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Dental crowns are practical, cosmetic, and reliable tooth-shaped dental restorations that cap weakened or unattractive teeth to improve your smile’s function and appearance. Dental crowns may be an amazing option for your smile, and our team answers a few common questions to help you learn more about them.

What functions can a dental crown perform?
A dental crown can offer many useful benefits. For example, it strengthens a weakened tooth, restores a damaged tooth, and beautifies a discolored or misshapen tooth. A severely decayed tooth can be saved from extraction with a dental crown, and dental crowns can support large fillings, anchor a dental bridge, and complete a dental implant.

How is a dental crown placed?
The process of placing a dental crown requires two visits to The Dentist House. First, we take dental X-rays and perform a dental exam to determine if a dental crown is the best possible option. Then, we comfortably numb your smile and shave down your tooth to accommodate the restoration. We send impressions of your tooth to the dental lab to guide the creation of the dental crown and will provide a temporary crown in the meantime. When your crown is complete, we will approve the quality and appearance of the crown before cementing it over the tooth.

How can I care for my dental crown?
Dental crowns should be treated like any other tooth. That means brushing it twice a day, flossing regularly, and using mouthwash to rinse your smile, as well as attending all of your dental checkups.

We invite you to call The Dentist House at 760-446-7343 now to learn more about dental crowns in Ridgecrest, California. Schedule an appointment with our friendly dentist, Dr. Josef Mamaliger, if you are interested in learning whether a dental crown is the right treatment for you.