Dental Crowns in Oxnard, CA
If a tooth becomes severely decayed or damaged, you may need to have a dental crown placed to retain the strength and health of that tooth and to prevent further issues from occurring. You can find this common and versatile treatment at Dentistry by Seabridge in Oxnard, CA.
What are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are fixtures placed to cover teeth. They are custom-made to fit over individual teeth and can be used in a number of ways, both restoratively and cosmetically. They can be made from porcelain, ceramic, metal alloy, or composite resin. The material chosen to create the crown will depend on factors such as the location of the tooth being treated, the amount of tooth that is visible when you smile, and your budget.
Why are Dental Crowns Placed?
A dental crown can be used to:
- Prevent a tooth from cracking or breaking, or to hold together a tooth that has already broken
- Support a tooth with a large filling
- Support a dental bridge
- Improve the appearance of a discolored or misshapen tooth
- Cover a dental implant
- Cover a tooth that has been treated with a root canal
Procedure for Dental Crowns
You should plan to make two visits to our dentist in Oxnard, CA to receive a dental crown. The affected tooth will be prepared during the first appointment. Your dentist at Dentistry by Seabridge will shave down a portion of the tooth enamel to make the tooth smaller and allow the crown to fit comfortably. He or she will then take an impression of the prepared tooth and send this information to a dental laboratory. The crown will take about two weeks to be created off-site. You can have a temporary crown put in place while you are waiting for the permanent crown to come in to keep the prepared tooth protected. When you return to our office, the temporary crown will be removed, and the permanent crown will be bonded into place to complete the treatment.
We are proud to provide quality dental crowns at Dentistry by Seabridge to restore the oral health of patients in Oxnard, CA.