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Dental Crowns in Irvine, CA


Dental crowns are a great way to restore your smile and protect your teeth from further damage. If you have a cracked or broken tooth, have experienced root canal failure, or have a dental filling that has come loose, we can help.

The team at Serene Dental Center in Irvine, CA can create a custom-made dental crown to protect your teeth and prevent further decay. Call us today to schedule an appointment! Learn more about the benefits of dental crowns and how they can support your oral health:

What is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a protective covering placed over a tooth to strengthen and restore it. Crowns are often used as a preventative treatment for teeth that are decayed, broken, or have root canals. They can be used as a cover for a tooth that has had a previous filling or for a tooth that has had root canal therapy.

Crowns are typically made of a material called porcelain, a durable, synthetic material designed to look like natural tooth enamel. This creates a seamless finish and provides a natural-looking appearance.

Dental crowns are usually placed on the outside of the tooth to cover the visible portion but can also be placed on the inside. The crown is bonded to the tooth and the gums, creating a solid seal. No matter where the crown is, it should look like a natural tooth.

Why Tooth Crowns Save Decaying Teeth

When teeth are decayed, they are often too weak to withstand a dental filling, which can cause the tooth to break. Crowns are a viable option for protecting teeth with a large amount of decay.

Crowns are placed on the outside of the tooth and attached to the tooth and gums with a strong resin. This resin is exceptionally durable, so it will be able to stabilize the tooth for several years, or even a lifetime.

A tooth that is too decayed to support a dental filling can be saved by crowning the tooth. Crowns can also be used to repair teeth that have broken due to trauma or gum disease.

Situations that Might Require Crowns

Broken or cracked teeth

Teeth that have been chipped or broken can be repaired with a dental crown.

Root canal failure

If you had root canal therapy, but your tooth still hurts or becomes infected, a dental crown can be used to protect the tooth.

Large fillings

If your tooth has a large cavity or filling, a dental crown can be used to conceal the tooth’s size.

Large teeth

Large teeth may put you at risk for tooth decay and periodontal disease. A dental crown can be used to reduce the size of your teeth.

Serene Dental Center Dental Crowns

When you visit the Serene Dental Center in Irvine, CA, we can make a crown out of porcelain. This is a durable ceramic material that has a decorative finish. It’s designed to look like your natural teeth and blend in with your smile.

Porcelain crowns can be used to repair decayed teeth and cover large fillings. Crowns can be used to strengthen teeth that have root canals.

If you have a tooth weakened due to decay, root canal failure, or trauma, we can place a crown to protect the tooth and prevent further damage. Crowns are durable and can last for years, even for a lifetime.

After Care for Dental Crowns

  • Practice good oral hygiene: Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Floss at least once a day to remove plaque from your teeth and gums.
  • Avoid certain foods: Some foods, such as hard or sticky candy, can damage your new crown. Be cautious when eating and follow your dentist’s advice.
  • Using mouthwash: Using a mouthwash with fluoride can help prevent plaque and bacteria from forming on your teeth.
  • Visit the dentist regularly: It’s important to maintain a regular dental schedule and make visits to the dentist every six months.

Same-Day Crowns in Irvine with DIGITAL SCANNING for IMPRESSIONS

If you need a crown but don’t have enough time for an impression, we can make an "instant" crown. This is called a same-day crown. It’s made from a digital scan of your mouth. This allows us to make a crown on the same day as your exam!

Same-day crowns are great for emergencies or for patients who need to leave with a repair right away. Same-day crowns are made with unique materials that set quickly. You can go home with the crown in one day!

Our Office and Our Commitment

At Serene Dental Center, we believe that our commitment to excellence extends beyond the quality of our dental care. We also understand the stress and anxiety that comes with visiting the dentist.

It’s our goal to provide a warm and welcoming environment where you can relax and enjoy yourself while receiving the treatment you need. Our staff is committed to making every visit as pleasant as possible. With their warm smiles and soothing words, they’ll take away any apprehension you may be feeling.

We also offer flexible appointment times, and our team is available to provide emergency care when necessary. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, call us today at (949) 748-7373.

The Dental Difference at Serene Dental Center

At Serene Dental Center, we believe that a healthy smile is the foundation to a happy and successful life. We are committed to helping you achieve your dental goals by providing the latest innovations in dental care and education. We provide a wide variety of services, including teeth whitening, dental implants, and Invisalign.

We are committed to providing excellent care with a gentle touch. Our goal is to help you maintain your optimal oral health and achieve the smile you want. As soon as you walk in, you'll see how much we care about giving excellent care and making the place feel like home.

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Situations that May Need Crowns to Fix

  • Badly decaying teeth
  • Cracked, fractured teeth
  • Protection needed for damaged teeth from further destruction

Applying a Crown to Your Teeth:

A dental crown or “cap” covers the tooth while restoring the tooth to original shape and size. Decay is first removed from the tooth before a mold is made of the prepared surface. This mold or “impression” creates a model of the tooth and surrounding area, which is then sent to a special laboratory for creation of the crown. When the crown returns from the lab, it is applied to the prepared surface in the mouth.

Benefits and Disadvantages of Dental Crowns

What are the Benefits of Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are made to restore the shape and size of the teeth, back to its natural state. Crowns are also placed on teeth to prevent the tooth from farther fracturing due to excessive tooth structure loss. With the right material, crowns can look and feel like a natural tooth. With proper brushing, flossing and hygiene appointments crowns can last 5 to 10 years on the average.

Catching the tooth decay early also greatly increases the chances of successful crowning.

Disadvantages of Crowning Teeth:

While crowns have few disadvantages, they will eventually need to be re-cemented or replaced due to normal wear. Normally, crowns are made to replace teeth that have been damaged and/or are decaying. If patients need to have a tooth replaced, a dental implant would be a better solution.

Serene Dental Center Patient before & after Crowns

Same-Day Crowns in Irvine with DIGITAL SCANNING for IMPRESSIONS

Thanks to the Digital Scanner for Dental Impression, our expert dentists can create top-quality crowns in a single visit. This eliminates the need for multiple time-consuming appointments, ill-fitting temporary restorations and outsourcing the work to a dental laboratory. Patients love the speed and ease of the treatment process, and they enjoy long-lasting, beautiful results.

The first step to create a beautiful, customized dental crown is to use the Digital Scanner to take digital intraoral scans and capture data about the affected tooth and the rest of the mouth. We simply pass the pen-like device through the patient’s mouth, as it captures millions of data points. This process is not invasive or uncomfortable for the patient, and it is very fast. Once we have obtained the necessary information, we can use it to plan out the customized crown.

Do Dental Crowns Need to be Replaced?

Dental crowns are made of highly durable material that’s long lasting. They may at some point need to be replaced. The most common reason to replace a crown is due to new decay within the region of the crown. Though crowns cannot experience discoloration, it is strongly recommended that patients brush and floss dental crowns like normal teeth. This will help prevent from needing replacement crowns in the future.

Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Crowns

What are the advantages of dental crowns?

Dental crowns recreate the appearance of an attractive, healthy tooth. Crafted from lifelike materials, they blend in with the surrounding teeth. They are strong enough to withstand the normal forces of chewing and biting. Crowns are also very durable and protect the tooth from sustaining additional damage. They can last for many years with the proper care and professional follow-up.

Who is a good candidate for a dental crown?

Generally, dental crowns are a good option for individuals with significant tooth decay or damage, yet enough remaining tooth structure to anchor the crown. If there is not sufficient tooth structure, other options may need to be explored. Irvine patients can see if they are a candidate by visiting our doctors today.

What reasons would someone have for needing a crown?

Someone may require a dental crown if they:

  • Have dental decay or damage that is too large for a filling
  • Have an extremely worn tooth
  • Need a tooth restored after a root canal
  • Need to anchor a dental bridge
  • Need to cover a dental implant post

What materials are used to construct dental crowns?

Dental crowns can be fabricated using metal (e.g., gold), porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or Zirconia,. Each type of material has its own set of pros and cons.

For example, porcelain crowns offer the best cosmetic result, although they may be brittle or fracture easily under the forces of tooth grinding or clenching. Gold crowns are very strong and long-lasting, but are visibly different from natural teeth. Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are a good compromise, although the dark metal edges may be visible at the gumline. Zirconia crowns provide esthetic results with excellent strength for heavy grinding.

The type of material used to construct your crown depends on many factors, including the location of the tooth that needs to be restored, whether you grind or clench, and any allergies or sensitivities you may have.

Will I need a root canal when I get a crown?

Some crowned teeth require root canal therapy and others do not. The two treatments are not mutually exclusive.

The treatment protocol depends on the extent of the damage. A root canal is performed when the soft tissue inside the tooth (the pulp) becomes infected. This can happen in cases of deep cavities that reach the pulp. In these cases, the dental pulp is removed, the inside of the tooth is disinfected and filled with a special material and a crown is placed over the tooth to protect it.

Simply placing a crown over a tooth that is badly cracked or broken does not require a root canal. But the damage or decay that leads to the need for a crown may also require a root canal.

How long are crowns expected to last?

Some crowns last for many years, and others only for a few. There are various factors that influence the lifespan of a crown, including the material from which the crown is crafted, the condition of the tooth that is crowned, and dental hygiene habits. In general, crowns can last anywhere from five to 15 years.

Learn More about Dental Crowns

For more information about getting dental crowns in Irvine, CA please call or email Serene Dental Center today.

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