Paul Y. Lin, D.D.S. 82 Townsend Street San Francisco Ca 94107
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Crowns

Crowns are usually recommended when there is a significant loss of natural tooth structure, due to a large defective or decaying filling, extensive tooth decay, chips, fractures, or after a root canal therapy.

How long does it take?

Fitting a crown requires at least two visits to our office. Initially, we shape the tooth, remove the decay if any, and fit it with a temporary plastic or resin crown.

On the subsequent visit we will remove the temporary crown, and then fit and adjust the final crown. Finally, we will cement the crown into place. Most dentistry unfortunately looks like dentistry. Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We do our best to replace existing crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your own natural teeth.

What are the capabilities of crowns?

Crown and bridgework is a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused through accidents, diseases or wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. Material used in these repairs is either high-grade porcelain, or porcelain bonded to gold. A higher strength of the porcelain and gold materials is recommended to treat the most serious of dental problems. Where accidental damage has occurred, resulting in lost teeth, or where teeth have broken away through excessive wear, or as the result of old fillings breaking, crowns and/or bridges can be used as a long-term solution.

Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable.

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 suitable. In teeth with root canal therapy, crowns can prevent breakage.