Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics
Serving the Inland Empire including Hesperia, San Bernardino, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, and Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Dental crowns are one of the most common solutions to rehabilitate damaged teeth and fill gaps. With over 45 years of experience providing dental crowns to men, women and families in Southern California's Inland Empire and hi/low desert regions, the team at Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics walks you through your crown options. With offices in San Bernardino, Rancho Mirage, Hesperia, Palm Desert, and Rancho Cucamonga, call or go online today to find out more.
Crowns Q & A
What are dental crowns?
A dental crown helps fill in gaps and restore your smile should you have a missing or damaged tooth. The prosthetic typically covers the tooth entirely to strengthen the affected area.
Since crowns fill the role of natural teeth, they can have wide-ranging results, including helping you bite and chew better, effectively stabilizing the health of your digestive system.
When do you need a crown?
A number of situations can bring about the need for a crown. The team at Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics encourages you to consider getting a crown if you have:
- Missing teeth
- Damage that needs covering
- Root canal treatment
- Discolored or cracked tooth
- An oversized cavity
What types of crowns are there?
The team at Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics offers crowns made from different materials, including:
- Stainless steel
- Metal (gold or alloy)
Your dentist determines which material is the best suited for you. The team will then evaluate the health of your gums, the tooth in question, and the fitting you will need.
This specialized attention to placing the crown ensures long-lasting results, comfort on a daily basis, and natural assimilation with the rest of your teeth.
How are dental crowns placed?
After numbing the tooth, the team at Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics creates an impression of it, which will provide the sizing for the crown.
Then, you’ll get a temporary crown on the tooth. This crown will be removed painlessly when the permanent crown is ready — usually in just a few weeks.
Before permanently cementing the crown, a team member makes the necessary adjustments to ensure top-quality fit and comfort.
How long do crowns last?
It’s not unusual for crowns to last at least 15 years. The crown's lifespan depends greatly on the material you choose. The team at Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics can explain the varying degrees of durability for each material.
Does a crown require extra care?
Think of a crown as you would a regular tooth. To take care of it, you’ll need to:
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day
- Floss religiously
- Avoid hard foods
- Follow up with a team member at Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics regularly
Dental crowns might be what you need to restore your smile and get rid of damaged teeth. Book an appointment with Hospitality Dental & Orthodontics online or over the phone today to learn more about your treatment options.