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Restoring Your Smile with Crowns in Hayward
When you visit our practice, our friendly team prioritizes your comfort and well-being as we take care of your smile. If you have a tooth that's suffered damage, a dental crown may be the ideal solution. Dr. Pedro A. Avendaño and our team take the time to carefully evaluate your unique situation and tailor our approach to fit your needs. Our mission is to restore the appearance and functionality of your smile so that you can resume your daily routine with confidence.
We're proud to provide dental care to the residents of Hayward, San Leandro, Redwood City, and the surrounding areas. To support you most effectively, we offer our selection services in English and Spanish. Our team believes that quality dental care should be accessible to all of our community members, so we offer many flexible financing options. We accept most HMO and PPO insurance plans and take Lending Club, CareCredit®, and Wells Fargo Health Advantage plans.
Our team consistently provides the affordable, efficient care you deserve when you need it most. Get in touch with Gresel Dental Hayward today to find out whether a crown is an ideal restoration for you!
CALL US: (510) 925-0080 REQUEST APPOINTMENT
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a restoration that completely covers the visible portions of a tooth. It prevents further damage to the vulnerable tooth while simultaneously restoring its function and appearance. The restoration is carefully designed to replicate the size, shape, and structure of a healthy tooth. A crown can be made out of porcelain, amalgam, or resin, depending on your needs and aesthetic preferences.
Why Would I Need a Crown?
Dental crowns can effectively serve restorative or cosmetic purposes. We frequently use crowns to repair significant damage that can't be covered by a dental filling. Whatever your specific needs, we strive to provide you with a premium, custom-fitted restoration. Our team uses crowns to:
- Restore fractured or chipped teeth
- Protect a tooth after root canal treatment
- Support a dental bridge
- Improve the appearance of discolored teeth
- Preserve a weak tooth
- Complete a dental implant
Implant-Supported Crowns to Replace a Missing Tooth
If you're missing a tooth, we offer dental implants to fill the gap in your smile. A dental implant includes a titanium post that mimics the size, shape, and purpose of a natural tooth root. Your implant fuses with your gums and jawbone, which allows it to stabilize an implant-supported crown. The restoration directly attaches to an abutment which connects to your implant post, providing you with a realistic replacement tooth.
Providing You With a Custom-Fitted Crown
To receive a dental crown in our Hayward office, you'll need to make two appointments. During your first visit, our dentist will evaluate the affected tooth. We'll use x-rays to detect any fractures, decay, or other damages that are invisible to the naked eye before planning your treatment. Following our assessment, we'll take an impression and send it to a trusted dental lab, which fabricates your custom crown.
It typically takes two weeks for the lab to craft your crown. In the meantime, our dentist places a temporary crown to prevent additional damage while you wait for your permanent restoration. As soon as your crown arrives, you'll come back for your second appointment. We'll make sure the crown fits correctly and is comfortable before setting it in place with dental cement. Once your crown is in place, you'll be able to eat, drink, and speak comfortably.
How Do I Maintain My Crown?
To ensure your crown lasts, it's essential to maintain excellent dental hygiene by brushing twice a day and flossing. Preventing any significant buildup of plaque around the restoration reduces your chances of developing periodontal (gum) disease, which may put the afflicted tooth at risk.
We recommend avoiding hard items, such as brittle candies or ice. Visiting our dentist twice a year for your annual checkups is crucial. We'll make sure your restoration is not damaged and will remove any bacteria buildup. If you play a high-contact sport, we strongly suggest wearing a custom-fitted mouthguard to protect your crown and the rest of your smile.
Premium Crowns in Hayward
Whether you need a crown for restorative or cosmetic reasons, our friendly team at Gresel Dental Hayward is here to assist you promptly. Dr. Avendaño strives to make your visits as quick, comfortable, and stress-free as possible. If you or a loved one requires a crown, give our office a call today to schedule your appointment!
CALL US: (510) 925-0080 REQUEST APPOINTMENT