Dental Crown

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Restore Your Smile with Dental Crowns at East Peak Dental Group

When faced with a significantly damaged tooth, extracting it may seem like the only solution. However, at East Peak Dental Group in South Lake Tahoe, we're committed to offering comprehensive care and presenting all available options. Instead of opting for tooth removal, consider the alternative of receiving a dental crown.

Dental crowns come highly recommended in various scenarios, including instances of extensive cavities, tooth fractures, cracks, excessive wear, or large fillings that are compromised and permit bacterial infiltration into the tooth.

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Understanding Dental Crowns

A dental crown, also known as a cap, is a restoration that covers a damaged tooth entirely. It provides strength, restores form and function, and can be made from various materials, with ceramic being the most popular due to its natural appearance and biomimetic properties – the replacement of tooth structure with a similar strength of material.

Why Choose a Dental Crown?

Dental crowns serve multiple purposes, from strengthening a weakened tooth to improving its appearance. They are also used to restore dental implants and protect teeth after a root canal in the back of the mouth.

The Dental Crown Process

When opting for a dental crown, the process typically involves two visits. Initially, your tooth will be prepared, digital impressions taken, and a temporary crown fitted while your permanent one is being crafted. Upon completion, the permanent crown undergoes a thorough check for fit and color before being securely bonded in place.

Utilizing a robust ceramic material known as Emax, which is a form of lithium disilicate, allows for a durable bond between the crown and your tooth. This modern bonding interface surpasses the strength of traditional dental crowns. During the bonding procedure, it's crucial to maintain a moisture-free environment, achieved with a rubber dam to prevent saliva or blood interference. The seamless interface between the Emax crown, porcelain-resin cement, and tooth ensures an optimal seal, effectively guarding against cavities.

Curious about biomimetic dentistry? Don't hesitate to inquire during your next visit—we're always eager to discuss innovative techniques!

Schedule Your Consultation

Don't let a damaged tooth compromise your smile and oral health. If you're in South Lake Tahoe or nearby areas, contact East Peak Dental Group at (775) 580-7410 today to explore if a dental crown is the right solution for you!