Azure Dental offers dental crowns in San Francisco to improve the appearance and function of teeth. Even though we take care of our teeth and they seem healthy, we may need a tooth crown to protect and strengthen a tooth that has been damaged or is at risk for further damage.
What is a dental crown?
A crown is a tooth-shaped cap placed over damaged, decayed or cracked teeth. Tooth crowns are used to restore the appearance and function of a damaged tooth. Dentists can use them to restore a single tooth or several teeth in a row. They can last patients for many years with proper dental care.
The Dental Crown Procedure
A tooth crown is a dental restoration that will cover the entire tooth surface. It is used to strengthen a tooth that has been damaged or to improve its appearance. We can complete the procedure for placing a crown in one or two visits to the dentist.
First, your dentist will prepare your affected tooth for the crown. Next, an impression will be made of the tooth, used to create the crown. Then, you will be given a temporary crown while the permanent one is made. Once the permanent one is ready, you will return to the dental office and have the crown placed on the tooth and cemented into place.
Reasons for a Tooth Restoration
Are you considering a tooth restoration? There are several reasons why patients choose to restore their teeth. Whatever your dental needs, whether for cosmetic or functional purposes, tooth restoration can have a significant impact on your life.
These are the most common reasons why you might need a tooth restoration.
- Broken or damaged teeth
- Severe tooth decay
- Cosmetic purposes
- Tooth protection after root canal therapy
- Fix broken or lost dental fillings
Types of Dental Crowns
These tooth restorations are placed over teeth to cover up damage or decay, strengthen teeth, and improve appearance. Traditional crowns can be made from various materials, including porcelain, gold, and zirconia.
Porcelain crowns are made using a ceramic material and seamlessly blend with your natural teeth. It is the most popular material choice among patients because of its natural look and blend. They are also very strong and durable, and they can last for many years if properly cared for.
Gold dental crowns are a type of dental restoration that has been used for centuries. They are made of gold alloy and fused to the tooth using a unique process. Gold crowns are highly durable and can last a lifetime with proper care. They are less popular due to their higher cost and less natural appearance.
Zirconia is a type of ceramic made from pure zirconium dioxide. It is strong and resistant to chipping or breaking, ideal for dental crowns. Plus, zirconia is also stain-resistant, which means your crown will look great for years to come.
Dental Crown FAQs
Can dental crowns fix missing teeth or replace a missing teeth?
If you are missing a tooth, a tooth crown may replace it. In addition, tooth crowns can anchor a dental bridge and dental implants. Dental crowns are also a standard treatment for natural teeth that have been damaged by decay, infection, or trauma.
Does your dental office offer a same-day crown?
At Azure Dental, we typically do not offer same-day crowns. Instead, they usually require two appointments with two weeks in between to make the custom crown in our dental lab. This gives us enough time to ensure that the permanent crown perfectly fits your natural tooth and looks excellent.
How much does a tooth restoration cost?
The cost of this type of dental work varies depending on the type of material used, the size and complexity of the tooth being crowned, and the dentist’s fees. Dental crowns typically cost between $500 and $2,000 per crown.
Contact Our Office
At Azure Dental, we offer a variety of dental crowns to meet your needs and budget. Our experienced dentists will help you select the right dental crown for your teeth. If you have lost a dental filling or broken a tooth, you may need a dental crown.
Give us a call at 415-563-3100 to schedule an appointment and start the dental crown process.