Gun Gil Lee, DDS
Dentist and Dental Implants located in San Bernardino, CA
Untreated tooth damage can cause pain, tooth discoloration, and oral health complications. At Dental Lounge in San Bernardino, California, general dentist Gun Gil Lee, DDS, and his expert team offer dental crowns to restore or replace damaged teeth and improve the function and appearance of your smile. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today to find out if a dental crown is right for you.
Dental Crown Q&A
What is a dental crown?
Dental crowns are tooth-colored caps that fit over the entire surface of a tooth to strengthen it, improve its appearance, and protect the tooth from future damage. Implant-supported crowns attach to artificial tooth roots to replace missing permanent teeth.
What are the benefits of dental crowns?
Some of the many benefits you can experience after receiving a dental crown at the Dental Lounge include teeth that are:
- Less gapped
- No longer cracked
- No longer chipped
- Aesthetically pleasing
- No longer missing
In addition to improving the appearance of your teeth, dental crowns protect them from future damage, saving you time and money in the long run.
Are dental crowns right for me?
Your dentist lets you know if you’re a candidate for a dental crown after examining your teeth and gums, taking dental X-rays, and reviewing your oral health history.
They personalize restorative and cosmetic dental treatments to match your needs, preferences, and desired outcome.
What happens when getting a dental crown?
The first step of getting a dental crown depends on the type of crown you need. Your dentist cleans infected or decaying teeth prior to crown placement. If you have a missing permanent tooth, they can implant an artificial tooth root into your jawbone to anchor an implant-supported crown.
Your dentist digitally scans your teeth and mouth or takes an impression, which allows a dental lab to create a custom-fitted dental crown just for you.
During crown placement, your provider might remove a small portion of tooth enamel before bonding a crown over the top. They can secure an implant-supported crown to a dental implant to fill in a gap left by a missing permanent tooth.
How can I take good care of dental crowns?
To take care of a new crown, practice good oral hygiene habits at home. Brush your teeth after meals, floss your teeth every day, and see the Dental Lounge team every six months for professional teeth cleanings. Call the office if a crown becomes damaged or falls off.
Avoid biting your nails, opening packages with your teeth, and chewing on popcorn kernels, ice, hard candy, and other hard objects.
To learn more about dental crowns and find out if they’re right for you, call the Dental Lounge office or book an appointment online today.