Your Crowning Glory
J. Hansen DDS offers a wide range of restorative dentistry treatments. One such treatment is the application of dental crowns. Crafted from today’s highest-quality porcelains, dental crowns placed by your trusted Roseville dentist can offer many benefits in terms of practicality and aesthetics.
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a covering that fits over a damaged or decayed tooth. It can even replace a tooth entirely. Unlike veneers, which only cover the front surface of teeth and need natural tooth structure for support, crowns completely cover teeth above the gum line. This makes dental crowns the go-to restorative dentistry treatment if a tooth is missing a significant amount of structure above the gum line.
The Crowning Process
Applying a dental crown typically takes two to three visits to our Roseville office. During your first visit, our dental team will prepare your tooth to receive its new crown, shaping it to fit inside the new covering. If there isn’t much tooth to begin with, it may need to be built up with a filling material, rather than filed down to support the crown.
After the tooth is prepared our dental team will take impressions of your teeth, which will allow us to make models of your teeth. These models allow our skilled lab technicians to create a dental crown specifically tailored to your unique smile and bite.
Finally, before leaving our Roseville office your dentist will attach a temporary crown to your tooth to protect it until the permanent crown is ready. During your second visit, your permanent crown will be placed with permanent cement or a resin that hardens when exposed to special light.
Dental crowns strengthen damaged teeth, allowing them to function normally again. And since they are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth, they blend flawlessly with your smile—enhancing its aesthetics and your confidence. Dental crowns can even be designed to improve upon a tooth's original appearance.
Dr. Hansen and his team of dedicated dentistry professionals would be happy to discuss the details of dental crowns with you further. If you have questions about this service, or other restorative dentistry and cosmetic dentistry treatments, please contact us at our Roseville, CA office. We proudly serve patients across the Sacramento area, and would love to help you smile with more confidence today.