Dental Crowns

Dental crowns, also known as caps, are versatile restorations with a variety of applications in modern dentistry. Their primary purpose is to restore teeth that have been significantly damaged or decayed, providing a solution that not only reinforces the tooth’s structural integrity but also enhances its appearance. These crowns are custom-made to fit over the entire tooth, starting from the gum line, effectively restoring it to its original shape and size.

Dental crowns can be crafted from different materials, including gold, porcelain or porcelain fused to metal. Porcelain crowns, in particular, have gained popularity due to their ability to closely match the natural color and appearance of your teeth, making them a discreet and aesthetically pleasing choice.

Common scenarios where dental crowns are employed include:

  • Restoring Severely Damaged Teeth: When a tooth is too compromised for a traditional filling to provide an effective solution, a crown can be used to restore both function and appearance.
  • Post-Root Canal Protection: Following root canal treatment, a crown is often placed over the treated tooth to safeguard it from further damage and restore its strength.
  • Supporting Dental Bridges: Crowns are used as anchor points for dental bridges, helping bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
  • Completing Dental Implants: Crowns are used to cover and complete dental implants, providing a natural-looking replacement for missing teeth.
  • Cosmetic Enhancement: Dental crowns are used to improve the aesthetics of your smile, correcting issues such as misshapen or discolored teeth.
  • Strengthening Weakened Teeth: Teeth that are fractured or weakened can be reinforced and strengthened with the placement of a crown.
  • Supporting Large Fillings: When a significant portion of natural tooth structure is lost due to decay or damage, a crown can support and protect the remaining tooth structure.

Determining whether a crown is the right solution for your dental needs requires a consultation with Dr. Jim Const. If you have questions or concerns about the condition of your teeth and whether dental crowns in San Francisco, California, might be beneficial for you, please contact our office today at 415-391-2559. Our dentist and team are here to help you achieve a healthy, functional and beautiful smile, and we will be happy to provide you with more information and help you schedule an appointment.