Dental Crowns Near You
Crowns—sometimes called “caps”—are protective restorations that cover the entire visible surface of your tooth. Essentially, crowns act as durable shells that reinforce weak or damaged teeth underneath them.
Do I Need a Crown?
A full-coverage crown is recommended for situations like:
- Severe tooth decay
- Replacing a large, aging filling
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Following root canal therapy
- Breakage from aggressive bruxism (clenching and grinding)
- Restoring a single dental implant
Since crowns disperse biting and chewing forces against the entire restoration, they minimize the risk of additional cracks or breakage in weak teeth. Unlike fillings that go inside of teeth, crowns go around them. If you don’t qualify for a filling because of the amount of tooth damage that has occurred, a dental crown is highly recommended.
During your exam, we’ll take a small X-ray of your tooth to assess the extent of damage that has occurred. Since not all physical damage is visible during an exam, digital imaging is an essential part of the diagnostic process.
Same-Day Crown Options
Our San Diego dental practice is equipped with state-of-the-art technology that allows us to craft and deliver custom crowns in just one appointment. Thanks to 3D CEREC resources, you can enjoy a custom tooth-colored crown without extra trips or time off work.
Dental Crown Maintenance
Proper care of your dental crown can help it last as long as possible. While crowns don’t get cavities, it’s still important to brush and floss around your restoration each day, as buildup will accumulate at the margins. If you’re prone to clenching and grinding, we recommend sleeping in a nightguard for added protection.
Reserve a Consultation Today
Do you need a dental crown? Enjoy custom cosmetic, ceramic crowns that compliment your smile. Same-day options are available. Call Torrey Hills Dental today to reserve an appointment.