Dental Crowns in Redwood City
Durable, Natural-looking Crowns
Crowns are used to repair teeth which have been damaged or are decayed. Crowns are also used to protect teeth which have undergone root canal therapy. Dr. Dinh uses all-porcelain material for making crowns, which produces a durable and natural-looking restoration. She is experienced in choosing the right shape and matching the color to the patient’s natural teeth.
Dr. Dinh’s approach is to make sure that you are absolutely comfortable throughout the various stages of the crown placement procedure. She has an artistic eye enabling her to create an aesthetically pleasing crown that fits perfectly and functions naturally.
What Crowns are used for
Typical situations where crowns can be used:
- To cover worn down, severely damaged or decayed teeth
- To fill or close minor gaps between teeth
- To place on top of a dental implant
- To cover badly stained and discolored teeth—Another option is porcelain veneers
- To repair chipped or cracked teeth
- To cover a tooth after root canal treatment
3/4 crowns: durable & conservative tooth restoration
Full crowns typically call for significant reduction of the tooth structure in order to be placed properly. Dr. Dinh takes a conservative approach to preparing a tooth for crowning because she is conscious of the strength benefits that saving natural tooth structure provides.
3/4 crowns are particularly useful for patients who want an alternative to crowns and bonding because they preserve the majority of a natural tooth’s structure while also allowing for a more durable restoration.
Inlays and Onlays
A more conservative restoration alternative to the crown is an inlay or onlay. These are both used similarly to restore a tooth’s structure but are less invasive than a crown and more durable than fillings.
Inlays and onlays are milled from a durable, high-quality porcelain material and fit to your tooth. An inlay fits between the cusps (ridges) of your tooth while onlays can cover one or multiple cusps. The use of inlays and onlays opposed to crowns also has the added benefit of preserving more of the natural tooth structure, which means more strength.
$29 Limited Exam & X-rays
This special internet offer is for a limited exam with Dr. Dinh. It includes:
- Limited oral exam
- Limited X-rays of problematic areas (bitewings)
- Detailed review of X-rays with Dr. Dinh
- Get your questions answered