A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth. dental crowns are used to protect a weak or broken tooth, hold together parts of a cracked tooth, support a dental bridge, or cover a dental implant. A dental crown can also be used to make a cosmetic modification. dental crowns are made from different materials, including porcelain, gold, and resin. While porcelain dental crowns are the most popular choice, each type of dental crown has its own advantages and disadvantages. Dr. Mockler will work with you to determine the best type of dental crown for your needs, and offers a pain free experience.
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Dental Crowns Q & A
Dental crowns are made out of various materials, including porcelain, gold, and resin. Each type of dental crown has its own advantages and disadvantages. For most applications, porcelain crowns are the best option. Dr. Mockler uses color-matched, porcelain tooth crowns for most cases, except for rare situations where a different type of dental crown is needed.
Many of our patients have dental crowns that were installed one or more decades ago, in some cases right here at Cupertino Dental Group by our founding dentists. With proper care, routine cleanings, and regular check-ups, many crowns can last a lifetime. But, just as with your natural teeth, there are things that can go wrong. Crowns are expected to last a minimum of 5 years. But, keeping up with your preventative dental care can extend the life of your crown by years or decades.
The procedure for getting a dental crown takes 2 visits. The first visit is for Dr. Mockler to prepare the tooth and take an impression. The second visit is when the crown is permanently placed on the tooth.
If you are in need of a dental crown or have any questions about them, please call our office and we would be happy to help you.