Dental crowns are custom designed dental restorations that are commonly used in combination with a dental implant to replace missing teeth. When used in combination with a dental implant, dental crowns mimic the natural tooth helping to support the long term integrity of the bite. Dental crowns may also be used to stabilize a tooth after a root canal treatment.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
Natural looking: Made of high-quality ceramic material the dental crown mimics natural tooth material
Long lasting: Highly durable, as well as stain resistant, dental crowns can last for many years
Metal free: do not cause discoloration along the gum like conventional metal dental caps
Made from high-quality porcelain, dental crowns look and function like a natural tooth. The dental crown material reflects light just like real teeth creating a highly realistic appearance. The dental crown will be custom designed so that it blends with your natural smile. Dr. Dall’Olmo’s natural eye for facial aesthetics helps him to create dental restorations that enhance the appearance and balance of the teeth and gums.
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Dental Crown What to Expect
Dr. Dall’Olmo works with patients to design a treatment plan tailored to their personal dental health concerns. Dental crowns are used conservatively and only when necessary to address damage or replace missing teeth.
If a dental implant is a part of your dental treatment plan, a date will be scheduled for your surgical procedure. The dental implant will be placed in the jaw bone at the site of the missing tooth. The implant will take about 3-6 months to fully heal and to begin integrating the with the jaw bone.
Once the dental implant is healed, the dental crown will be designed and fabricated. Dr. Dall’Almo will shape the crown and color match the material to fit your natural smile. An abutment will be attached to the top of the implant and used to permanently anchor your final dental crown restoration.
Dental crowns can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years. But this can vary. Gold and porcelain crowns usually last between 5 and 10 years. Crowns made from composite resin may only last for 2 to 5 years. Overall, most dental crowns can last longer if you take good care of them by brushing and flossing regularly, avoiding hard and sticky foods, and seeing your dentist for regular dental checkups.
Yes. If you are considering removing a tooth crown, we recommend contacting your dentist for more information. It is important to note that removal of a tooth crown should only be done by a dental professional.
Yes, it is possible for a tooth crown to fall out. However, this is rare. Several factors could contribute to a tooth crown falling out, such as gum disease or an injury to the mouth. If your tooth crown falls out, you should see your dentist as soon as possible so that they can replace it.
The duration of a tooth crown procedure can vary depending on the number of teeth being treated and the specific technique used. Typically, the procedure takes about two hours to complete. However, some patients may need to come back for a second appointment to have the crowns placed. The first visit is to prepare the tooth and take an impression. The second visit is to put the crown in place.
It is important to arrive at your appointment with a clean mouth. Make sure you brush and floss your teeth before you arrive at the dental office. You may also be asked to rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash. You should inform your dentist of any medications you’re taking, both prescription and over-the-counter. You may also be asked to stop taking certain medications on the days leading up to your appointment.
No, a tooth crown procedure is not painful. So you don’t feel pain during the procedure, your dentist will give you a local anesthetic to numb your teeth and gums. After the numbness wears off, you may have some mild discomfort or sensitivity. The discomfort can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.
Why choose Dr. Fabrizio Dall'Olmo and Associates?
Dr. Fabrizio Dall’Olmo is a leading Santa Monica CA dentist for the preservation of the your natural smile through Bio-Emulative dentistry. Founded in the biologic concepts associated with both periodontics and implants dentistry, Bio-Emulative dental care focuses on the long term maintenance of your natural oral structure, from the integrity of the teeth to healthy gum tissue.
We welcome patients and families seeking personalized, comprehensive oral health care that is based on respect, communication and education about how to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. We also welcome patients that need other dental services that we offer.