Dental Crowns Specialist

Willow Glen Dental Care -  - General Dentist

Willow Glen Dental Care

General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Willow Glen, San Jose, CA

Dental crowns cover areas of dental damage and restore the structure of your teeth in a natural way. At Willow Glen Dental Care in San Jose, California, Danielle Wehle, DDS, and George Kuo, DDS, provide dental crowns made from a variety of materials that suit your particular smile needs. If you’re in need of a dental crown, call the office or use the online tool to set up an appointment.

Dental Crowns Q&A

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns are tooth restorations that bond to the top of damaged, compromised teeth. All the dental crowns used at Willow Glen Dental Care are biocompatible and cover the entire visible portion of the tooth enamel that sits above your gumline. The quality materials allow your natural gum tissue to grow back alongside the restoration. 

What types of dental crowns are available?

At Willow Glen Dental Care, the team uses several types of crowns, including ceramic and zirconia. All crowns are tooth-shaped and match your natural tooth color, so they blend into your smile. 

Ceramic crowns effectively cover areas of dental damage and replenish the structure of your teeth in a way that appears natural and lifelike. Zirconia is the strongest of all the tooth-colored crown materials. It’s a good choice when exceptional strength is needed, for areas of the mouth where space is tight or for bridges in high-stress areas.

When would I need a dental crown?

At Willow Glen Dental Care, the team uses dental crowns for a variety of reasons. They might recommend a dental crown to:

  • Protect a weak tooth
  • Cover a tooth with a large filling
  • Restore a broken tooth
  • Support a damaged or decaying tooth
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Hold a bridge in place
  • Restore the look of misshapen or discolored teeth

If you have broken or decayed teeth that don’t sit high above the gum line, you may still receive a crown.

Crown lengthening may be performed if you don’t have enough tooth left to hold the crown in place. The procedure shaves down bone and gum, so more of the tooth is visible above the gum surface. This allows the crown to fit securely. 

Some people elect crown lengthening to correct a “gummy” smile. 

How should I care for dental crowns?

Dental crowns look and function just like your natural teeth. Hygiene is the same too. Brush twice per day, floss once per day, and visit Willow Glen Dental Care for regular, professional cleanings every six months.

Prevent damage to your crown by avoiding habits that include chewing hard objects, like ice cubes or your fingernails, and using tobacco. 

Make your appointment for a dental crown by calling Willow Glen Dental Care or by using the online tool.