Dental Crowns

Redondo Beach Dental Crowns Will Give You a Celebrity Smile

If you’re suffering from cracked or unaesthetic teeth, it may be time that you consider dental crowns. Dental crowns are a type of cap that is placed on top of your damaged teeth. This cap restores your teeth so that they not only look aesthetically pleasing but are healthy and strong!

A Way to Help Your Smile

Dental crowns are a cosmetic dentistry procedure that can fix broken, cracked, or damaged teeth. The crown, which can be made of multiple different types of materials, is a cap fixed to your tooth. This is done once it is shaved down to get rid of any damage or decay.

Crowns are used for multiple reasons, including strengthening your tooth, repairing severe damage, preventing decay or disease, and supporting other hardware, such as bridges. Your dentist may suggest that you get a dental crown if your teeth are weak, you are at risk for decay or disease, or if you need to have other procedures done.

Are All Dental Crowns the Same?

There are different types of dental crowns and multiple materials that the crown can be made of. Your dentist will recommend which type and material are best for you.

Types of Dental Crowns

Traditional Dental Crowns

A traditional dental crown will cover your entire tooth. The tooth is prepped first by shaving it down to a shape that is free from damage, and disease, and can support the dental crown being placed on top. The traditional crown procedure is most common if you are suffering from a large amount of damage or disease.

Onlays or 3/4 Crowns

These are an option for those who have only a little damage. Onlays and 3/4 crowns only cover a portion of the tooth, rather than the entirety. Your tooth will still be shaved down, but only part of the tooth will be removed, rather than the majority of it.

Types of Dental Crown Materials

All-Porcelain and All-Ceramic

This type of dental crown is popular because it looks closest to a natural tooth. Porcelain and ceramic are durable materials but not as strong as many other options. It is easy to keep clean and is great for onlays or 3/4 crowns. This option is often used for highly visible teeth, such as your front teeth.


All-resin crowns are popular because of their cost–they are typically the cheapest crown option. They are also less noticeable than all-metal or some combination crowns. However, all-resin crowns don’t last as long as most options.


These crowns are some of the strongest dental crown options. They are able to replace severely damaged teeth and restore strength and function to your bite. You will not have to worry about being as careful with metal crowns as other options because of their durability and strength.

Metal crowns can come in gold, nickel, chromium, and palladium. The main downside to all-metal crowns is their appearance–they won’t match your natural teeth and may be noticeable.


These crowns are popular if you are looking for the durability and strength of a metal crown but want to have the appearance of a porcelain or ceramic crown. Porcelain and metal or combination crowns are strong crowns thanks to their metal base. The top of the crown is made of porcelain or ceramic to match the natural teeth on either side. Despite their strength from the metal, these crowns are at risk of chipping due to their porcelain or ceramic top.

When Is It Time to Get Dental Crowns

When Is It Time to Get Dental Crowns?

Are you wondering if dental crowns are the right choice for you? Dental crowns can be used to fix a wide variety of oral health and aesthetic issues. You may need to have the dental crowns procedure if you:

The Dental Crowns Procedure

Most dental crown procedures take two visits to complete, although some dental crowns may be able to be placed in one appointment. During your first appointment, your dentist will first examine your mouth. This typically includes taking x-rays and doing a full oral exam. This is done to check for decay, the severity of the damage, and the risk of infection.

Next, your dentist will need to file your tooth. Filing is done to get rid of damage and decay and to create space for the crown to be placed. At this stage, your dentist may also need to add a type of filling to build up your tooth if too much must be filed.

Your dentist will then take a mold of your tooth, surrounding teeth, and your bite. This will ensure that the crown not only fits your tooth but replicates the other teeth in your mouth and fits your bite. Finally, a temporary crown is placed.

At your next appointment, the permanent crown will be attached to your tooth. The temporary crown is removed and then the new crown is cemented in place. If you are a candidate for a same-day placement, and if your dentist has the right equipment, all of this will be done in one appointment.

The Dental Crowns Procedure
Bright Smile

Cost of Dental Crowns

The cost of dental crowns varies depending on the type of crown you get. Onlays or 3/4 crowns are typically cheaper than a traditional full crown because they require less material. All-porcelain crowns are one of the most expensive options, while metal crowns and all-resin crowns are cheaper. In general, you can expect to pay anywhere from

$800 to $1,500

on average

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