Dental Crowns in Cupertino
Ryan Senft, DDS provides dental crowns in Cupertino, CA. Call 408-996-8595 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Dental crowns serve a number of functions in dentistry, including replacing teeth when paired with dental implants, supporting dental bridges, and protecting a tooth following a root canal. The most common reason we use dental crowns is to restore a tooth that has more decay than can be addressed with a filling alone.
A dental crown allows us to save your natural tooth by removing only the damaged or decayed area and leaving the rest intact. A crown restores function, strength, and aesthetics by protecting the healthy portion of the tooth and replacing the part that was removed.
Dental Crown Process
When you require a dental crown, the first step is to take a digital impression of your teeth and bite, which allows us to create a model on our computer. We’re able to design a crown that looks and functions exactly like your natural tooth by using this model.
Following this, your tooth is prepared for your crown by removing the decayed area. To ensure your comfort, we use a local anesthetic to numb your mouth. Another digital impression is taken, this time to aid in the fitting of your crown to your prepared tooth.
Your final all-ceramic crown will be placed on your tooth about 45 minutes later. In our office, we have the technology and skill to make crowns in one visit!
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Crowns
How long do dental crowns last?
Your dental crown’s lifespan is determined by its position in your mouth, your oral habits, and the material used, although most crowns last between five and 15 years. It’s not unusual for them to last considerably longer for patients who practice good oral hygiene habits and come in for regular dental checkups.
Is it painful to have a crown put on your tooth?
No, getting a dental crown is not painful. Local anesthetic will be used to numb your tooth and the surrounding area.
Are crowns worth it?
Yes, dental crowns are well worth the investment. If extracting your tooth is the only other option, dental crowns are the better choice because saving your natural tooth preserves your oral health and protects your jawbone.
Does a dental crown look natural?
All-ceramic crowns can be made to blend in naturally with the rest of your smile.
Which crown is best for back teeth?
A type of all-ceramic crown called zirconia is best for back teeth in most situations.