Restore Your Teeth Today
A dental crown is a small cap that Dr. Pham or Dr. Cooper can place over the surface of your damaged tooth to restore its strength and appearance. Our crowns are made from durable, tooth-colored porcelain to ensure a natural appearance and long-lasting results.
Unlike metal crowns, porcelain crowns are nearly impossible to distinguish from your surrounding teeth. As a result, you can eat, speak, and smile with total confidence.
Best of all, we can use our CAD/CAM technology to design and place your crown in just one appointment. This way, you won’t have to wait to enjoy all the benefits of a healthy smile.
Why Do I Need a Dental Crown?
The versatility of dental crowns allows them to be used in a variety of ways. Generally, we recommend crowns for treating the following issues:
- Chipped or broken teeth
- Severely decayed teeth
- Weakened or worn down teeth
- Teeth with overly-large fillings
Dr. Pham and Dr. Cooper also frequently uses crowns for single-tooth replacement with dental implants. By securing a titanium implant to your jaw and topping it with a porcelain crown, we can provide a stunning restoration that will enhance your smile for many years to come.
Dental Crown Candidacy
If your tooth is too damaged to be restored with a filling but not so damaged that it requires extraction, a dental crown is likely the best option for you. Any patient suffering from one or more of the issues listed above can potentially benefit from a porcelain crown.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the dental crown process?
Traditionally, it takes about two weeks to mill and place a porcelain crown. However, we feature advanced CAD/CAM technology at our practice that allows us to provide you with a customized crown in just one appointment.
Can I whiten a dental crown?
Teeth whitening won’t damage your crown, but it also won’t change the shade because crowns are resistant to bleaching. Since the crown is customized to match your surrounding teeth, it may no longer blend in after whitening treatment.
If you want to brighten your smile, we recommend doing it before we place your crown.
How much do dental crowns cost?
The cost of a dental crown varies significantly depending on the material that’s used and the specifics of your case. The typical price ranges anywhere from $800 to $3,000.
What are my options if my crown has been damaged?
If your crown is damaged, it will most likely need to be replaced. Don’t attempt to fix the crown yourself under any circumstances. Call us right away if you notice any issues.
Can I replace gold or metal crowns with a porcelain crown?
Yes — many patients who previously received gold or metal crowns choose to replace them with natural-looking porcelain.
Visit Contemporary Dental Arts for Dental Crowns
If you need to restore a damaged tooth, a porcelain crown may be the right treatment for you. Call our office in San Jose at (408) 253-4150 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Pham or Dr. Cooper today.