Crowns & Bridgework
Regain your smile's strength and beauty with dental crowns in Milpitas.
At Sethi Virdi DDS in Milpitas, we understand the impact that decayed, broken, or missing teeth can have on your oral health and self-confidence. When your tooth has suffered structural or cosmetic damage, a dental crown can be the ideal solution to restore its function and appearance effectively.
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown, often referred to as a custom-made "cap," covers the entire visible surface of a damaged tooth, providing strength, protection, and aesthetic improvement. Your dentist may recommend a dental crown for various reasons, including:
The Dental Crown Procedure:
Most dental crown placements require two appointments at our Milpitas dental office. During the first visit, your tooth is prepared by reshaping the top and sides to ensure a comfortable fit for the crown. If there is a significant loss of healthy tooth structure, the dentist may use filling material to build up the tooth's support for secure crown placement.
Next, an impression or a computer model is made of the prepared tooth. While the finished crown is being fabricated at a dental lab, a temporary crown made of composite resin is placed to protect the tooth. Every crown is custom-designed to ensure a comfortable fit, proper alignment with surrounding teeth, and no interference with bite or jaw movement.
On the second visit, the dentist places the finished crown and makes any necessary adjustments to ensure a proper fit before bonding it securely to the tooth with a special dental cement.
Types of Dental Crowns:
Dental crowns are available in various materials, and your choice may depend on factors such as durability, visibility, natural appearance, and cost:
Metal Crowns: These crowns, made of alloys like gold or platinum, are highly durable and long-lasting, often used for back molars where visibility is less critical.
All-Porcelain/All-Ceramic Crowns: These color-matched, translucent crowns offer the most natural-looking option, particularly suitable for front teeth and for those with metal allergies.
Porcelain Fused to Metal Crowns: These crowns have a porcelain layer applied over a metal core, offering both realism and durability, though slightly less translucent than all-porcelain crowns.
Stainless Steel Crowns: Usually used for deciduous teeth, these pre-formed crowns are a cost-effective and durable option for primary teeth.
Composite Resin Crowns: Made of color-matched resin, these crowns are a more affordable choice, typically used as temporary crowns due to their lower durability compared to other options.
Enhance your smile's health and appearance:
With their dual benefits of improving both form and function, dental crowns have become one of the most popular restorative treatments available. Speak to our experienced dentists at Sethi Virdi DDS to explore how dental crowns can elevate the health and appearance of your smile. Take the first step towards regaining your smile's strength and beauty by scheduling a consultation today!
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