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Porcelain Crowns (Caps)

 
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A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size.  A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.

Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular, because they resemble your natural teeth. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced.  At Carmel Mountain Dentistry, which serves North County San Diego including the communities of Rancho Bernardo, Carmel Mountain Ranch, Poway, Rancho Penasquitos, and Scripps Ranch, Dr. Jared Bunker fabricates Porcelain crowns that are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth, giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile. They can be porcelain fused to metal, or an all-ceramic crown, such as the Lava Crown.

To welcome new patients to our office, we are able to extend a few attractive offers that allow an introduction to our practice and a chance to decide that Carmel Mountain Dentistry is the place for you and your family.

      Contact Us Today or Request An Appointment!

Jared Bunker, DMD
Carmel Mountain Dentistry
10175 Rancho Carmel Drive #126
San Diego, CA 92128
Phone: (858) 675-9055
Fax: (858) 675-9040
info@carmelmountaindentistry.com

Reasons for crowns:

  • Broken or fractured teeth.
  • Cosmetic enhancement.
  • Decayed teeth.
  • Fractured fillings.
  • Large fillings.
  • Tooth has a root canal.

What does getting a crown involve?

A crown procedure usually requires two appointments.  Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown.  A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.

While the tooth is numb, Dr. Bunker will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown.  Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.

At your second appointment your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.

You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.

If you have questions about porcelain crowns, please ask Dr. Bunker or any of us at Carmel Mountain Dentistry.

To welcome new patients to our office, we are able to extend a few attractive offers that allow an introduction to our practice and a chance to decide that Carmel Mountain Dentistry is the place for you and your family.

      Contact Us Today or Request An Appointment!

Jared Bunker, DMD
Carmel Mountain Dentistry
10175 Rancho Carmel Drive #126
San Diego, CA 92128
Phone: (858) 675-9055
Fax: (858) 675-9040
info@carmelmountaindentistry.com

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