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Dental Crowns (CEREC) - San Marcos, CA*

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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.

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.

Treatment Aftercare

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.

Insurance Coverage

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.

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