If you haven’t had a crown before, you may question the procedure and its many benefits in restorative and cosmetic dentistry. We invite you to make an appointment today with Dr. Sunen Pandya for a crown consultation to have all your questions personally answered. Whether you’re interested in a cosmetic crown or a second opinion, our dentist in Stockton, CA, at SmilePro Dental, is here to help.
Dental crowns near you, sometimes called dental caps, perform exactly as their naming convention implies. They are coverings that are placed over a tooth that needs strengthening. Some of the most common uses include teeth that have had multiple treatments and are now too weak to function without additional fortification or as a final cosmetic treatment during a dental implant procedure.
Dental crowns were most commonly made of a porcelain exterior with a metal interior in the past. Thanks to the many achievements made in dentistry, including those used by Dr. Sunen Pandya, patients can benefit from a more aesthetically attractive crown made of natural-looking porcelain.
The procedure for a dental crown typically requires two appointments: one to prepare the tooth and cap it with a temporary crown and a second appointment to place the permanent crown once it’s been custom-made to be natural-looking. The procedure is considered relatively pain-free under local anesthetic. If you’re interested in sedation dentistry, which is available at SmilePro Dental, please ask us about this during your consultation.
Dental crowns are also durable. With proper aftercare (such as routine exams and professional cleaning appointments), your dental crown can last for 15 years or longer. Although it may seem that the tooth is protected from future decay because a dental crown covers the entire area, it is still possible for a cavity to form beneath the crown’s surface. As such, good health habits still apply after your crown procedure.
Please call us now to speak to a member of our dental care team or schedule an appointment with Dr. Sunen Pandya for a dental crown consultation and treatment near you.