Crowns Specialist

Cosmetic & General Dentistry in Los Gatos, CA

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Crowns services offered in Los Gatos, CA
If you break a tooth or develop a cavity, dental crowns can prevent further damage, relieve pain, and preserve your oral health. At Los Gatos Dental, general and cosmetic dentist Tyler Young, DDS, and the team use crowns to cover, restore, and protect permanent teeth. To make an appointment, call the office in Los Gatos, California, or click the online booking feature today.
Crowns Q & A

What are crowns?

Your teeth experience general wear and tear as you get older, even if you practice good oral hygiene. If you get hit in the mouth and damage a tooth or experience a deep cavity that extends into your root canal, a dental crown can prevent complications and restore your smile to its near-original condition.

What types of issues can crowns correct?

The team at Los Gatos Dental uses crowns to:

  • Protect weak teeth
  • Cover severely discolored or misshapen teeth
  • Hold bridges in place
  • Restore broken or worn-down teeth

The team also uses dental crowns in dental implant restoration. If you lose one or several teeth due to trauma or extractions, dental implants can rehabilitate your smile and reduce the risk of other more serious issues like gum recession and bone loss.

What are crowns made of?

At Los Gatos Dental, the team offers tooth-colored crowns made of porcelain. Porcelain looks very similar to your natural tooth enamel and is incredibly strong. What’s more, it doesn’t contain any metal, so it’s safe for people with allergies.

What does getting a dental crown involve?

At Los Gatos Dental, getting a dental crown takes two visits.

During the first visit, your provider conducts an oral exam and takes X-rays to assess your affected tooth. If you have a deep cavity or extensive damage, your provider numbs your mouth and removes the decaying or damaged portion of your tooth. Afterward, they take impressions and send them to a dental laboratory.

The dental laboratory uses the impressions of your tooth to design a custom crown. When it’s ready, you return to Los Gatos Dental. Your dentist bonds the custom dental crown on top of your tooth and explains how to care for it.

Can dental crowns really last for more than a decade?

If you take good care of your dental crown, it can last for 12 years* and maybe even longer. To prevent damage to your restoration, the team at Los Gatos Dental recommends brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing regularly, and visiting the office two times a year for professional teeth cleaning and an oral exam.

If you have a damaged or decaying tooth and want to learn more about crowns, make an appointment at Los Gatos Dental by calling the office or clicking the online scheduling tool today. 

*Individual results may vary.