Crowns Specialist

Roland Elazegui, DMD -  - General Dentist


Roland Elazegui, DMD

General Dentist located in Milpitas, CA

When you want to restore the look, strength, and appearance of your teeth, a dental crown from EDental can help. Roland Elazegui, DMD is a skilled dentist providing minimally-invasive, family-oriented dental services like crowns to the San Jose, Bay Area, and Fremont communities. Improve and protect your teeth today: Call EDental in Milpitas, California or schedule an appointment online to see if crowns can help.

Crowns Q & A

by Roland Elazegui, DMD

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is a cover that fits snuggly over the part of your tooth that’s above the gumline. Crowns resemble teeth and are used to restore your tooth's appearance and protect it from further damage.

Several types of materials are used to manufacture crowns including cosmetic porcelain. Porcelain crowns blend well with your other teeth, have a natural feel, and are an excellent solution for highly visible areas.

Why do I need a dental crown?

Dr. Elazegui might recommend a dental crown for several reasons, including:

  • Covering a tooth with a large filling
  • Protecting a tooth weakened by decay
  • Repairing a broken or worn down tooth
  • Supporting and holding dental bridges in place
  • Restoring discolored or misshapen teeth
  • Replacing a missing tooth in combination with a dental implant

Dental crowns also protect a tooth that’s had a root canal.

What can I expect during my appointment?

Installing a dental crown typically takes two to three visits.

Preparing your tooth

During your first appointment, Dr. Elazegui evaluates your mouth. That includes taking X-rays to ensure your tooth’s root and surrounding bone are healthy enough to support a crown. If your tooth has significant decay that’s reached the nerve, you might need a root canal before getting your crown.

The prepare your tooth, Dr. Elazegui reshapes it’s chewing surface and sides to make room for your crown; he administers a local anesthetic to numb your tooth and surrounding gum tissue, so you’re comfortable during this portion of the procedure.

After reshaping your tooth, Dr. Elazegui takes impressions of your mouth to make your crown. If your gums are healthy, he takes the impressions during this appointment. Otherwise, an additional appointment is required.

Placing your crown

Fabricating your crown takes two to three weeks, but Dr. Elazegui provides a temporary crown to cover your reshaped tooth until the permanent crown is available.

At your final appointment, Dr. Elazegui checks the health of your gum tissue, fits your crown, and cements it in place.

Learn how dental crowns can restore your smile and protect your teeth from future damage, call EDental or schedule an appointment online today.