Crowns

Morning Dental

Cosmetic Dentistry & General Dentistry located in Santa Ana, CA & Huntington Beach, CA

If you have damaged or discolored teeth, a crown restores the shape of your face and makes it easier to bite and chew. The expert team of dentists at Morning Dental offers several options for dental crowns. With locations in Santa Ana and Huntington Beach, California, Morning Dental is ready to help you regain confidence in your smile with a dental crown. To find out more, call the office nearest you or make an appointment online today.

Crowns Q & A

What are dental crowns?

An artificial tooth that fits over an existing tooth like a cap is called a dental crown. A crown is colored and shaped just like a natural tooth. Once placed, you can also bite and chew with your crown just as you could with your original teeth.

Which conditions require dental crowns?

The expert team at Morning Dental uses crowns to address several conditions, including:

  • Cavities
  • Broken teeth
  • Worn or weakened teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Discolored teeth

 

Dental crowns improve the look of your smile and restore the shape of your face. They also make it possible for you to bite, chew, and speak normally.

What are the different types of dental crowns?

Options for dental crowns at Morning Dental include these materials:

Stainless steel

These are usually prefabricated. Temporary crowns are usually made of stainless steel.

Gold and other metals

Metal alloys are the most durable type of crown. Because they aren’t tooth colored, metal crowns are best for back teeth.

Porcelain-fused-to-metal

These have the durability of metal but look more like natural teeth. Because some of the metal remains visible, they are usually used for back teeth.

Resin

Resin is the most affordable option for crowns. However, resin isn’t as durable as other materials.

All-ceramic or all porcelain

These crowns look almost exactly like real teeth. They are popular for front teeth, and for people who have allergies to metal.

All crowns at Morning Dental come with a 5-year warranty.

What should I expect during a dental crown procedure?

The dental experts at Morning Dental install your crown over two visits. Your first appointment will begin with X-rays. Next, you’ll receive a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable during the procedure.

Your compassionate dentist then uses specialized instruments to prepare your existing tooth to receive your crown. They’ll also take an impression of your tooth. This mold is used to construct your permanent crown. You’ll go home with a temporary crown over your tooth.

About two weeks after your first appointment, you’ll return to have your crown permanently installed, and anchored in place with a strong adhesive.

If you think you may need a dental crown, call Morning Dental today, or make an appointment online.