Modern Dental Crowns in Chico, CA
Do you have damaged or missing teeth? If so, dental crowns can help! Crowns are a diverse treatment option that can restore the look, feel, and function of your teeth. Ready to get a healthy, beautiful smile? Please call our office to schedule a consultation.
Dental Crowns 101
A dental crown is a restoration used to improve and strengthen a tooth. Most commonly, a crown is placed on a tooth that has been broken, worn down, or damaged due to decay. Crowns are also called “caps” because they literally cap, or cover, the top portion of a tooth. This means that the crown then serves as the tooth’s new outer surface. Crowns can be made from a variety of different materials, including porcelain, metal, or a combination of the two. Many doctors and patients alike prefer porcelain crowns because they most closely resemble the look of natural teeth and they are also durable.
The Dental Crown Process
While a filling is applied directly onto your tooth, a crown is made separately in a lab before we place it on your tooth. To begin the process, we'll take an impression of your teeth and get a color match for the shade of your teeth. This gives the skilled dental lab technician all of the information they need to sculpt the custom-made crown. Once the crown is complete, we'll use a strong dental-cement to secure it in place. It should fit snugly over your tooth and give you back full function.
Treatment Cases for Crowns
You can use crowns to correct a variety of dental issues, including to:
Correct misshapen or severely discolored teeth
Cover chipped & cracked teeth
Replace a missing tooth with an implant
Strengthen weak or broken teeth
Support a tooth after a root canal
The Cost of Dental Crowns
The price of dental crowns depends on a variety of factors, such as your oral health, unique dental issue, and more. When you visit us for a consultation, we'll give you an accurate cost estimate based on your specific case. We'll also walk you through our financial options to help you fit a crown into your budget!