What is the Deal With Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are a common fixture in dentistry. They are used for many different reasons, but the simplest way to describe them is as a cap that is tooth-like in structure, appearance and integrity. It is a cap that covers a tooth in its entirety, completely to the gums.

The procedure to place a crown is fairly straightforward. A dentist uses a putty for an impression or a digital scanner to create the impression for the tooth to be crowned. This is to ensure the patient’s bite is as it was before the original tooth was damaged. Crowns can be temporary or permanent, depending on the reason for the crown.

Once a crown is made, and the patient returns to the office for it to be placed, the tooth to be crowned is prepped. Depending on the reason for the tooth to be crowned, it may need to be filed down or built up so that the crown can be placed properly.

Crowns can be made out of several different types of materials, and is dependent on the situation. A dentist will know which material is best suited based on the situation. If ever worried about the material used in a crown, be sure to reach out to your dentist to ensure it is the best possible fit for you. Crowns are typically made out of:

  • Metal/stainless steel
  • Resin
  • Porcelain
  • Ceramic

There are various reasons a crown could need to be placed:

  • Cosmetic needs to fix the appearance of teeth
  • Protect weakened teeth
  • Protect broken or cracked teeth that has been worn down
  • Aiding in dental bridge placement
  • Correct misshapen teeth
  • Cover implants

As you can see, there are many reasons why crowns are such an integral part of dentistry. If you need assistance with a crown, be sure to call Dr. Mirelez now at <a href=”tel:559-900-2332″ onClick=”ga(‘send’, ‘event’, ‘CallFromMobile’, ‘content’, document.URL);”>559-900-2332</a>.


Crowning Royalty at OnCall Dental-Fresno

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The necessity of a dental crown is usually readily apparent. Based on how much tooth is available to hold in a filling, sometimes a crown is necessary to add more support and to keep the tooth from falling apart or breaking. Crowns are also needed as a sturdy support for dental bridges.

A crown restores your tooth to normal shape, size and strength, and allows it to resume its proper place as a team player with the other teeth.

OnCall Dental serves patients throughout the Fresno area with singular efficiency, expertise and personal attention. Live in Hanford or Clovis? You could be our next royal to smile and wave for the paparazzi.

Consult us to learn if these innovative restorative procedures  are right for you. Keep in mind that crowns come in a variety of strong, reliable materials. Matching the natural color of your teeth increases the beauty of your smile. Gold crowns are incredibly strong and have the “bling” factor. But there are certainly other options.

In addition to restorative services, we would love to meet with you about cleanings, cosmetic services, and other smile makeover possibilities. Schedule your visit today!

To request an appointment, call us at OnCall Dental – Fresno .

Restoring Smiles at OnCall Dental – Fresno

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You can fix your cracked or damaged teeth without breaking the bank. At OnCall Dental – Fresno, our patients with injured or damaged teeth frequently receive dental crowns to restore their smiles.

Dental crowns serve a variety of purposes. They help support fillings and attach bridges, protect weak teeth and cover dental implants. Crowns can also cover up a misshapen or discolored tooth. They serve so many purposes that we find ourselves performing crown placement procedures often and with lasting success.

During the dental crown procedure, your dentist will remove the outer portion of your tooth and clean out any decay. This allows room for the crown to be placed. Then, your dentist makes an impression of your tooth for the permanent crown. You will wear a temporary crown while you wait for the permanent one (usually no longer than two weeks).  We recommend that you avoid sticky foods and brush gently while you have your temporary crown.

Pain in your teeth or mouth is not normal. Don’t wait to schedule a dentist appointment if you’ve recently suffered an injury or have persistent pain. Our emergency dentistry services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your convenience. Call us right away at 559-900-2332.


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Dental Crowns at OnCall Dental – Fresno

Dental Crowns at OnCall Dental - FresnoDental crowns have been used in dentistry for over 2000 years. There is evidence that the Etruscans experimented with crowns on teeth using ivory and bone as early as 700 B.C. By 200 A.D., they began using gold crowns to construct artificial teeth. Ancient Egyptians fashioned tooth replacements out of seashells and then hammered them into their gums. (Oral sedation, anyone?)

Porcelain crowns were first used in the 1800s. With the refining of metal casting methods in the 1900s, crown dentistry advanced significantly.

Today, crowns are strong, comfortable and are made to match your surrounding teeth.

Dental crowns (also called caps) cover the entire visible portion of the tooth and are cemented in place. Crowns are used to strengthen teeth that have been worn down or weakened by decay or injury. Crowns are also used to restore the original shape of a tooth or solely to improve the appearance of a tooth.

The most common types of crowns are:

  • All-porcelain (ceramic)
  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal
  • Gold

The material used is determined by several factors. If you suspect you need a crown, want to replace an old crown, or want to learn about other cosmetic dentistry procedures, call us! You’re going to love the look and feel of your new smile. To request an appointment, call us at OnCall Dental – Fresno today. We offer convenient night and weekend hours to accommodate your busy lifestyle if you are in the area, including Hanford and Clovis.