The Many Uses of Dental Crowns

San Francisco Dentist Serving San Rafael, Oakland, Berkeley &
Nearby Bay Area, California

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Tooth model showing the tooth crown and rootsDental crowns are a common and widely used dental restoration. Why? Because they're effective at treating a range of cosmetic and structural tooth problems, while still looking like an aesthetically pleasing natural tooth. And on top of all that, dental crowns are extraordinarily durable.

Of course, at the DENTAL STUDIO, we understand that the important thing is finding the right procedure for you and your specific needs. When it comes to dental crowns, this means carefully evaluating your teeth and gums in order to ensure that dental crowns can achieve your specific goals and address your dental health requirements.

What Can Dental Crowns Achieve For You?

The good news is that dental crowns are quite versatile – while many dental treatments are designed to address one or two specific conditions, dental crowns are capable of resolving a surprisingly large number of problems.

Dental crowns can fix the following common dental problems:

  • Fractured teeth
  • Severe cavities
  • Worn teeth
  • Old tooth fillings
  • Stained teeth
  • Misshapen teeth

The other common use of a dental crown is as the artificial tooth in a dental implant. A dental implant involves the placement of a titanium implant in the jawbone. After the implant is fully integrated into your jaw, an artificial tooth – the dental crown – is fixed onto the implant. A dental crown makes for a great option in these situations, because it's quite durable and inconspicuous – no one will know you have an artificial tooth.

Finally, dental crowns can be used after a root canal is performed. After a decayed tooth is fully cleaned out and sealed, a crown is often placed over the tooth in order to protect it and restore structure and strength.

Finding Out if You Need a Tooth Crown

Woman smiling after tooth crown placement in Oakland CAAt our office, our preferred crown is the all-porcelain dental crown. They're a wonderful piece of dental work – they're strong and durable without containing any metal. They're completely mercury free. And they also offer remarkable aesthetic properties – they can be used for both front and rear teeth.

In an exam with Dr. Jarrod Cornehl, he will first examine your teeth and discuss your dental health history before making a final recommendation. There may be more than one treatment option for restoring your teeth, and he will discuss each of these options with you. The dental crowns and other restorations at our practice restore optimum tooth function and structure while also improving the appearance of your smile.

Put simply, dental crowns represent an exciting solution for your dental needs. If you're a good candidate for crowns, you can trust that they will serve you well for the long term.

Your Consultation with Dr. Cornehl

The only way to know if a dental crown is the right match for the dental issue you are experiencing is to consult Dr. Cornehl. After examining your teeth, he can determine the range of options available you, and provide the information you need in order to choose a treatment plan. If you live in or around San Francisco, California and you have questions about dental crowns, please call the DENTAL STUDIO today at 415-392-5025.