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
"Very friendly office! It felt like they genuinely care about your teeth and overall health. It felt like a much deeper and better cleaning than some of my past experiences ."- N.S. / Facebook / Oct 05, 2018
"Very caring office. They really care about your oral health and how it affects your overall health. They are very informative. My teeth feel much cleaner than they have ever felt at some of my past dentists offices."- N.S. / Google / Oct 04, 2018
"From the time the receptionist answered the phone to the time I walked out the door, I was treated very professionally from the entire staff at Allred Dental. You can expect a friendly voice from Ellen when you call to make your appointment and when you walk in the door. After a very thorough photo session of my teeth, the dental assistant walked me through a tour of my mouth asking me a lot of questions and telling me what was going on with my teeth. When Dr Allred came in, a thorough recap in her findings was presented to him and me. From there he checked himself, agreed with everything she said and had a couple additional points. Then on to my cleaning which was a breeze. They really take care to insure your comfort. Great dental experience."- A.N. / Yelp / Aug 07, 2018
"Dr. Allred and his team are very friendly, honest, and skilled at what they do. They are also clearly up to date with the latest technology. I would highly recommend them!"- K.M. / Facebook / Jul 25, 2018
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.