At Rancho Dental, we strive to ensure that all patients in Temecula receive quality cosmetic dentistry and well-crafted restorations from our highly skilled and experienced team of dentists.
Dental crowns can address several oral health and cosmetic dental issues, and our team is proud to offer dental crowns that are strong, long-lasting, and aesthetically pleasing.
Is a Dental Crown Right for Me?
There are a number of reasons you may need a dental crown.
- To improve the overall appearance of your smile
- To treat extensive tooth decay
- To restore a worn, broken, or discolored tooth
- To complete a root canal or dental implant
Whether you are suffering from serious oral health problems or have cosmetic concerns, our skilled dentists have years of experience with dental crowns.
If you are looking for a comprehensive general or cosmetic dental provider in Temecula, please contact our office to make an appointment.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are caps made out of materials such as porcelain, resin, and metal (sometimes gold). They restore and protect a prepared tooth while repairing your bite. Crowns are often designed to blend in with your natural teeth, helping to enhance the look of your smile.
What Is Included in My Dental Crown Consultation?
You can expect a thorough examination of the teeth to be treated and a complete evaluation of the rest of your mouth. Your dentist will create a custom treatment plan according to your goals and circumstances.
If you think you need a dental crown, call Rancho Dental at (951) 699-4746 to schedule a consultation.
How Will My Dental Crown Be Created?
- First, your dentist will discuss the appropriate material for the crown. Our dentists primarily use all-porcelain crowns. These materials are very durable and can last for many years as long as they are properly cared for. We often place gold fillings in the back to replace molars and porcelain in the front, as these are the most popular aesthetically.
- Next, the color of your crown is chosen by matching it with nearby teeth. Our team is skilled at color-matching, and they are dedicated to providing excellent results.
- Once the tooth is treated and prepared, the actual impression for the crown is taken and allowed to dry. An impression may be made of your bite before the tooth is treated as a reference.
- The mold tooth is sent to the lab, where our trusted partners fabricate your custom crown.
A temporary crown can be provided for you while waiting for your permanent crown (which often takes about two weeks to create). Take care with chewy snacks and food as the temporary crown is not permanently attached to your tooth.
What to Expect After Receiving a Dental Crown
You shouldn’t experience too much discomfort from receiving a crown. Avoid food or drinks that might stain your new restoration for at least two days, and remain vigilant about staining foods after that.
Always brush your teeth after consuming the following (as they can stain your teeth):
- Fruit juice
- Dark berries
- Red wine
What Are the Benefits of Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns provide immediate results and should blend in well with the rest of your teeth. You can expect your smile to be more uniform and appealing while your bite is more comfortable and effective. Most importantly, your tooth is now protected from further decay.
How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?
Porcelain dental crowns should last about ten years, while gold crowns may last longer, even upwards of 20 years. Proper oral hygiene is required to protect your new crown.
How Do I Care for My Teeth After Receiving a Dental Crown?
Continue to brush at least twice per day and floss nightly. Porcelain crowns can become stained and cannot be whitened. If you plan to brighten your smile, consider having your teeth whitened before receiving a dental restoration.
Avoid the following to reduce the risk of damaging your new dental crown(s):
- Eating ice
- Biting hard materials like pens, pencils, fingernails, etc.
- Hard candies
- Tough meat, especially when still on the bone
- Using your teeth as a tool
How Much Does a Dental Crown Cost?
The price of dental crowns can vary significantly depending on the material used and the purpose of the restoration. Our office prides itself in providing affordable dental services for all our patient’s needs, and we offer a variety of financing options.
Other Dental Services We Offer in Temecula
- Porcelain veneers
- Dental bonding
- Dental onlays or inlays
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Crowns
Does receiving a dental crown hurt?
Before your crown is placed, you may experience mild discomfort from the novocaine injection and treatment for any underlying oral health issues. At Rancho Dental, we are dedicated to providing gentle dental care and make every effort to help your visit be pain-free.
Does insurance cover dental crowns?
In many cases, dental crowns are considered a corrective medical procedure and are at least partially covered by dental insurance. The procedure may not be covered for patients who want dental crowns only for cosmetic reasons. Our office staff is happy to help determine what services your insurance covers.
Can dental crowns treat cavities?
Dental crowns can treat large cavities when fillings and onlays are insufficient. Decay will be removed, and the tooth will be prepared to receive the crown. You can learn more at the National Dental Association.
How long does it take to create my permanent restoration?
It takes about two weeks after the tooth has been treated and prepared for the finished crown to arrive at our dental office. It should only take about 30 minutes to have a single crown placed at your final appointment.
Contact Rancho Dental in Temecula for Your Preventive and Cosmetic Dentistry Needs
If you are in Temecula, California, and need more information about dental crowns, give our team at Rancho Dental a call. We will answer your questions and schedule your dental crown consultation.
Call 951-699-4746 today or use our contact form.