The Crown Placement Procedure

Dental crowns fit right over a broken tooth to restore the shape and functioning of the tooth structure. They are designed to look just like your real teeth and are custom made to mimic the shape, color, and overall appearance of the tooth. Crowns can be very effective for strengthening a broken tooth and improving your bite. Click on the pictures below to learn how crowns are placed.

Reasons to Get a Dental Crown

You may need a crown for the following reasons:

• Strengthen a broken tooth
• Prevent further tooth damage
• Replace a large filling
• Prepare teeth for a dental bridge
• Restore discolored or misshapen teeth
• Strengthen a tooth after a root canal

The Benefits of a Crown Include:

• Enhances appearance of the tooth
• Covers up discolored teeth
• Can be attached to a dental bridge
• Completes a dental implant
• Restores a fractured or cracked tooth
• Strengthens the tooth structure
• Restores the tooth to its natural shape

Dental Crowns in Valencia, CA

Dental crowns are designed to look just like your real teeth; they cover a damaged tooth to restore its function and improve its appearance. If you have a broken tooth above the gum line, Dr. Clare Macaulay may recommend a dental crown to restore your tooth.

The Crown Procedure

Crowns and Bridges Stevenson Ranch, Valencia and Santa Clarita, CA. This procedure is usually performed in two or three visits to our office. On the first visit, we will need to prepare your tooth for the crown by taking x-rays and ensuring that there is enough tooth and bone structure to support the dental crown. If the tooth is decayed into the pulp, you may need a root canal before the crown can be placed.

The crown placement procedure is performed under local anesthesia to numb the tooth and gums and the tooth will be prepared to accommodate for the crown material. After it has been reshaped, Dr. Macaulay will take an impression of the tooth to create a custom crown. The manufacturing process can take up to three weeks so you will need to wear a temporary crown during the interim.

On your second visit, Dr. Macaulay will check the health of the gum tissues and either cement the crown on that visit, or take another impression to make the permanent crown. After placement, she will check the bite and make adjustments.

If you have a broken tooth and think you may need a crown, do not wait to seek treatment. Schedule your consultation in Valencia, CA with Dr. Macaulay today!

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About Us

Our practice is focused on providing Gum Recession Treatment, Cosmetic Dentistry, and many other treatments to enhance the oral health of our patients from Stevenson Ranch, Valencia and Santa Clarita.

We promise to provide you with on time exceptional care as we enhance the natural beauty of your smile.

Our Office

Clare Macaulay, DDS
28212 Kelly Johnson Pkwy, Suite #205
Valencia, CA  91355

New Patients: (661) 426-8272
Current Patients: (661) 259-­7272