Restorative Dentistry

Dental Crowns in Clovis, CA

A Powerful Solution for Restoring Your Smile

Your teeth do a lot of hard work, helping you to chew, speak, and function throughout the day. But what happens when a tooth becomes compromised? Cracks, chips, decay, or procedures like root canals can leave a tooth weak and vulnerable to further damage. That's why we offer dental crowns as a strong, natural-looking way to restore your teeth to their former glory.

Protect Damaged Teeth

Ceramic dental crowns are custom-made, tooth-shaped caps that encase your entire tooth to restore its strength, shape, and function. They’re made from high-quality porcelain, known for its strength and durability, while also giving a natural, tooth-like appearance.

Dental crowns can address a variety of concerns, including:

  • Cracked or Fractured Teeth
  • Extensive Decay
  • Large Fillings
  • Worn-Down Teeth
  • Cosmetically Unsightly Teeth
  • Covering Dental Implants

The Benefits Beyond Restoration

  • Strength and Durability: Ceramic crowns are incredibly strong and can withstand the daily wear and tear of chewing and biting. They protect teeth from bacteria and prevent further cracks or fractures from developing. 
  • Improved Functionality: Cracked, decayed, or worn-down teeth can make it harder to chew effectively. Dental crowns restore teeth to their original size and shape, facilitating easier chewing and improved digestion. 
  • Enhanced Appearance: Dental crowns are custom-made to match the color and translucency of your surrounding teeth for a natural and seamless look. 
  • Preserving Your Natural Tooth: Extensive decay or damage might require us to remove the entire tooth which we like to avoid. Dental crowns offer a conservative approach by preserving the maximum amount of your natural tooth structure to maintain overall oral health and bone density. 
  • Long-lasting: Dental crowns can last for a decade or even longer and are not as expensive as a full tooth replacement like dental implants. This makes them a cost-effective investment for most patients.

What To Expect 

We’ll set you up an appointment with Dr. Nish or Dr. Mahek. They will examine your teeth and discuss your concerns to figure out the best restorative solution for you. We sometimes need to take X-rays to take a closer look at the tooth's root and surrounding bone. 

Once you’re feeling comfortable with the decision and have asked your dentist any questions about the procedure, we’ll shave down a significant portion of the tooth to prepare the area for the crown. Don’t let that scare you, you won’t feel a thing! We use local anesthesia to make this step painless. A filling may be placed before the crown is cemented if the tooth requires additional support due to extensive decay or damage.

We’ll then go ahead and take digital impressions of the tooth and surrounding area to create a crown that looks and functions just like the tooth we’re restoring. We know you don’t want to walk around with a weird, shaved-down tooth! Rest assured, we’ll place a temporary crown to keep your tooth looking and functioning normally.

The final step is cementing the permanent crown in place once its ready. Dr. Nish or Dr. Mahek will check the fit, color, and bite to ensure a good fit and functionality.