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Restore Your Smile with Dental Crowns at The Hills Family Dentistry

When faced with a significantly damaged tooth, it might seem like extraction is the only option. However, at The Hills Family Dentistry in San Marcos, we are committed to offering comprehensive care and presenting all available options. Rather than removing a tooth, consider the alternative of a dental crown.

Dental crowns are highly recommended in various scenarios, such as extensive cavities, tooth fractures, cracks, excessive wear, or large fillings that have failed and allow bacteria to enter the tooth.

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Understanding Dental Crowns

A dental crown, often referred to as a cap, is a restoration that fully covers a damaged tooth. It provides strength, restores form and function, and is typically made from ceramic, which is favored for its natural appearance and biomimetic properties—mimicking the strength of natural tooth material.

Why Choose a Dental Crown?

Dental crowns fulfill multiple purposes: they strengthen weakened teeth, improve appearance, support dental implants, and protect teeth after a root canal, particularly in the back of the mouth.

The Dental Crown Process

Obtaining a dental crown typically requires two visits. Initially, your tooth will be prepared, digital impressions taken, and a temporary crown fitted. When your permanent crown is ready, it undergoes a thorough check for fit and color before being permanently bonded.

We use a robust ceramic material known as Emax (lithium disilicate), which facilitates a durable bond between the crown and your tooth. This bonding interface surpasses the strength of traditional dental crowns. During the bonding process, it’s crucial to maintain a moisture-free environment, achieved with a rubber dam to prevent interference from saliva or blood. The seamless interface between the Emax crown, porcelain-resin cement, and tooth ensures an optimal seal, guarding effectively against cavities.

Interested in learning more about biomimetic dentistry? Don’t hesitate to ask during your next visit—we're always eager to discuss our innovative techniques!

Schedule Your Consultation

Don’t let a damaged tooth compromise your smile and oral health. If you're in San Marcos or the surrounding areas, contact The Hills Family Dentistry at (760) 798-7166 today to see if a dental crown is the right solution for you!