Crowns Specialist

North Park Smiles

Family Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in North Park, San Diego, CA

Dental crowns are a versatile treatment that can boost your smile and your confidence. Eduardo Díaz, DDS, and the team at North Park Smiles in the North Park area of San Diego and Chula Vista, California, are highly skilled in planning and placing dental crowns. They can help you get back your smile with a strong and natural restoration. Call or schedule your appointment online today.

Crowns Q&A

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns are a treatment that covers your natural tooth with an artificial tooth-shaped cap, or crown. This treatment has both restorative and cosmetic benefits and is among the most popular dental services available at North Park Smiles. 

A crown can perform the following functions:

  • Protect a fractured or cracked tooth
  • Cover a large filling
  • Correct a chipped tooth
  • Eliminate discoloration
  • Improve a misshapen tooth

Crowns are also the visible portion of dental implants. In this application, a crown doesn’t cover your tooth but is anchored to the dental implant post. 

What is it like to get a dental crown?

The first step is determining if a dental crown is the right treatment option for your specific set of needs. After a thorough exam, North Park Smiles advises you on all available options and help you make an informed decision about your care. 

If you decide to move forward with a dental crown, the team uses state-of-the-art technology to gather digital imaging of your teeth, bones, and other oral tissues. This gives your dentist the information needed to craft your customized treatment plan. 

You’ll receive a numbing injection to keep you comfortable during your visit. Your dentist removes a small portion of your tooth enamel to make room for the crown. Another round of digital images provides the exact specifications for your new crown. 

North Park Smiles offers same-day dental crowns. Your new ceramic crown is crafted in-house while you wait. Once it’s ready, your dentist checks the fit before cementing the crown into place. You’ll walk out with your newly restored smile.

How can I make my dental crown last?

Dental crowns are incredibly durable, but there are steps you can take to make your new crown last for many years. Although your crown is not subject to decay, you should still brush and floss regularly to remove plaque and bacteria, which can cause damage to your gums and surrounding natural teeth. 

Never use your teeth as tools to hold, pry, or tear non-food items. Avoid chewing on ice or hard foods. If you notice any changes with your dental crown, schedule a visit at North Park Smiles for a quick exam. 

Learn more about dental crowns during a face-to-face consultation. Book a visit to North Park Smiles online or by phone today.