Dental Crown FAQ
Posted on 12/22/2015
As your one-stop shop for both family and cosmetic dentistry, we have a wide range of expertise in the dental field. Due to our expertise when it comes to dental crowns, we hear questions about crowns fairly frequently. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about dental crowns in Walnut Creek, CA!

What Are Dental Crowns?Dental Crowns

Put simply, a dental crown is a cap that covers a damaged tooth. Crowns are meant to strengthen the damaged tooth, thereby improving its functioning, appearance, alignment, and structure. Dental crowns mimic the appearance of your other teeth, and can match the color of them, without ever yellowing.

Do Dental Crowns Hurt?

Here at Fitzgerald Dentistry, our Walnut Creek dentists use modern anesthetics to minimize pain. After the procedure is finished, your gum may be slightly sensitive – we recommend using warm salt water to alleviate this.

How Can I Benefit From A Dental Crown?

There are many reasons why Dr. Fitzgerald, Dr. Verano, or Dr. Pampalone may recommend a dental crown. As a Walnut Creek cosmetic dentistry office, we are always looking for ways in which we can approve the appearance of our patient’s smiles, and crowns hold the ability to not only make your tooth stronger, but to make your smile look better as well. 

Here are just a few of the benefits that dental crowns can provide:

  • Act as a shield for weak teeth, protecting them from fracturing
  • Restoring or replacing a fractured tooth
  • Cover a discolored tooth, making for a more cohesive smile
  • Cover a poorly shaped tooth, thereby improving the appearance and structure of your smile
  • Replace an existing crown that has new decay

What Does A Typical Crown Procedure Consist Of?

We are proud to say that we offer one-visit dental crowns – something that is rare in the dental community. Using state-of-the-art CEREC technology, we will make the dental crown in house, eliminating the need for a third party lab altogether. This allows us to install your crown immediately, making for a more convenient visit to your Walnut Creek, CA dentist.

How Often Will They Need To Be Replaced?

Though dental crowns are highly durable, they may eventually need to be replaced. The most common reason to replace a crown is because of new decay adjacent to the crown. Though crowns cannot yellow, they should definitely still be brushed and flossed as your normal teeth are. The best way to prevent against needing a replacement is to care for your current crown.

Contact Fitzgerald Dentistry! 

Fitzgerald Dentistry not only provides quality dental care in a comfortable location, but we can also provide one-visit crowns, making for convenient visits. Contact us to schedule an appointment today!