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What Is a Dental Crown?

December 1, 2021
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Posted By: Cabrillo Family Dental Care
Man smiling after dental crowns in Pacifica, CA

A dental crown is a protective cover for a tooth that mimics the tooth's natural appearance. Dental crowns also function like natural teeth, allowing the patient to continue eating and drinking normally without discomfort.

What Are Dental Crowns For?

Typically when a patient has a tooth that has suffered damage from a cavity or physical trauma, dentists will use a filling to protect the exposed part of the tooth from bacteria and more damage.

When the tooth's structure has become too compromised to hold a filling, a crown is the next option for protecting the tooth and keeping it functional.

Crowns are also used in dental implants to cap off the titanium post placed in the jawbone, creating a durable, functional, and natural-looking artificial tooth.

Dental crowns can also be used to improve the appearance of teeth that are misshapen or damaged. This is because the crown mimics natural teeth almost perfectly, meaning no one will notice your crown when you smile.

How Do I Know If I Need a Crown?

To know if a crown is a good solution for you, meeting with your local Pacifica, CA dentist in person will be essential. Before making any recommendations for your best dental care options, we have to conduct a thorough exam.

Using the information we collect about your oral health, we can discuss your dental needs and wants and help you decide on the best course of action from there. 

Experienced Dentist In Pacifica, CA

Cabrillo Family Dental Care invites you to see why our patients in the greater Pacifica area love the work we do. If you want to learn more and see if a dental crown is right for you, contact us to schedule a time to meet with one of our dentists, Dr. Henspetter or Dr. Jen Kin, for an examination.

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