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Have you damaged a tooth seriously enough that it needs more restorative treatment than a simple dental filling? When a tooth needs substantial restoration and service, our dentist often treats it with a dental crown. You may have heard of crowns before, but would you like to learn a little more about them? What is a dental crown and when does my dentist use them?

In the modern world of dentistry, dental crowns are usually made of porcelain, gold, or porcelain fused to metal. Crowns fit perfectly to completely cover the natural tooth. Each dental crowns is custom designed for the patient’s unique anatomy to achieve a comfortable result. Crowns are used widely in both cosmetic and restorative dentistry; not only can a crown protect and strengthen an injured tooth, but it can also substantially improve the tooth’s overall appearance within the smile. Dental crowns are usually used to complete a root canal service. With proper dental hygiene, a dental crown is designed to last for decades.

Dental crowns have become an effective and popular treatment option for patients that require restorative or cosmetic care. Learn more today about our dental crowns in Oceanside, California, by contacting the office of Dr. James Hargas at 760.433.0393! We are eager to answer your questions and to help you schedule your next appointment with our dentist.