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When is a dental crown needed?
Dr. Michael Dab may recommend a dental crown in San Rafael, California, in situations in which a tooth needs to be strengthened, have its shape restored, or have its appearance improved. A dental crown may be suggested to:

– Replace a large dental filling
– Protect a weak tooth from breaking
– Restore a tooth that is broken
– Anchor a dental bridge
– Restore a dental implant
– Improve the appearance of a badly stained or misshaped tooth
– Support a tooth that has had root canal therapy

What should I expect during treatment?
First, the tooth receiving the dental crown will be altered to allow room for the dental crown in your mouth. An impression will then be taken of the tooth and the surrounding teeth so that the dental crown can be made specifically for your smile. When the dental crown is complete, our dentist will check the fit. After any necessary tweaks are made, the dental crown will be cemented into place.

How do I take care of a dental crown?
Dental crowns do not require any special care. Like natural teeth, all they require is daily brushing and flossing and regular trips to the dentist.

If you would like to learn more and to set up a dental visit, contact our dental office at 415-472-5211 today.