Dental crowns protect teeth weakened by damage and decay and correct aesthetic issues so your smile looks healthy and beautiful no matter what. Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry is a top provider of dental restorations, including durable, natural-looking crowns for patients in Valencia, California, and throughout the Santa Clarita Valley region. Contact the office to learn how crowns can restore your teeth and help you get the beautiful smile you’re looking for.

Crowns Q & A

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns are durable, tooth-colored “covers” designed to surround the visible portion of your tooth, all the way down to the gum. Crowns are custom made using state-of-the-art materials, then tinted to match your teeth so they blend in perfectly to restore your beautiful smile.

When are crowns used?

Crowns are very versatile, and they have several important uses in dentistry. Depending on your needs, a crown can be used to:

  • Cover dark fillings or other obvious restoration
  • Restore a tooth that’s broken, cracked, or otherwise badly damaged or misshapen
  • Strengthen and protect teeth used to support a dental crown
  • Strengthen and improve the cosmetic appearance of a tooth treated with root canal therapy

Why are crowns used with bridges?

A bridge is used to replace one or more teeth that are missing. Bridges stay in place by attaching to the teeth on either side of the gap. The crowns help protect those teeth from damage that can be caused when the bridge places excessive pressures on these teeth, especially during chewing and biting.

How is a crown applied?

Crowns are made on a patient-by-patient basis in a special dental lab using tooth-colored porcelain. The application of a crown requires two office visits.

At the first office visit, your dentist prepares the tooth for the crown by removing a small amount of material from the tooth surface. This step ensures there’s enough room for the crown when it’s applied to the tooth. Once the tooth is prepared, the dentist takes an impression of the tooth and sends it to the dental lab. Then a temporary crown is placed on your tooth to protect it.

At the second visit, the dentist removes the temporary crown, cleans the tooth, and then applies the crown using a very strong dental adhesive, buffing the crown so it fits comfortably.

How long do crowns last?

With proper care, including regular brushing and flossing and routine trips to the dentist for cleanings and checkups, you can expect your crown to last for 15 years or longer. You can protect your crown by avoiding biting or chewing on hard substances or foods like hard candies or ice.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry, we accept all PPO insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Delta Dental
Health Net

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