Crowns (Caps) Long Beach
Conveniently located to serve Lakewood, Los Alamitos, Los Altos, and Belmont Shore
If you have a broken tooth, large fillings, or have a tooth with a root canal, a dental crown (cap) can help to provide protection for this tooth and restore the appearance of your smile. Long Beach Dentist Dr. John Cho specializes in cosmetic dentistry and can provide you with excellent care and results.
What Is a Dental Crown?
A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface, restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth-colored crown) are the most popular. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color of your teeth, giving you a long-lasting, beautiful smile.
Reasons for crowns:
- Broken or fractured teeth.
- Cosmetic enhancement.
- Decayed teeth.
- Fractured fillings.
- Large fillings.
- Tooth has a root canal.
What does getting a crown involve?
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.
While the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.
At your second appointment, your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.
You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.
The Cost of Dental Crowns
During your consultation, Dr. Cho can go over the expected cost of your dental crowns. There are several options for dental crowns with varying prices. Dr. Cho can go over each option so you can make an informed decision. Our team can also answer any questions you may have regarding insurance coverage. We do offer financing options through CareCredit to help pay for your dental crowns.
Schedule a Consultation Today
If you are in need of crowns, contact our office today to schedule a consultation to receive your crowns in Long Beach Dentist Dr. John Cho. Dr. Cho can go over what to expect and provide you with the expert dental care you need.