Same Day Dental Crowns at Oxnard Dentist Carson & Carson, DDS
Dental crowns are one of the most common dental restorations performed and can be done in a single visit. They cost between $1,000 – $3,000 per tooth, can last a lifetime when done properly, and can have their cost partially covered by dental insurance. For your convenience, we produce our dental crowns on site in our own laboratory for perfect fitting crowns made in just minutes. Interested in getting a dental crown? Give us a call to get a crown installed today (805) 983-0717.
Purposes of A Dental Crown
A dental crown is a cap that is placed over the existing tooth and is used to protect a weak or broken tooth from further damage, to help replace a filling when most of the tooth has been removed, or is in high risk of being damaged by tooth decay. A dental crown can also be used for cosmetic dentistry purposes, such as covering up a discolored tooth, dental implant, or to protect the remains of a tooth where a root canal was recently performed.
Another common use of dental crowns is to help create a dental bridge, which is a procedure for attaching a replacement tooth to the mouth to cover a gap. The crowns act as support anchors, called “abutments”, for the new tooth, called the “pontic”. The bridge is then placed over the supporting crowns to restore the function and aesthetic look of the missing teeth.
The Different Types of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are made from different materials depending on the cost and purpose they will serve:
Stainless Steel is used primarily on children and is placed completely over the tooth to prevent decay. Crowns made from stainless steel are cost effective and meant to be temporary, naturally falling out to make way for the permanent tooth.
Alloys, like gold or platinum, tend to be long lasting dental crowns that can withstand daily use from chewing and biting. Since they are more noticeable, due to their metallic color, they are used in more conspicuous areas of the mouth like the molars.
Ceramic/Porcelain dental crowns have a natural tooth color and can be used for both restorative and cosmetic purposes. While not as durable as metal, with proper daily oral care, ceramic and porcelain crowns can last a lifetime. Since these crowns have no metal, they are perfect for patients that have a metal allergy.
Looking for more in depth information about the materials used in our crowns? Check out our types of dental crowns page.
CEREC Dental Crowns
At Carson & Carson, we use state of the art CEREC technology to create crowns in just minutes at our on site lab. In just 1-2 minutes, we are able to produce a 3-dimensional virtual model of your teeth and gums using the Sirona Galileos CT scanner which offers a quick and low radiation alternative to a standard X-Ray. With this 3-D model, we are then able to design a tooth restoration with high precision that is tailored to each patients’ needs in terms of fit and crown color.
One Visit Dental Crowns
In Just 7-10 minutes, our CEREC mill is able to produce your crown on site and make any modifications as necessary. This allows us to do the dental visit for a crown in one day. For affordable crowns and dental care in Oxnard or Ventura County, give us a call today at Carson & Carson, DDS (805) 983-0717.
Dental Crowns Before and After
Same Day Crowns & Restorations
Choosing the right crown for your situation should be made with the advice from your dentist. When you visit the dental office of Carson & Carson, DDS in Oxnard, we will discuss the costs, procedure, and whether or not a dental crown could be the treatment for your needs. Our dentists have been helping residents in Oxnard and surrounding cities brighten their smiles for over 60 combined years. Set up an appointment or call our office at (805) 983-0717. We welcome patients from all parts of Ventura County including Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, Santa Paula, Port Hueneme, Newbury Park, and Ventura. Call for a same day appointment and get a dental crown today!Request an Appointment