What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is a custom-made covering for a tooth. If your tooth needs its size, shape, or strength restored, Dr. Sonny Afshar and Dr. Fara Afshar may recommend a dental crown in Roseville, California. After the tooth has been prepared, our dentists will take impressions of your teeth so a crown can be prepared. When it is ready, they will check the fit of the crown, make any necessary adjustments, and permanently cement it into place. Our dentists use porcelain crowns, which are made to match the color of your natural teeth.

What are dental crowns used for?

There are many situations in which our dentists will suggest a dental crown. Crowns can be used to protect weak teeth or to hold a cracked tooth together. Crowns can also restore teeth that are already broken or worn down. A crown may be recommended to protect and support a tooth if you have a large filling. Dental crowns are used to anchor dental bridges as well. Crowns can also be used to make a cosmetic improvement to your smile. Crowns may be used on children to save a badly damaged tooth, to protect their teeth if they are at high risk for cavities, or so anesthesia will not be used on as often on a child that is unable to cooperate during dental procedures.

We welcome you to contact Star Dental today to learn more and to schedule your next visit!