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Do I need a dental crown?
There are several reasons why Dr. Richard Cavallaro may recommend a dental crown in Lemon Grove, California. You may benefit from a dental crown if your tooth is:

– Broken, chipped, or cracked
– Worn down
– Weakened
– Missing and a dental bridge has been recommended
– Missing and a dental implant has been recommended
– In need of root canal therapy
– Severely misshaped or discolored

How is the tooth prepared for a crown?
If root canal treatment was performed, there may not be very much tooth structure left. This being the case, our dentist can build up a foundation to support the dental crown. Otherwise, the tooth may need to be shaped to allow room for the dental crown. After the tooth is prepared, impressions of the tooth and the surrounding teeth will be made so that your crown can be designed and constructed specifically for your smile.

How is a dental crown placed?
When your dental crown is ready, our dentist will check the fit and shade. Any needed adjustments will be made to ensure that the crown fits comfortably and blends into your smile. Then a special cement will be used to permanently attach the dental crown to your tooth.

To learn more and to schedule an appointment, we invite you to call Lemon Grove Dental Group, Inc at 619-569-1925 today.