Dental Crowns

Where damage to a person’s teeth is extreme, and apparently beyond repair, we can use porcelain crowns to make the smile appear “as new”. A dental crown covers the remaining tooth structure and helps to strengthen it and prevent further breakdown.  We are renowned for the quality of our work and the fantastic changes we make for people using this technology. These treatments are used for a long-lasting correction of major dental problems.

How long does it take to fit a dental crown?

Fitting a crown can now be done in only one visit! Ask us about our CEREC unit, which helps us design and make crown here in the office while you wait. When the CEREC is done milling your crown, we will fit it and bond in the same day!

Call us at San Jose Office Phone Number 408-224-1333 if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hatzke or Dr. Matt today!

Key Benefits of Dental Crowns

  • Offers support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
  • Strengthen and increase the longevity of the tooth
  • Looks completely natural
  • Fixes “smile” and functional chewing problems

Reasons a tooth might require a crown

Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, which is usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function for these teeth. In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause appearance problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns and bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can help to protect the remaining tooth and prevent further breakdown. All of this will be evaluated and explained further by the dentist when you come to for a check-up. Please feel free to ask questions if you would like further clarification.