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A dental crown is a strong, reliable, as well as attractive dental restoration that can fix your unhealthy or unattractive tooth. This restoration is also known as a tooth cap and it can help you with cracked, decayed, discolored, and misshapen teeth.

To help you know a little more about a dental crown in Sacramento, California, Dr. Novan Nguyen and Dr. Sally Chu are happy to explain the process involved in placing a dental crown in your smile.

First, your dentist will prepare the tooth in need of the crown. In order to do so, he will numb your mouth with a local anesthetic. Next, he will trim the tooth enamel to make room for the dental crown.

When your tooth is the right shape and size, your dentist will take impressions of your tooth and the surrounding teeth in your bite pattern. Next, he will send the impressions to a professional dental lab where your new crown will be made to perfectly fit in your smile. As you wait, you will be given a temporary crown. That way you can still use your tooth if necessary.

When your new crown is ready and sent back to our office, you will come back into Novan Dental to get it placed over your tooth. During this appointment, your dentist will make sure the new crown is perfect by checking the size, shape, and color. If it exceeds expectations, he will secure it over the tooth with dental-grade cement.

Are you interested in improving your oral health and enhancing your smile with a dental crown in Sacramento, California? If so, don’t be afraid to call our office at 916-422-3991 and schedule an appointment. Our dental team will be happy to meet with you, examine your smile, and determine if this is the best treatment for you. Dr. Novan Nguyen and Dr. Sally Chu look forward to helping you!