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Do you think you might need a crown fitted to your tooth?

Perhaps you have already been told that you need to have one.

From explaining what a crown actually is, to what it is made of to the cost this guide covers all of the important information that you should and will likely want to know about crowns.

What Is a Dental Crown?

A crown is a man made (artificial) covering that fits over the remaining part of a prepared natural tooth.

It is an option that exists within dentistry to restore strength and aesthetics to teeth.

Cheap Crowns Can Result In Major Expenses

Let’s take a crown that was sized and placed without precision measuring and proper adjustments once in place. A crown that is too long can ‘hit wrong’ on the tooth above or below. This can lead to cracks and chips. It can also result in headaches and migraines by throwing bite alignment off.

Let’s say the crown is too short, even by the smallest hint. The tooth above or below will grow out of its proper position in order to meet it. When this occurs, it can cause the same issues mentioned previously – chips or cracks in neighboring teeth as well as lead to migraines and headaches.

We use a premiere dental lab to create crowns and other restorations using materials that will look and feel natural and last for a long time. When you get a bargain price for a crown or bridge, it’s because corners were cut somewhere and that usually includes construction. A ‘cheap’ crown, even if placed correctly, isn’t as likely to give you your money’s worth even when you think you got a great deal.

There is a delicate balance in your mouth that affects everything from jaw joints to facial muscles. When this congruity is out of balance, there is higher risk for problems associated with bite misalignment. These include problems many people never associate with the positions of teeth.

Bite misalignment can force the jaw joints to operate under strain. This can cause sore jaw joints, jaw popping, difficulty opening the mouth, dizziness and ear ringing. Muscles in the head, neck and shoulders react to bite misalignment, often through soreness, headaches and migraines.

As stated, chipped or broken teeth are typically a result of bite misalignment. However, it can also lead to night-time clenching or grinding. Worn teeth are a common symptom along with morning headaches and fractured teeth.

A tooth that fractures below the gum line requires removal and replacement, which adds to expenses. Not replacing a tooth merely ups the potential for problems associated with bite misalignment.

There is a domino-effect when it comes to your teeth. The interaction of each with other teeth and then the unified interaction with joints, muscles and tendons must be in harmony. If not, the problems that emerge will require treatment that can be costly and time-consuming. And while some of the problems may take years to be ‘problems,’ treatment is typically no longer a choice but necessity.

When it comes to dentistry, the rule “Do it right the first time” is more important than most realize. In our office, whether it is a crown, a veneer, partial or implant, our goal is to help you achieve the very best outcome for a very fair price.

Your smile deserves quality workmanship, just as anything that you want to work well. Give yourself the best to begin with and you’ll very likely save a great deal over time.

Schedule Your Cosmetic Consultation with Dr. J

Anacapa Dental Art Institute is proud of their dedicated service to Ventura County. Lead by world-renowned top cosmetic prosthodontist Dr. Jivraj and his expert staff, Anacapa has the expertise and facility to handle whatever your cosmetic dental situation may be. Whether it’s a tooth whitening or a full mouth reconstruction, expect nothing but some of the best dental care Ventura County has available.

Call today for a private consultation. Renew your smile, renew your life.

About Your Oxnard, CA Cosmetic Dentist:

We look forward to providing families with exceptional care and advanced treatment options. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Jivraj contact our Oxnard, CA, dental office today by calling 805-988-3317. Our office at 2821 N Ventura Road, Oxnard, CA 93036 welcomes patients in and around Oxnard, CA, including Santa Barbara, Woodland Hills, Ventura, and the surrounding Southern California communities.

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