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Dental Crowns Specialist

Madison Family Dental Group

General Dentist & Endodontist located in Fair Oaks, CA

If you’re looking for a way to restore damaged teeth or improve the appearance of your smile, consider dental crowns with Madison Family Dental Group in Fair Oaks, California. Led by Shiva Salehi, DDS, Madison Family Dental Group provides dental crown placement and other restorative services in a professional, kind, and sanitary environment enhanced with state-of-the-art technology. To schedule your visit, contact the practice online or over the phone today.

Dental Crowns Q&A

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns are prostheses that  “crown” the teeth. They usually cover existing teeth, but Dr. Salehi also attaches them to dental implants. 

As tooth coverings, dental crowns can perform many functions, including:

  • Protecting damaged teeth
  • Guarding and strengthening cracked or weak teeth
  • Covering exposed tooth nerves
  • Covering misshapen or discolored teeth

When Dr. Salehi attaches crowns to dental implants, the crowns act as tooth replacements.

What are crowns made of?

Madison Family Dental Group offers crowns made from three different formulas:

All-metal crowns

All-metal crowns don’t degrade or wear down, no matter how hard you bite down or chew. Though they’re incredibly strong, the practice mainly places them in the back molars because they’re more noticeable.

Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns

Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are made up of a porcelain or ceramic surface fused over an inner metal shell. Porcelain fused to metal crowns offer the natural appearance of porcelain crowns reinforced with the durability of metal.

Unfortunately, sometimes the metal shell reveals itself at the bottom of the tooth, as a dark line. Also, because the metal shell is so strong, it has the potential to break off or chip the porcelain layer with aggressive chewing. 

All-porcelain (all-ceramic) crowns

All-porcelain or all-ceramic crowns look like your own teeth. While they’re not as strong as the other types of crowns, they offer the advantage of beauty. The practice can match them to the shade of your natural teeth, and shape them to fit in with your smile. 

All-porcelain crowns are most successful in the front of your mouth, where your bite’s force is lower, and you’re less likely to chip them.

What happens during a crown placement?

When you come in for your crown placement, Dr. Salehi begins by removing a minimal portion of your enamel. She does this to make sure that the crown won’t stand out or push your teeth out of position. 

Next, she takes an impression of your teeth and sends it off to the lab, where they create an exact replica, matching not only size but shape.

After this, she places a temporary crown to protect your tooth while you wait for your permanent crown. Your crown arrives one to two weeks later, after which Madison Family Dental Group invites you back. 

At your final visit, Dr. Salehi removes the temporary crown and bonds the permanent crown to your natural tooth.

Learn how you can restore or enhance your teeth using advanced technologies in a safe and effective way by contacting Madison Family Dental Group. Contact the practice online or over the phone today.