About Dental Crowns
In San Marcos, CA, Dr. Jeffrey Allred uses dental crowns to repair and protect broken teeth, diminish discoloration, and fix areas of decay. Crowns can be made from metal, porcelain, or ceramic and they fit tightly over the tooth where it needs to be filled or protected. They can also be used to cover discoloration and add support to a dental bridge. If properly cared for, a crown can be a long-lasting solution to a dental problem and can be matched to blend naturally with other teeth. At Allred Dental, we create custom-made dental crowns at our in-house laboratory to speed up the process for our patients.
"I had such a wonderful experience at Allred dental. Dr. Allred and his staff are super friendly and attentive they made me feel totally relaxed which is pretty rare for being at a dentist office. I was actually a little nervous going in for my procedure because I was scared it was going to be painful. In the contrary I felt no pain and they were finished before I knew it. It was great!! I would highly recommend Allred dental to anyone needing dental services."- C.C. / Google / Aug 21, 2017
"I went to another dentist first. Mission Dental. My bridge cracked and the doctor gave me an estimate of over 7000 to replace the bridge. They said to me. Good luck in finding someone who will do what you want I found Dr Allred in a Google search and boy. Am I glad. Very modern equipment. They are so thorough. Not rushed. I really would recommend them to anyone"- S.B. / Yelp / Apr 22, 2018
"Best dentist I've ever had. Staff is great, and Dr Allred is friendly and skilled. I'll never switch to another dentist!"- S.S. / Yelp / Mar 16, 2018
"Dr. Allred is amazing at what he does. I didn't even feel the shots and he banged out 8 cavities in one sitting for me. It was impressive to say the least. Thanks Jeff!"- E.A. / Yelp / Oct 01, 2017
"My new Dentist 100%. I rarely give reviews online. I have to say Dr, Allred and the staff have welcomed me into this office. They are talented and friendly. office is updated with modern machines and tools and other nice high tech tools."- E.G. / Google / Jul 21, 2017
What to Expect
To create a custom crown, the dentist first prepares the tooth by removing a thin layer of enamel, then taking digital x-rays and impressions of the tooth that will be sent to our in-house dental laboratory. A temporary crown can be placed on the tooth while the custom crown is being made. When the permanent crown is ready, Dr. Allred will carefully set the crown on the tooth. He may also tweak and adjust for a more comfortable fit.
Some patients may experience temporary discomfort or tooth sensitivity, but most patients do not usually have any pain after a crown is placed. With proper home care and regular dental cleanings and exams, a crown may last for 10 – 40 years depending on the material of the crown. In some cases, a cavity or infection may develop under the tooth and may require a root canal or other procedure.
If the crown is considered medically necessary, dental insurance may cover some or most of the cost, so our office will check with the patient’s insurance to determine their coverage and out-of-pocket costs. Estimated fees, payment options, and financing available through our office can be discussed during your consultation.
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Strengthen and Protect
A crown can be used to protect a broken or decayed tooth, as well as hide any discoloration or cosmetic flaw. To fix the appearance or health of a single tooth, contact Allred Dental to find out if a dental crown is a good option for your needs.