If one tooth is damaged or worn down, you can protect it with a dental crown. Sometimes called a cap, dental crowns are custom made to cover the tooth and colored to match your surrounding teeth for an attractive appearance. At Dental Express in San Diego, CA, we can use a crown to treat tooth decay, protect a damaged tooth, restore a crack, or cover discoloration. In addition, we offer dental crowns with a variety of materials to meet your needs, including porcelain, metal, and metal covered with porcelain. We can also perform an implant-retained crown procedure for long-term stability. Schedule an appointment with our team to find out how a crown may strengthen or repair a damaged tooth while also improving your oral health.
Dental Crowns Reviews
"Went in a few weeks ago for a consult on a tooth that shifted horribly after my braces were taken off and Dr. Jamie won me over instantly! He didn't tell me what I needed to do but instead gave me options and explained each thoroughly. Today I went for my crown and it was the smoothest process! His assistant Kathy was constantly checking on me while Dr. Jamie reassured me everything was going perfectly. The staff is very nice as well. At the end of my appointment I was almost in tears with the difference of my smile! Way better than going back to braces for years!!! While my crown is the temporary one, I can't stop showing off my smile. I tried to compliment Dr. Jamie's work but he is way too humble. Thanks again and can't wait for my permanent crown! Here are my before and after."- A.J. / Yelp / Feb 10, 2018
"I chose this dentist on a whim and I'm so happy I did. I've been working with Dr Jamie and Assistant Jessica the last couple months. Dr Jamie is rock solid! Definitely knows what he's doing, has an eye for design, and most importantly is patient and is wanting to do what's best for you. He legit went out of his way numerous times to make sure my crowns were perfect and exactly what I wanted. Jessica made the process a breeze and is so nice to talk to! Will definitely be making this my dentist permanently. You should def request Dr Jamie!!!! And you're lucky if you get to work with Jessica!!"- M.C. / Yelp / Mar 30, 2018
"I am very happy to have found Dental Express. The entire staff is professional, courteous and caring. Recently my boyfriend and I had dental work done and we are more than happy with the results and can eat pain free! Yay for crowns. Thank you for your above and beyond service. See you all at our next cleaning appointment (which is soon)"- C.R. / Yelp / Jan 15, 2018
"Awesome, Awesome Awesome Experience! I have been afraid to go to the dentist based on a previous appt (with different dentist) who said I needed 8 new crowns that would only cost me about $5k...Yikes! So, I went to Dental Express on West Pt Loma, expecting similar assessment. But, no, Dr. Casey looked at my teeth and said, you're fine. You don't even have any cavities that need filling. The entire experience was amazing...from the minute I walked in the door, every single person working there was warm, friendly and helpful! They don't try to up sell you either. After going to Dental Express I will never go anywhere else for my dental needs. These guys are as good as it gets!! Highly recommend!"- H.F. / Yelp / Oct 04, 2015
"I went here thinking I needed 2 implants in the front of my mouth after a bad experience with western dental. I was in tears because of the run around that other dentists have put me through, compleatly expecting the worst. At dental express the dentist gave me a free implant consolation with x-rays and everything. Turned out that i didnt need implants, just crowns. The billing girl even got one of my teeth approved by my insurance so I only had to pay for one. Everywhere else I went told me that my teeth were only a cosmedic issue and I wouldnt get any help through my insurance. Dental Express and their staff helped me get the best work done on my mouth. They fought for me and explained to my insurance why I need the work done. They really care about their patients and they had such compassion for my situation! They not only fixed my teeth they gave me back my confidence and my beautiful smyle. I would definately recomend Dental Express to any of my family or friends, they are amazing!!!"- F.D. / Google / Oct 24, 2018
Dental crowns may be used in several different situations. They can be used to protect a weak, decaying tooth to keep it from breaking or it may hold parts of a tooth together that have already cracked. Dental crowns may also be used to fix a tooth that is loose or extremely worn down. They can be used to strengthen a tooth with a lot of decay that will not take a tooth-colored filling, serve as part of a dental bridge, or hide misshapen or discolored teeth. Crowns can be glued to the tooth or connected by an implant. The crown's material is chosen based on the location of your tooth. Porcelain fused to metal (PFM) or metal is typically stronger so they are better suited for the less visible teeth in the back. Ceramic or porcelain crowns are often selected for the front teeth and matched to the shape, size, and color of your natural teeth. At your consult, we will discuss your choices and help you choose the best crown type for your needs.
What To Expect
At your consult, we will take impressions of your teeth so your crown is made to fit your tooth. If needed, a temporary crown may be used to cover your tooth while your custom crown is being crafted. Once your custom crown is made, we administer a local numbing anesthetic to the specific area. More sedation techniques may be available to help you feel more comfortable during the procedure if you have any fears or anxieties. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, one of our dentists will prepare your tooth by cleaning away any decay, then file down the enamel to create room for your crown. The crown will be glued to your tooth or connected to an implant. Once set, we can adjust the crown's fit so your bite is correct.
Unless sedation was used, you should be able to leave once your crown is placed and continue your daily activities. A member from our team will discuss the best way to care for your crown, including foods to avoid and the best way to keep it clean. During your exams at Dental Express, one of our dentists will assess your crown and adjust the fit for comfort. We will let you know when the crown needs to be replaced; however, with good care, it should last for several years. If you have any trouble with your crown (if it becomes loose or falls out), call our office immediately. Do not try to fix the crown or reattach it since this may lead to an infection or a bad fit.
Depending on your insurance coverage, some of your costs may be covered. After talking to your insurance, we can calculate your personal expenses. During your consult, we will help you determine the best material for your crown that fits your needs and budget. We will also go over payment options along with medical financing to help make your procedure more affordable.
Custom Dental Crowns
A single missing or damaged tooth can be repaired with a custom dental crown at Dental Express. Talk to someone from our team about how a dental crown can protect your tooth from further harm and keep your whole mouth healthy. With a wide variety of materials available, a custom crown can match your natural teeth to keep your smile beautiful. Contact our office in San Diego, CA to schedule a consultation with one of our helpful dentists.
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