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Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a tooth. It restores its shape, size, strength, and appearance. Crowns are made from a variety of materials. These include metal, resin, and porcelain. The type of crown that is right for you will depend on your individual needs and budget.

  • Protect a weak or damaged tooth from further damage
  • Restore a tooth that has been broken, chipped, or worn down
  • Cover a tooth that has had a root canal
  • Support a dental bridge
  • Improve the appearance of a tooth
  • Metal crowns are the strongest and most durable type of crown. Metal crowns are highly visible, so they are not typically used for front teeth.
  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns. These are the most common types of crown. They have a metal frame that is covered with a layer of porcelain. This gives the crown the strength of metal and the natural appearance of porcelain.
  • All-porcelain crowns. These are made entirely of porcelain. They are the most natural-looking type of crown. But they are also the most fragile. All-porcelain crowns are not typically used for molars or other teeth that bear a lot of force.
  • Zirconia crowns. These are made from a strong, white material called zirconia. They are similar to all-porcelain crowns in terms of appearance and durability. But they are more expensive. Zirconia crowns are a good option for people who are allergic to metal. Or who want a crown that is highly esthetic.

Our Specialists

Dr. Ramirez Orozco  Dental Surgeon

Dr. Ramiro Orozco

Dental Surgeon
Phone: +1 (619) 712 4137
Dra. Carolina Ruiz Dental Surgeon

Dra. Carolina Ruiz Verboonen

Dental Surgeon
Phone: +1 (619) 712 4137

The dental crown procedure usually takes two appointments. At the first appointment, your dentist prepares the tooth for the crown. This may involve removing some of the tooth enamel to make room for the crown. Your dentist will then take an impression of the tooth. It will be used to make the crown.

At the second appointment, your dentist will place the crown on the tooth and cement it in place. Once the crown is in place, you will be able to eat and drink as usual.

The cost of a dental crown will vary depending on the type of crown you choose and the location of your dentist. Metal crowns are typically the least expensive, while zirconia crowns are the most expensive.
Dental crowns can last for many years with proper care. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day. You should also see your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings.

If you have any questions or concerns about dental crowns, talk to your dentist. Ask for a free appointment today!