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Sandra Calleros, DDS

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Crowns (Caps)

A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size.  A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.

Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular.  They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced.  Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.

Reasons for crowns:

  • Broken or fractured teeth.
  • Cosmetic enhancement.
  • Decayed teeth.
  • Fractured fillings.
  • Large fillings.
  • Tooth has a root canal.

What does getting a crown involve?

A crown procedure only takes one appointment with our Cerec CAD/Cam technology!  Dr. Calleros or Dr. Raymer will take digital images of your tooth and create a customized, porcelain crown in one visit! Please see our Cerec page for more details on this high tech procedure.  Our office is one of only 10% of dentists who use this amazing technology.

You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.

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