Dental Crowns

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What is a dental crown?  A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth  as a cover to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance. The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line. Permanent crowns can be made from various materials including; stainless steel, all metal (such as gold or another alloy), porcelain-fused-to-metal, all resin, or all ceramic.

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Dental Crowns Can Be Used:

  • To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay)
  • To hold a dental bridge in place
  • To cover misshaped or severely discolored teeth
  • To cover a dental implant
  • To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
  • To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn't a lot of tooth left
  • To make a cosmetic modification
Pictures of  Dental Crowns | Click Each Image to Enlarge
Failing restorations on front four teeth replaced by new crownsCosmetic crowns on front six teeth
Failing restorations on front four teeth replaced by new crownsNew cosmetic crowns on upper front four teeth. Orthodontics and cosmetic bridges to enhance lower teeth
Invisalign to enhance alignment and cosmetic crowns on front four teeth to replace congenitally malformed enamelFive failing bondings and two failing crowns replaced
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Ross H. Dixon, DDS
5627 Oberlin Dr. Suite #112
San Diego, CA 92121

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