Your Valley Center Dental Office
At Jaguar Valley Dental, we understand the importance of having a healthy and beautiful smile. Unfortunately, tooth damage, decay, or other issues may cause a tooth to become weak, discolored, or cracked. If you're experiencing any of these issues, a dental crown might be the solution for you. With years of experience and expertise, our team of dental professionals is dedicated to providing comprehensive dental care and helping you achieve your best smile.
What Is a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns are a type of dental restoration that cover an entire damaged or decayed tooth. The crown is carefully designed to match the shape and size of the tooth and is bonded in place using a strong adhesive. Crowns can be made from various materials, including metal, porcelain, and ceramic. At Jaguar Valley Dental, we work with you to determine the best material for your unique situation.
When Is a Dental Crown Needed?
Dental crowns can be recommended for a variety of dental issues, including:
Severe tooth decay
Cracked or broken teeth
Discolored or poorly shaped teeth
Misaligned or irregularly shaped teeth
What to Expect From the Dental Crown Procedure
The dental crown procedure typically requires two appointments. During the first appointment, we'll take impressions and scans of your tooth to create a custom crown that matches the exact shape and size of your tooth. Then, we'll prepare your tooth by removing any decay or damage and shaping it to accommodate the crown. A temporary crown will be placed on your tooth while the final crown is created to ensure your comfort and functionality.
At the second appointment, we'll remove the temporary crown and bond the final crown in place using a strong adhesive. Once the crown is in place, we'll check to make sure it fits perfectly and feels comfortable in your mouth. With proper care and regular check-ups, your dental crown can last for many years, giving you a healthy and beautiful smile for life.