A Lake Elsinore Dentist Can Perform a Crown Procedure In Only One Visit!
Here at Lakefront Family Dentistry, Dr. Derek Hauser, DDS, offers patients various treatments for tooth replacement and restoration. Dr. Hauser gives patients access to the CEREC technology available, which allows him to perform veneer and crown replacements in just one visit. Save time off work or with family by saving trips to the dentist!
For more than two decades, Dr. Hauser has been transforming smiles. He creates flawless crowns by using the thinnest, most durable porcelain available. Schedule a visit today to transform your smile. Contact Carla or Jodi in our office at (951) 244-9495 or Make an Appointment Online Today!
Defining Dental Crowns
WebMD defines a dental crown as a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth—this cap covers the tooth to restore its size, shape, strength and appearance. When put in place, a crown fully encases the visible portion of the tooth that lies at or above the gum line.
Reasons to Have a Dental Crown
Dental crowns can:
- Provide cosmetic modification
- Cover a dental implant
- Fix misshaped or discolored teeth
- Hold a dental bridge in place
- Cover a large filling when there is not a lot of natural tooth left
- Protect a weak tooth
- Restore an already broken or worn down tooth
Crowns can be used on children to:
- Save a tooth that cannot be filled due to decay
- Protect teeth that are at high risk for tooth decay
- Decrease the frequency of sedation or general anesthesia for children who are unable to cooperate with the requirements of dental care due to age, behavior or medical history
What to Expect from a Lake Elsinore Dentist
At Lakefront Family Dentistry, Dr. Hauser only uses high-grade porcelain crowns that are customized to perfectly match the color of each patient’s natural surrounding teeth. Only 7.5 percent of doctors in the nation use CEREC technology, Dr. Hauser being one of them. This allows him to provide customers with crowns and veneers within minutes.
In just one visit, patients are fitted for custom tooth replacements that are crafted while they wait, and minutes later, they’re sent home with a permanently placed crown. There’s no need to wear dental caps and return for multiple visits. This also helps to prevent infections that can occur when bacteria congregates below the temporary dental cap.
Dr. Hauser makes it a point to meet with each patient individually to discuss mouth care and make appropriate recommendations based on the individual. Patients will feel extremely comfortable under Dr. Hauser’s care.
Lakefront Family Dentistry gives patients the ultimate experience with plush, award-winning dental chairs.
Caring For a Crowned Tooth
A crowned tooth does not require specific care, but it does require daily dental hygiene procedures, such as brushing and flossing, which are still extremely important for your long-term oral health. This is because the underlying tooth is not protected from gum disease or decay.
For the best results, here are a few oral hygiene tips:
- Brush twice every day for at least two minutes each time.
- Floss after each meal.
- Use antibacterial or fluoridated mouth rinse.
- Use an American Dental Association (ADA)-approved toothbrush like the DiamondClean Sonicare.
- Schedule professional examinations and regular cleanings.
Dental Crowns are Long-Lasting Solutions
Dental crowns usually last between 5 and 15 years but could last much longer. This lifespan depends on the amount of “wear and tear” the crown endures, how well patients take care of their teeth and the patient’s personal mouth-related habits. Habits such as clenching or grinding your teeth, chewing ice, biting your fingernails and using your teeth to open packages should be avoided.
Visit Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Hauser Today for a Consultation
Thousands of patients in Riverside County have trusted Dr. Hauser for 20 years to transform their smiles into works of cosmetic art. Besides crown treatments, several other procedures are offered at Lakefront Dentistry. From teeth whitening to full-mouth restorations, Dr. Hauser can help your entire family look fabulous.
Dr. Hauser was awarded the Fixed Prosthodontic Award from the University of Southern California and commits his time to continuing education in order to know what is best for his patients. If you’re located in the Inland Empire and want to meet a great Lake Elsinore dentist with happy, personable staff members, please contact our office at (951) 244-9495 or Make an Appointment Online Today!