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Are you interested in knowing more about dental crowns in San Jose, California? If so, our dentist, Dr. Lawrence Wu, and dental team are more than happy to help you! Dental crowns are beneficial dental restorations that can help your smile and oral health in a myriad of ways. To tell you more, we are happy to provide the answers to frequently asked questions about dental crowns.

Q: What is a dental crown?

A: A dental crown is a natural-looking restoration that is like a tooth-shaped cap. It covers the tooth and replaces the tooth enamel.

Q: What are the benefits of a dental crown?

A: A dental crown can do many things for your tooth. It can restore its shape, size, and strength, and it can even improve the tooth’s appearance. It can also protect a weak tooth, hold a cracked tooth together, restore a broken tooth, help a worn-down tooth, support a tooth with a large filling, cover an unattractive tooth, and much more.

Q: What is the process of placing a dental crown?

A: The process of placing a dental crown is easier than you might think. It begins with your dentist numbing the tooth and then shaving the enamel to make room for the crown. Then, he will make an impression and will send it to a dental lab technician who will custom make your dental crown. While you wait, your dentist will give you a temporary dental crown. When your crown is ready, you will come back to our office to get it placed. Your dentist will secure it over the tooth with dental-grade cement.

For more information and details about dental crowns, please remember that you can always reach out to our dental team at NuSmile Dental & Orthodontics by dialing 408-266-2800. We are here to assist you in any way we can, and we are excited about your phone call!