 to request an appointment at our practice, conveniently located at 10450 Friars Road, Suite G. The office serves patients in San Diego, CA, and the surrounding cities of Encinitas, Carlsbad, El Cajon, Lakeside, Riverside, and Ramona, CA.