Restore Your Tooth with a Dental Crown
Dental crowns restore strength and structure to a tooth following treatment for decay or trauma. These tooth-shaped caps cover the remaining dental tissue from the top to the gumline to restore appearance, function, and comfort. A dental crown can also be combined with a dental implant to replace a missing tooth.
Dr. Mark Emerson has served the San Diego area since 2000. Our office in Clairemont, CA, serves Pacific Beach and communities throughout Greater San Diego.
Preparing Your Tooth for a Crown
Do I Need a Dental Crown?
Dental crowns may be recommended:
- Following the Removal of Tooth Decay: If your tooth has suffered significant decay, dental fillings may not be able to properly replace the compromised dental tissue. If an inlay or onlay is not sufficient to restore your tooth, Dr. Emerson may recommend that you have a durable and natural-looking crown placed at his Clairemont, CA, dental practice.
- Following Root Canal Therapy: Root canal treatments may also require the placement of a crown. During a root canal, Dr. Emerson will remove all of the decayed hard tissue as well as the soft tissue from within the tooth. The remaining tooth structure is crowned for support, as well as restored appearance and function.
- To Replace a Missing Tooth: Dental crowns can replace a tooth when used in conjunction with a dental implant. The titanium post replaces a missing tooth root, and once it has fused to the bone tissue, Dr. Emerson can place a dental crown on the implant.
Dr. Mark Emerson has served the San Diego area since 2000.
If you need a crown for a posterior (back) tooth, we can use advanced CEREC® technology to provide a restoration in a single appointment. Same-day crowns are created using digital impressions of your teeth. These impressions guide computer-controlled tools in crafting a custom crown from a solid block of lithium disilicate ceramic.
If you need to crown an anterior (front) tooth, or if you want a crown made of a more premium material, we will work with an outstanding offsite lab where skilled technicians will hand-craft your restoration.
You will be fitted with a temporary crown while your new crown is fabricated. Once your new crown arrives at our office, Dr. Emerson will make sure that it fits properly and that you are satisfied with the appearance of the crown before it is cemented in place.
How Much Do Crowns Cost?
The price of a dental crown ranges from $700 to $1,300, depending on the type of crown that is used. Most insurance plans contribute to at least a portion of the cost of a dental crown.
Protect Your Oral Health Using Dental Crowns
To make your dental crown treatment as affordable as possible, we accept many insurance plans, offer our own dental insurance plan (New Dental Choice), and accept CareCredit® financing.
If you are experiencing symptoms of tooth decay or infection, or if you have a broken or lost tooth, please contact our office online or call us at (858) 274-4400. We can determine if a crown or another solution is the best way to meet your needs.