If you aren’t quite sure what a dental crown is, you will be hard pressed to figure out whether you need a crown, to understand it when we suggest one, and to have any idea what to expect upon arrival at your next visit. The good news is that this is not a very mysterious restorative treatment. Instead, it’s a straightforward way of fixing a damaged tooth. As for all of those little details, your Moreno Valley dentist can quickly help you make sense of how a crown might benefit your smile.

A Crown Covers Your Tooth

Do you know how a dental crown works? It’s a hollow-bodied artificial tooth that we will craft out of a beautiful material that mimics dental tissue. By matching it to the color of your tooth, your Moreno Valley dentist will place a crown that blends with your other teeth, so your smile simply looks healthy and is fully restored. As you may have noticed, we place a crown by bonding it over your natural tooth. This restores the full structure of your tooth, while covering up any damage or esthetic problems, so it looks whole once more.

A Crown Protects Against Future Problems

You might not think about the things that could go wrong if your tooth is not in good shape or protected. However, your Moreno Valley dentist explains: It’s important to recognize that without a dental crown, a damaged tooth remains vulnerable to a slew of potential problems, including:

  • A broken or cracked tooth: Without crown coverage, it may break further.
  • A broken, cracked, or decayed tooth is wide open for bacteria to invade. You may avoid infection by protecting your tooth with the coverage of a dental crown.

Riverside Dental Group and Dental Associate Offices Serves a Community Near You!

Our dentists look forward to caring for you and every member of your family with a comprehensive selection of services. We will maintain and improve your oral health with a wide range of preventive, cosmetic, restorative, implant, and emergency dentistry techniques. We also specialize in endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and orthodontics, serving patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at  (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.