What You Should Know About Crowns

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What You Should Know About Crowns

A damaged tooth can significantly impact your smile, dental health, and confidence. It can make you hide your smile or make chewing a challenge.

That’s where dental crowns come in. These versatile dental solutions can restore the appearance and strength of damaged teeth.

At VaraniSmile in Turlock, California, general dentist Antoine Varani and our team of skilled dental care providers take pride in providing our patients with exceptional dental crowns. Here, we share some essential facts about crowns.

About dental crowns

A dental crown is a cap placed over a damaged tooth. It is made from tooth-colored porcelain that is permanently bonded to your existing tooth or attached to a dental implant.

Because your crown matches the color of your teeth, it improves your appearance as well as your oral function. 

Dr. Varani may recommend a dental crown for one of many reasons, including:

  • Anchoring dental bridges in place
  • Building up a tooth with an oversized filling from a large cavity
  • Covering a tooth after a root canal
  • Improving the appearance of your smile
  • Preventing a damaged tooth from requiring extraction
  • Preventing a weakened or chipped tooth from breaking
  • Repairing or restoring implants received in the past
  • Restoring a worn or damaged tooth to its original shape or size

Contact our team to see if a dental crown is right for you.

What to expect when getting a crown at VaraniSmile

If X-rays and an oral examination determine that you would benefit from a dental crown, Dr. Varani and our team use digital scanners to take impressions of your tooth. Then, we create a customized crown designed to blend in with your other teeth.

While your crown is being created, a temporary crown protects your tooth. When your custom crown is ready, Dr. Varani bonds it to your tooth. 

If you take good care of your crown, it can last for up to 15 years or longer. Simple steps like brushing and flossing regularly, avoiding potentially damaging actions, such as chewing on ice, and scheduling regular dental exams and cleanings can help maximize the life of your crown.

Schedule your crown consultation today

Don’t put up with unsightly, damaged, or weak teeth any longer. Dental crowns provide an effective way to enhance your smile. 

Dr. Varani and his team are committed to your dental health. To make an appointment for a crown consultation, oral exam, or routine cleaning, call us at (209) 248-6659 or use our easy online booking form.