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To fulfill the needs of our clients and our community, our practice is currently open. We will continue to reference local healthcare authorities, practice excellent health standards, and take all precautions necessary to ensure your safety.

We understand that the situation can change at any moment, and we will be flexible and communicative with our patients throughout the next few months. To schedule an appointment, fill out an appointment form or call our practice.

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Dental Crowns

Crowns solve a variety of dental problems, from repairing damaged teeth to making a misshapen or discolored tooth more attractive.

More importantly, they strengthen and protect a tooth from further damage, often preventing the total loss of the tooth.

Are you concerned about a tooth? The experts at Perfect Smiles California in Chula Vista, CA, are here to point you in the right direction.

Dental Crown

Do You Have a Dental Emergency?

If your tooth is broken, chipped, or fractured, it is important to see your dentist as soon as possible. Otherwise, your weakened tooth could suffer further damage or become infected, requiring a more involved dentistry procedure like a root canal or tooth extraction. 

We're So Confident of Our Dental Work We Guarantee It for Two Years

At Perfect Smiles California, serving Chula Vista, National City, and greater San Diego, Drs. David Garate and Myriam V. Falcon use state-of-the-art technology and create dental crowns using porcelain and advanced dental materials to ensure your lasting satisfaction.

We're so proud of our dental work we offer a worry-free two-year warranty. 

Problems Crowns Can Solve

Dental crowns are versatile dental treatments and ideal for solving a variety of dental issues, both cosmetic and restorative

What is a dental crown? In plain talk, it's a "cap" that surrounds a damaged or unattractive tooth down to the gum line, giving it strength and restoring its natural appearance. We customize our work to your unique needs so you walk out with a stronger, more beautiful tooth.

Do I Need a Crown?

Do you have a cracked or broken tooth? 

Like protective armor, a dental crown will strengthen your tooth and shield it from further damage. 

Do you have a tooth with a large cavity?

When there isn’t enough tooth remaining to use a filling, a dental crown can be used to cover the entire tooth to protect it and restore its appearance. 

Is your tooth severely worn down?

A dental crown can restore height to the tooth to allow for easier eating and to make the tooth stronger. 

Is your tooth discolored or oddly shaped?

Crowns are also used in cosmetic dentistry to mask teeth that are unattractive and take away from your smile.

What else are dental crowns used for?

They are also used after root canal treatment and to replace missing teeth, either in dental bridges or attached to dental implants

Our Compassionate Dentists Are Committed to Excellence 

Dr. Garate and Dr. Falcon believe in forging a long-term commitment with our patients. This is why we invest in state-of-the-art dental technology and our dentists attend continuing education classes every year to ensure we provide patients in National City, Chula Vista, and greater San Diego the most up-to-date dental care.

And, to ensure the widest possible access to great dental care, we have a wide variety of insurance and financing options.

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We combine a gentle touch with advanced techniques to ensure your comfort.

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Sandy Nguyen


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Amazing service. I come here for my general dentistry with Dr. Garate and ortho with Dr. Falcon. I see Dr. Falcon in a monthly basis and she’s always fast, on time and super gentle. Both doctors are great at what they do and their staff is so kind and helpful. Blanca was a tremendous help when it came to all my insurance stuff. I highly recommend this dental office to anyone.

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Lakeith Jones


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Definitely a fan of perfect smiles!! Our entire family hasn't been to a dentist office is ages, and we needed a lot of work. They made us feel more than welcome and comfortable about all the things we needed to get our smiles just right. Highly recommend to anyone in the Chula Vista are and beyond.

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Will My Crown Look Like My Other Teeth?

Yes! At Perfect Smiles of California, we strive to be, well, perfect. And that means achieving the most natural-looking dental crowns possible. 

We offer a variety of dental materials, from porcelain to zirconia, for our restorations, carefully selecting the material that is best suited for your situation. Of course, porcelain and ceramic are popular materials for dental crowns, but Perfect Smiles California also offers some of the most advanced restoration materials for enhanced beauty and performance

For example, we might recommend zirconia for a back molar due to its incredible strength. If you need a restoration on a front tooth, the beautiful esthetics of an IPS e.max® crown might be a perfect choice. IPS e.max reflects light like natural enamel on a tooth and blends beautifully with surrounding teeth. 

Regardless of what type of dental crown you need, the dentists at Perfect Smiles California create natural-looking restorations that restore your smile and bite while blending in beautifully with your other teeth. If you require a dental implant, we can also replace your missing tooth using advanced techniques.

Take a Look at How Dental Crowns Are Applied ...

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The Traditional Dental Crown Procedure What to Expect

We know a visit to the dentist is difficult to fit into your busy day. To better serve our patients' varied needs, our dentists at Perfect Smiles California offer both same-day and traditional dental crowns, which typically take two appointments.

We use the finest materials, including porcelain, zirconia, and IPS e.max crowns.
We use the finest materials, including porcelain, zirconia, and IPS e.max crowns.


The dentist will examine your mouth to determine if a dental crown is the correct dental treatment. If so, the doctor will go over what materials, such as porcelain or zirconia, will be suitable for your procedure. 

First Visit

Damaged or decayed parts of the tooth will be removed and it will be shaped to make room for the crown. The dentist will then make a 3-D digital impression of your tooth so the dental crown can be designed, which typically takes two weeks. We will fit you with a temporary crown to wear until your next visit.

Second Visit

The temporary crown is removed and the dentist will check the fit of the new, permanent crown, adjusting it as needed. Once you are comfortable with the fit and look, the permanent crown will be cemented in place. 

Same-Day Crowns Are Available

Same-day dental crowns allow you to complete all of these steps in one visit instead of two. Using our advanced CEREC system, we are able to create a digital impression of your tooth and send that information directly to our milling machine to create a permanent crown while you wait. 

Informative & Knowledgeable Dentists They Genuinely Care About Patients




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Dr. Garate and his staff are very friendly and welcoming! They have treated both my husband and I for our dental needs and have been careful and informative throughout the process. They genuinely care about their patients. Highly recommend them!

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SR. Garcia Paul


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Dr Garate and the staff are absolutely amazing and offers a very calming and relaxing environment.  They are extremely knowledgeable and take their time to make sure I understand  what they did or what needs to be done.  I highly recommended this place.

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How to Care for Your Dental Crown

Permanent crowns do not need any special care, simply follow good oral hygiene practices by brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily. And, as with regular teeth, avoid chewing on hard foods or objects, such as ice, pens, and popcorn hulls.

If you are getting a traditional crown there will be a two-week period when you will have a temporary crown placed on your tooth while the permanent one is being created. Because the temporary is held in place with temporary cement, you will want to take a few precautions during the interim.

You will be able to chew food and enjoy meals during this period, however, you should avoid foods that are hard, sticky, or tough, which could cause the temporary crown to fall out. In addition, you should:

  • Floss the area gently and remove the floss by sliding it out sideways. 
  • Brush carefully to keep the area clean but not disturb the temporary crown.
  • In the unlikely event the temporary comes off, please call the dentist to have it glued back in place or a new one created. 

Do You Have Questions About Insurance & Financing?

Perfect Smiles California is in-network with many major insurance carriers and if you are uninsured or insurance does not completely cover your treatment, we offer budget-friendly options, including 0% or low-interest financing.

The team at Perfect Smile California

Perfect Smiles California

Our dentists use the latest technology and innovative techniques to help you and your family enjoy healthy smiles and optimal oral health. Our doctors are affiliated with professional associations including:

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • San Diego County Dental Society

To schedule an appointment at our Chula Vista, CA, dental office, contact us online or call (619) 656-4199.

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