Porcelain Dental Crowns Long Beach CA - Cosmetic Dentistry Services
Porcelain Crowns Long Beach CA

Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain Crowns Long Beach, CA

If you have had severe dental decay, a crack in your tooth, or decay around a filling, your dentist may recommend a crown to fix the issue. Porcelain crowns, known as dental caps, are the best choice to restore your smile after undergoing damage. This procedure consists of a dental restoration that fits over a tooth or implant.

How is a Dental Crown Procedure Performed?

This procedure works by first reducing the height and circumference of the tooth in accordance with present decay. Our dentists will then create and bond a crown from porcelain to fit your teeth.

Why Does My Bite Feel Weird After Getting a Dental Crown?

It’s normal for your crown to feel uneven, tight or thick when you are first getting used to it. After a few days to a week, you will begin to adjust. If you notice your crown feels unusual for over a week, it’s time to contact us.

How Long is the Recovery Time After Getting a Dental Crown?

It’s normal to experience both gum soreness and tooth sensitivity after first getting a dental crown. What isn’t normal, however, is lingering pain, sensitivity or discomfort surpassing two weeks. If this does happen, be sure to contact our office right away.

A simple adjustment can fix most issues. A more serious reason you could be feeling discomfort is an inflamed nerve or infection. So it’s important to let us check it out.

Don’t wait to get your crown adjusted or you could experience:

  • More discomfort
  • Nerve inflammation and resulting pain
  • A fractured tooth
  • Chipped or fractured porcelain
Porcelain Crowns Long Beach CA
Porcelain Crowns in Long Beach CA

What Are Some Signs of a Bad-Fitting Dental Crown?

If your crown was installed improperly, you could suffer any of the following issues:

  • Decay around the crown
  • Gum disease
  • Tooth soreness
  • Gum tenderness
  • Nerve inflammation

It’s time to contact us when:

  • The crown feels unnatural
  • You feel pressure against nearby teeth
  • Food gets stuck around the crown
  • The crown feels loose
  • You cannot chew comfortably
  • You are experiencing sensitivity to heat or cold
  • Your gums are red, inflamed, and sore

Can I Still Get a Dental Crown if I am Lacking Sufficient Tooth?

If you have experienced a tooth fracture, significant decay or a root canal procedure, you might have lost some thickness to your teeth.

If this happens, you generally have two options:

Your tooth can be rebuilt with a composite filling to add structure:

The filling is shaped to fit properly under a crown. This option allows your tooth to be saved without an extraction.

You can get a tooth extraction:

If your tooth is beyond repair, our dentists will typically recommend removing the tooth and adding restorative options, such as:

Tooth Pain After Getting a Dental Crown

You might be feeling discomfort when you bite if the crown was placed too high. The Dentists of Long Beach ask that you come in for a checkup so we can inspect your tooth to make sure it’s not something serious causing you pain.

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How Much Does a Dental Crown Cost?

Most insurance companies consider dental crowns to be a major restorative treatment. Your insurance provider will likely cover half of the initial cost. You will be responsible for paying the remaining half of the fee, as well as your deductible. Your insurance provider can give you information specific to your benefits plan.

Get the Treatment You Need for a Cracked Tooth in Long Beach

Many patients tend to put off receiving a crown after a cracked tooth because they might feel no pain or other symptoms. However, a crack will not heal on its own and instead, will progress over time due to constant pressure. Left untreated, a crack will cause discomfort, sometimes requiring a root canal.

The esteemed dental team at Dentist of Long Beach can help prevent your minor tooth damage from becoming an emergency.

Don’t Choose to Live with Tooth Pain!

Is a porcelain crown the best solution for you? Contact us today at (562) 373-0026 to learn what we can do to help you.


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