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.
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 provide a worry-free two-year warranty. We also offer patients the option to supplement this with an additional warranty covering up to five years.
Problems Crowns Can Solve
What is a dental crown? In plain talk, it's a "cap" that surrounds a damaged or unattractive tooth down to the gumline, 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.
Our Compassionate Dentists Are Committed to Excellence
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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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.View On Google
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A Long-Lasting Solution
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.
The Art & Science of Selecting Crown Material
Advanced Dental Materials
Offer Beauty & Performance
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 BruxZir® Full-Strength Zirconia for a back molar due to its incredible strength. If you need a restoration on a front tooth, the beautiful esthetics of a crown made of Ivoclar Vivadent's IPS e.max® Prime Esthetic might be a perfect choice. IPS e.max Prime Esthetic reflects light like natural enamel on a tooth and blends beautifully with surrounding teeth.
Weighing Pros & Cons When
Designing Custom Crowns
How do our advanced dental materials compare to other options? Cheaper resin crowns offer a lifelike appearance, but because resin is a less durable material a resin crown is much more likely to wear down over time. Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns offer more strength, but the metal can show as a dark area near the gumline. While these options might be right for some patients in certain circumstances, they don't combine strength and beauty in the same way as advanced materials.
Take a Look At How Dental Crowns Are Applied
The Traditional Dental Crown Procedure What to Expect
We use the finest materials, including porcelain, zirconia, and IPS e.max crowns.
You're in Good Hands at Perfect Smiles California Request a Consultation
If a tooth is causing nagging pain or discomfort, which sometimes indicates you need a root canal, turn to the dentists at Perfect Smiles California, which serves Chula Vista, National City, and greater San Diego. Drs. Garate and Falcon will prioritize your care and can design a crown to protect your tooth from further damage.
We combine a comprehensive approach to dentistry with state-of-the-art technology to give our patients healthy, stunning smiles. Find out what we can do for your smile. Request a consultation at our Chula Vista, CA, dental practice by contacting us or by calling:
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.
Missing a Tooth? Restore It With an Implant-Supported Crown
Dental crowns don't just repair teeth: they can replace them, too.
Our dental practice serving Chula Vista, National City, and greater San Diego, CA, offers implant-supported crowns that can restore a tooth from root to crown, a feat unmatched by any other tooth-replacement method.
Implants are titanium rods that are placed in the jawbone to act as an artificial tooth root. When topped with a crown, dental implants not only fill the gap in your smile but they also stimulate bone growth in the jaw to keep it strong.
Implant-supported restorations are the most comprehensive method of restoring lost teeth, and are an excellent dentistry option for qualified candidates. Contact us to learn more or request a free implant consultation.
We Offer Free Implant Consultations
Informative & Knowledgeable Dentists "They Genuinely Care About Their Patients"
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!View On Google
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.View On Google
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.
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Once again perfect Smiles California David Garatti DDS to the rescue. I had another temporary crown issue. I gave him a call they got me right in there the same day and took care of my issue. Now I'm able to get my smile on once again. Thank you all the perfect smiles California staff I appreciate you.View On Google
I used to always get nervous going to the dentist until I started going to Perfect Smiles. Dr. Garate and the whole staff always make me feel comfortable. They're all very friendly, patient and knowledgeable. Perfect Smiles is the best! A big plus is my whole family can come here-yes, they take kids!View On Google