About Crowns

Crowns Q&A

Crowns make it easy to improve the appearance of decaying, damaged, or discolored teeth. They also make it easier to bite and chew while encouraging optimal oral health. The team at Forrest Dental uses high-quality tooth-colored crowns to rehabilitate smiles. To make an appointment at the office in Chino, California, click the online booking tool or call the office today.

What are crowns?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped covering made of porcelain or ceramic. If you have a tooth that’s decaying, discolored, or damaged, your provider at Forrest Dental can bond a crown on top, restoring its shape, size, and appearance.

What issues can dental crowns correct?

Forrest Dental uses dental crowns to:

  • Protect weak teeth from damage
  • Hold dental bridges in place
  • Attach to dental implants
  • Restore broken or worn down teeth
  • Cover stained or discolored teeth

You might also benefit from a crown if you need root canal therapy. Root canal therapy removes the pulp from the center of your tooth, preventing the need for an extraction.

What does getting dental crowns involve?

At Forrest Dental, getting dental crowns takes two appointments.

First dental crown visit

At the first appointment, your provider conducts an oral exam and takes X-rays to assess the condition of your tooth. If they determine your tooth can benefit from a crown, your provider administers a local anesthetic and removes a thin layer of enamel from the top and sides of your tooth.

Next, your provider takes impressions of your tooth and sends them to a laboratory. Techs at the laboratory use your impressions as a guide and create a custom crown that fits perfectly.

Second dental crown visit

Several weeks later, when the lab completes your custom crown, you return to Forrest Dental. Your provider numbs your mouth with a local anesthetic, lines up your permanent crown with your tooth, and bonds it in place. Before leaving, your provider polishes your tooth and provides care instructions.

How long do dental crowns last?

Dental crowns typically last 5-15* years, but it’s possible to extend their lifespan by avoiding general wear-and-tear. The Forrest Dental team recommends avoiding certain habits, including:

  • Grinding or clenching your teeth
  • Chewing on ice cubes or pen caps
  • Biting your fingernails
  • Using your teeth to open packaging

Don’t forget to practice good oral hygiene. The Forrest Dental team recommends brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing before going to bed, and visiting the office every six months for an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning.

To see if you’re a candidate for dental crowns, make an appointment at Forrest Dental by clicking the online scheduler or calling the office today.

*Individual results may vary.

Forrest Dental | Chino, CA
✆ Phone (appointments): 909-330-4129
✆ Phone (general inquiries): 909-627-8544
Address: 13721 Roswell Ave, Suite C, Chino, CA 91710