If a tooth is damaged by decay or trauma too extensive to be repaired with a dental filling, our dentists may recommend a restoration known as a crown. Sometimes called a cap, a dental crown completely covers the tooth, starting at the gums, to return the tooth to optimal structure, size, and shape. This can improve the health and function of your smile, as well as your appearance. Dental crowns can be created from a variety of materials; many patients choose porcelain crowns for their natural-looking aesthetic. Your crown will be custom made from molds and impressions of your teeth to ensure it fits comfortably and effectively. Crowns are very versatile and can be used for a number of restorative and cosmetic purposes. Drs. Sonny and Fara Afshar may recommend a crown in order to:

  • Protect a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy
  • Enhance the appearance of a severely stained tooth
  • Attach and anchor a dental bridge
  • Strengthen a weakened or fractured tooth
  • Cover and complete a dental implant
  • Improve the functionality and appearance of a misshapen tooth
  • Restore a seriously decayed or damaged tooth

If you believe a dental crown in Cameron Park, California, might be right for improving your smile, we welcome you to call or visit us today at Country Club Dental. We are eager to see you at our office soon!