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
"Honestly you couldn't find a better dentist or dental office in North County. The staff is the most professional and kind group that you'll ever meet. Dr. Allred's talent, hard work, education and premium technology is unrivaled. We've trusted him with countless issues from maintenance, ortho, to surgical. Our family includes a reluctant husband, a frugal mother and 4 children ranging from teenagers to toddlers and we all are loyal and enjoy going to Dr. Allred's office equally. Together they make every experience, every dental need as pleasurable as possible. We can't say enough about, it's just something you'll have to experience for yourself!"- K.H. / Yelp / Jun 19, 2019
"I used to be so scared of the dentist until I started seeing Dr. Allred. Everyone is so caring and they legitimately care about you as a patient and a friend. They care so much, they take your blood pressure when you sit in the chair! Thanks to Dr. Allred and his staff, I found out that I had extremely high blood pressure which was causing daily migraines and other health problems! Who knew I would find that out at the dentist? They care, they understand you financial situations, and they do everything then can to make you feel at home. Thumbs up!"- S.S. / Facebook / Nov 16, 2018
"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
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.