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Dental crown in San Francisco, CA
Dental crown in San Francisco, CA

Porcelain Dental Crowns in San Francisco, CA

Durable and Beautiful Tooth Restoration

Dental crowns, also known as tooth caps, are placed over damaged teeth to restore their functionality and appearance. At Symphony Dental Studio, we offer porcelain dental crowns, which are very durable and closely resemble the color of natural teeth for stunning results. If you have damaged, weakened, or misshapen teeth that need restored, contact our office today to find out if porcelain dental crowns in San Francisco, CA, are right for your smile. 

How Dental Crowns Work 

A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that a dentist uses to restore a tooth. The crown will fit snugly around the tooth and is fixed in place, so it will stay in your mouth at all times. There is no special care needed for a crown beyond regular brushing and flossing. After we place the final crown, the results are so natural that many people cannot tell the difference between a dental crown and a natural tooth.

At Symphony Dental Studio, we use porcelain crowns to restore teeth. Porcelain is a naturally tooth-colored material that provides patients with an aesthetically pleasing option. Porcelain is also very durable and, with proper care, a porcelain crown can last for several decades. There are other types of crowns, such as stainless steel, metal, or composite resin crown. Patients with metal allergies or who desire longer-lasting results often choose porcelain, which is very strong and mercury and metal-free. 

Reasons for Needing a Tooth Crown

Porcelain dental crowns are available for both children and adults and can ‌restore front or back teeth. A crown is often used to treat these dental conditions: 

  • Deep cavities 
  • Cracked teeth 
  • Worn tooth enamel 
  • To conceal discoloration 
  • As part of a dental bridge 
  • As the crown of a dental implant 
  • To complete root canal therapy 

Every crown is custom-made, and we will take impressions of your tooth prior to placing the crown to ensure it will fit comfortably and look natural in your mouth. 

What To Expect When Getting a Dental Crown

First, you will come to our office and we will examine your teeth and talk about your options for tooth restoration. Receiving a dental crown will often require two office visits. During the first visit, we will take dental X-rays and impressions of your teeth to create your custom crown. 

We use a local anesthetic for this procedure, which will numb the area and ensure a comfortable dental experience. Once the area is numb, your dentist will prepare the tooth by cleaning and shaping it. The tooth must be ground down in order for the crown to fit over it. After the tooth is shaped, we will place a temporary crown for you to wear until your final crown is ready. 

It typically takes about two weeks for a dental lab to fabricate your final crown. Once it is ready, you will return to our office for a second visit. Your dentist will remove the temporary crown, clean the tooth, and cement the final porcelain crown in place. We will examine your bite to make sure the crown fits properly and provide you with instructions on how to care for your crown.

Types of Sedation

There are several sedation options available. We will help select the right choice for you depending on your specific needs and treatment.

How Long Does a Crown Last? 

A dental crown can last for many years with proper dental care. Most composite or metal crowns last for about 5–15 years before needing a replacement due to wear and tear. Porcelain crowns are very durable and when cared for properly, some porcelain crowns can last up to 30 years. 

Porcelain Dental Crowns in San Francisco, CA

Our team at Symphony Dental Studio proudly offers long-lasting porcelain crowns to restore function, appearance, and confidence to your smile. Contact our office in San Francisco, CA, today to learn about your tooth restoration options and to see how dental crowns can benefit your smile.

Compassionate Experts Dedicated to Your Dental Health

We want all of our patients to have a comfortable and positive dental experience. Our team is always here to answer questions and provide support throughout your journey to a healthier and happier smile. Contact us today to schedule your appointment or to learn about the range of dental services we offer.