Dental Crowns in Chico CA
Teeth are made to absorb a lot of force. Every day, your teeth chew, clench, and grind. Unfortunately, day-to-day wear or sudden trauma (like biting into an unexpected olive pit) can cause serious damage to your teeth.
If your tooth is damaged, a dental crown may be the best option. Chico dentist Dr. Daniel Surh uses crowns to repair and protect damaged teeth.
What Are Dental Crowns?
A crown is a restoration that covers your entire tooth. We work with highly skilled dental labs to create beautiful, customized dental crowns. Your crown will fit perfectly to restore function to your damaged tooth.
Crowns are available in a range of materials, including porcelain and metals like gold. All-porcelain crowns are popular because they blend in so well with your natural teeth. We recognize that aesthetics are important and our patients want to look and feel their best.
Creating beautiful crowns is both an art and a science. Your crown will be designed just for you. With good home hygiene and regular visits to our Chico dental office, your crown can last for many years.
How Are Dental Crowns Placed?
At South Chico Dental Care, we take your comfort seriously. Before performing your procedure, Dr. Surh will take the time to make sure you are completely numb.
To begin, Dr. Surh will remove the damaged portion of your tooth. Next, he will shape your tooth so that the crown fits properly. We will take impressions of your tooth to send to the dental lab. You’ll be fitted with a temporary crown to keep you comfortable and protect the tooth.
We’ll notify you when the permanent crown returns from the dental lab. At your next appointment, Dr. Surh will bond the crown to your tooth. This airtight seal protects the tooth beneath from food particles and bacteria.
Dental Crowns After Root Canal Therapy
Dental crowns are often recommended following root canal therapy. This is because root canals can leave the tooth brittle and more prone to fracture. Crowns are especially important if the treated tooth is one that absorbs a lot of force from chewing. By restoring the tooth with a crown, we can significantly extend the life of your tooth.
Dental bridges are an option for replacing a missing tooth. We use two kinds of crowns to create dental bridges. Abutment crowns are placed on the teeth immediately adjacent to the space left by the missing tooth. The purpose of these is to hold the pontic in place. This is the crown that fills in the gap. Your bridge will be carefully designed to match your other teeth. We’ll teach you the best way to care for your restorations so that they will last a long time.
Do You Have a Damaged Tooth?
You don’t have to put up with the discomfort of a damaged tooth. Call South Chico Dental Care to schedule an appointment with Dr. Daniel Surh. We’ll listen carefully to your needs and make your dental care easy and comfortable.