Do You Need A Crown?

Jul 24th, 2017 | By | Category: Restorative Dentistry

We offer a variety of dental restorations, which are designed to restore teeth to optimal function and health. Along with fillings, we offer dental crowns, which can provide a number of cosmetic and restorative benefits. Do you need a crown? What does placing one involve?

Try Our Quiz on Dental Crowns

  1. True or False: We can use them to repair damaged teeth.
  2. True or False: They can aid tooth replacement.
  3. True or False: We can create them in one visit.
  4. True or False: The crowns will look natural.

Answer Key

  1. True. A restoration fits over the visible portion of the tooth. As a result, we can use it to fix chipped, broken, and even fractured teeth. They can also be used to address teeth worn down by teeth grinding. Should a tooth be naturally malformed, we can use the restoration to reshape them.
  2. True. When you lose a tooth, we can use dental crowns to anchor a dental bridge in place or to restore a single tooth dental implant. Their lifelike appearance and durable nature make them excellent choices to help replace missing teeth.
  3. True. Using E4D technology, we can prepare the tooth and then take digital impressions. We use these images to create a 3D model, which is then uploaded into the E4D machine. The machine then mills the new restoration from a solid block of ceramic. We can check the fit, make any adjustments, and the place the finished restoration in the same visit.
  4. True. We use ceramic because the material reflects light in a similar manner as tooth enamel. In addition, the material is stain-resistant and can be shaded to better blend with your smile. If you have any questions about placing or maintaining a new dental crown, then please contact our office today.

We can Place a Restoration in One Visit

If you would like to find out more about our treatment options, then give us a call! To learn more, or schedule a consultation, contact Hilltop Family Dental today by calling (510) 758-7222. Located in Richmond, CA, we also proudly serve patients from Berkeley, San Pablo, Pinole, Benicia, Vallejo, and all surrounding communities.


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