Dental Crowns in Santa Barbara CA



At See Me Smile Dental, we understand just how harmful broken, damaged, and weakened teeth can be to your daily comfort and confidence. That's why we provide natural-looking dental crowns that bring you relief and improve your self-esteem.

Dental crowns also safeguard your teeth from further damage and restore their strength, providing you with protection that can last a lifetime.

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What is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a "cap" that covers your entire visible tooth. They restore the size, shape, and strength of the tooth and often improve its overall appearance. The crown is cemented into place and becomes a long-lasting part of your dental landscape.

At See Me Smile Dental, we use only the best materials to craft our crowns, such as porcelain or precious metals. We'll work with you to design a dental crown that suits you perfectly. Dental crowns are also great for restoring your teeth's natural appearance while also giving your smile the necessary protection.

What Are Dental Crowns Made Of?

Dental crowns may be made from a variety of different high-quality materials, including ceramics, porcelain, metal alloys, porcelain fused to metal, or composite resin. After determining that you need a crown, we will examine a number of things to decide which kind of high-quality material we will use to craft your dental crown.

What Do We Consider When Planning Dental Crowns?

The main questions we ask when we determine which material is best for you focus on your comfort and a natural fit and look once the crown has been placed.

  • Your preference
  • The position of the gum tissue
  • The function and location of the tooth
  • The amount of tooth that shows when you smile
  • The shade of the tooth
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Why Would I Need a Dental Crown?

Not all broken, chipped, or otherwise damaged teeth require a crown. These caps are used in specific situations to improve your oral health, improve the tooth's appearance, and deal with certain tooth issues that need something more extensive than a filling and less significant than a complete replacement.

Specific reasons you might need a crown include:

  • You have a tooth that is cracked, worn down, or otherwise weakened and it needs protection or "fixing"
  • You have a cavity that is too large for a filling to repair the problem
  • You want to cover a badly shaped or discolored tooth and improve your smile
  • You need to protect a restored tooth after root canal therapy

What Are the Benefits of Dental Crowns?

If you've noticed some issues with a weak, sensitive or damaged tooth, you will find that a crown could be of great benefit.

  • Relieves tooth sensitivity to cold and heat
  • Safeguards weakened and damaged teeth
  • Provides a natural-looking and long-lasting solution for broken teeth
  • Improves your smile's overall appearance
  • Provides necessary stability

How Do Dental Crowns Work?

Initially, we'll have you come in for a consultation, examination, and x-rays to develop a personalized dental crown treatment plan. Then, we will take impressions of your teeth to guarantee your crown fits naturally and comfortably. We will also get rid of any decay or infection that is present. To protect your tooth, a temporary crown will be affixed while your permanent crown is being created.

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

With proper care, dental crowns are quite long-lasting. Depending on the materials used, a dental crown can remain strong and secure for 10 to 20 years.

How Much Do Dental Crowns Cost?

Dental crowns can be fairly affordable, depending on the materials used as well as your insurance coverage. The average price range for dental crowns is $500 to $2000.

Are Dental Crowns as Strong as Natural Teeth?

Dental crowns are very strong and will work just like your natural teeth. Certain dental crown materials are even stronger than natural teeth, such as gold. Ceramic crowns are fairly equivalent to natural teeth - both can break, but should not with normal wear and tear.

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What Can I Eat With a Dental Crown?

With a permanent dental crown, you can eat just about anything you eat with your natural tooth. With a temporary crown, you need to be careful to not eat anything sticky, like caramel or taffy, that would dislodge the crown.

What Happens After I Get My Dental Crown?

Within a few weeks, we'll have you come back to our office, where Dr. Omid Barkhordar and his qualified staff will use our specialized and durable cement to seal and bond your crown. You can now show off your beautiful and new smile!

How Do I Care For My Dental Crowns?

Like your natural teeth, dental crowns need care to prevent breakage and other damage over time. The tooth beneath the crown can also get cavities, the crown itself can chip or break, and other issues may arise with poor oral hygiene.

Once you've had a crown placed, it's important to brush, floss, and rinse your mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash at least twice daily.

You'll also need to avoid chewing hard objects and foods, especially if you have a natural-looking crown. Crowns can discolor in some cases.

You also need to continue your regular exams and cleanings throughout the year to maintain the health of your dental crown and the tooth beneath, along with your other teeth.

Meet Dr. Omid

Dr. Omid Barkhordar, DDS has earned his reputation as a leading family and cosmetic dentist in Santa Barbara, the Central Coast, and Southern California. He is committed to providing patients of all ages with compassionate care.

From general dentistry to advanced procedures, Dr. Omid uses innovative technology and gentle techniques to deliver safe and stress-free dental care so patients can enjoy a painless, healthy, and gorgeous smile.

Dr. Omid earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry in one of the best dental programs in the United States. His dedication to helping patients achieve their perfect smile has earned Dr. Omid the continued trust and recommendation of many clients.

No matter the age or needs of the patient, Dr. Omid is committed to helping you discover the benefits of a healthy, beautiful smile.

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