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Gold alloys, base metals, and dental grade porcelain-ceramic are often used to create dental crowns. These materials rival the strength of natural tooth enamel to restore the function of a significantly affected tooth.

Dental crowns are strong, but it is possible for your crown to be damaged by trauma to your mouth, or by grinding or clenching your teeth. Teeth grinding, also known as bruxism, greatly increases your chances of damaging your crown. Even if your damaged dental work isn’t causing you any initial sensitivity or discomfort, you should still have it examined as soon as possible by our dentist, Dr. Gary Cappelletti. The more you delay, the more likely you are to suffer significant complications.

If the anchoring abutment within the dental crown is still healthy Dr. Gary Cappelletti might be able to simply provide you with a new dental crown. If the dentin, which serves as the abutment for the crown was damaged, you may be feeling significant pain, and you may need a root canal before your crown can be replaced.

If you are in the Danville, California, area and you have a damaged or distressed crown, we urge you to call 925-837-8564 for an appointment at El Cerro Dental.  Dr. Cappelletti and our dedicated dental team are here to help you restore your healthy smile!