Though fillings work well to fix minor problems in teeth, crowns are a stronger, more resilient approach to treating teeth with extensive damage. Sometimes called caps, crowns can repair a front or back tooth permanently. They have the ability to restore structure, strength, and function to damaged or decaying teeth. By fitting snugly over your tooth, crowns protect from additional damage and help preserve the alignment of the jaw.


Crowns look completely natural because of the latest materials and techniques of modern dentistry. We offer precious metal, porcelain fused to metal, and all-porcelain crowns. To keep your smile fully white, we highly recommend all-porcelain crowns. Using an accurate color-matching system, we can design your crown to closely match the color of your natural teeth. Dentists and patients also prefer porcelain crowns because of their proven durability.

While functioning primarily to repair damaged teeth, crowns have a range of other benefits including the ability to correct bite problems and change the appearance of imperfect teeth.

Generally, we can prepare and place your crowns within a few short appointments. After your new crowns are in place, you can begin to care for them like your natural teeth by brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and seeing us as recommended for professional hygiene and checkups.

Crowns can boost your self-image through a healthy, beautiful smile, free of cracked, broken, decayed, or worn teeth. Call our San Luis Obispo dental office today for your appointment.
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