Dental Crowns Serve Many Oral Health Purposes

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Dental Crowns Serve Many Oral Health Purposes

Damaged teeth must be repaired to not only make your smile look even and attractive, but also to protect a tooth from further degradation. Filings are commonly used to help teeth that have some amount of decay, but in some cases, fillings may not be the right option to fix a tooth. Dental crowns are often used for a variety of purposes such as protecting your tooth, covering it, and molding your tooth’s shape. A dental crown procedure is safe and effective and it can add strength to your damaged tooth and create a more natural-looking smile that you can be proud of.

To learn more about a dental crown procedure, McBride Dental is a San Diego cosmetic dentist that can answer your questions and explain in detail how the process works and what to expect. If you are concerned about dental procedures and wary of seeing the dentist, the San Marcos general dentist at McBride Dental offers sedation dentistry in a calm environment with televisions and caring staff to help you relax and feel calm during your appointment.

What Happens When You Get a Dental Crown?

Depending on your oral health needs, a dental crown may be the best option. If you have any of the following ailments, then getting a dental crown might be recommended:

  • Decayed teeth
  • Teeth that have visible damage
  • Covering up an unsightly filling
  • Keeping a dental bridge attached
  • A protective cover for dental implants
  • Making teeth that are discolored or those that need to be reshaped blend in with the rest of your mouth.

Typically, you would schedule two appointments to have your dental crown completed. When you see Dr. McBride though, a trusted San Marcos cosmetic dentist, you can actually get your dental crown done in just one day saving you time. To protect you from feeling any sort of sensitivity, Dr. McBride may give you an anesthetic. Prepare for X-rays, having some amount of your tooth filed to match the crown that will be applied to your tooth. Blood vessels or nerves that could be affected by the procedure or patients who are at higher risk for sustaining infections may have a root canal done. 

Once your tooth is prepped, your dentist will make an impression of it as well as take the imprint of the teeth that the tooth comes into contact with to make sure your bite is natural. Dr. McBride will ensure your crown is custom-made so that it seamlessly fits over your tooth perfectly restoring your smile.

Have Your Crown Done at McBride Dental 

McBride Dental is a San Diego dentist that uses CEREC technology so that you can easily have your dental issues resolved in one day for your convenience. No need to worry about having to make multiple trips or leaving with a temporary covering, you can have a new, finished dental crown in San Diego easily. When fillings aren’t up to the job, a crown is an alternative that can restore your smile. To schedule your appointment with Dr. McBride please call the office at (760) 471-1003 today. 

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