Damaged or decayed teeth are unhealthy and can cause serious discomfort. They also make it difficult to chew and speak.
Dental crowns cover a damaged tooth, restoring health to your smile. Crowns look so realistic they even have cosmetic applications.
Learn why people in San Diego, CA, trust Dr. Daniel Stragier of Balboa Dental Care for their crowns...
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I've been with Dr. Stragier for 20+ years and will never leave him. His staff is the awesome! The office is always meticulously clean, and he has the absolute best bedside manners. "Brace" yourself for an exceptional day in the chair.View On Google
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The Cost of Dental Crowns
Dental crown treatment typically costs between $1,200 and $2,000. Costs can vary based on the material used for the crown and the severity of the tooth damage that has to be treated. Dr. Stragier regularly reviews the prices of other dentists in the San Diego area to ensure that our prices remain competitive yet affordable.
Balboa Dental Care works with most dental insurance providers and offers payment plans for major work, including plans with zero-percent financing for 12 months. We try our best to make sure that cost never stands between our patients and the dental treatments they need.
An Update on a Time-Tested Solution
Zirconium Crowns Durable and Beautiful Restorations
Stronger Than Traditional Porcelain
Tooth-colored crowns were often crafted from porcelain, but advances in materials have resulted in zirconium and lithium disilicate crowns. We use zirconium almost exclusively when crafting custom crowns. At the moment, zirconium is the strongest non-metallic restoration material.
Results Look Like Natural Teeth
Want to Learn More about Dental Crowns? Contact Balboa Dental Care
If you are in need of a crown, Balboa Dental Care is here to help you. Our friendly dentistry practice has been helping patients in the greater San Diego area for over 30 years.
Dr. Stragier is a compassionate dentist who focuses on the individual needs, concerns, and goals of each patient. He is proud to be affiliated with:
- The Academy of General Dentistry
- The San Diego Implant Study Club
To schedule a free consultation, contact Balboa Dental Care online or call our office at:
How a Dental Crown Works The Basics and the Benefits
Protecting a Tooth
While compromised tooth structure is removed to place a crown, the dentist leaves a good portion of the healthy tooth. This remaining tooth structure is what the crown covers. Crowns prevent teeth from needing to be extracted and protect compromised teeth from further harm.
Severely damaged teeth are often sensitive or painful. The acute tooth sensitivity is usually triggered by hot and cold temperatures or pressure from biting and chewing. A dental crown relieves tooth sensitivity, allowing patients to eat, drink, and speak comfortably.
In addition to being painful, fractured teeth are at risk of experiencing further damage. People often avoid biting or chewing with a fractured tooth. By placing a durable crown on a damaged tooth, a dentist can restore bite strength and your ability to eat solid, nutritious foods.
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The staff is awesome!!! They’re all so friendly, welcoming, and have a great sense of humor! They run on time, and Dr.Straiger is just has friendly and fun as the rest of them. I’ve been a patient of his for 15 years and highly recommended him to trust in the care of your precious teeth!!!View On Google
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Crowns Can Prevent Tooth Loss
Other Dental Crown Applications
While crowns are typically considered a restorative procedure, they are also used in cosmetic dentistry. Damaged teeth can be strengthened with zirconium, porcelain, or other tooth-colored materials. If you have a tooth that is small or unevenly shaped, a crown can be placed on the flawed tooth to achieve better overall symmetry. These restorations can also be used as a sturdier alternative to porcelain veneers. An aesthetic crown can cover an intrinsically stained tooth that cannot be bleached with teeth whitening.
Caused by untreated tooth decay and fractures, a root canal infection occurs when oral bacteria reaches the soft tissue (dental pulp) located within a tooth. An abscess may form and the infection could spread to other parts of the mouth. Rather than extracting infected teeth, a dentist may recommend a root canal. The root canal procedure involves the removal of diseased pulp from infected teeth and the sterilization of the pulp chamber. The chamber is then filled with an inert material. A crown is used to cap the treated tooth.
If you are missing a single tooth or individual teeth in different parts of the mouth, Dr. Stragier may recommend dental implants. These artificial tooth roots are surgically embedded into the jaw. Over time, the implants fuse with the bone. This process is known as osseointegration, and it takes several months to complete. When the implant site has healed, the post can support a dental crown. The crown fills the gap and blends in with your natural teeth. The stability of an implant-supported crown cannot be matched by traditional bridgework.
Find Out If Dental Crowns Are Right for You Contact Dr. Daniel Stragier
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All consultations at Balboa Dental Care are free of charge.
Sedation Dentistry Can Eliminate Anxiety A Comforting Experience at the Dentist's Office
If you suffer from anxiety about dental visits and are nervous about getting a crown, our team can put you at ease. We offer different levels of sedation, which can help patients achieve a relaxed state.
Thanks to these sedation methods, you'll be able to undergo the treatment you need without any fear or stress. It's one of many things we do to make each visit a comforting and welcoming experience.
"I would not go anywhere else." A San Diego Dentist with a Loyal Patient Base
I've been seeing Dr. Stragier for about 10 years after striking out from my old dentist who wasn't giving me the right advice. I have never regretted it ever since. They are all good, friendly people, and I trust Dr. Stragier's advice implicitly. He has never steered me wrong in all the time I've been going to him.View On Google
I think I was one of his first patients and have remained one for over 20 years. He is smart, gentle, and seems always to have the patient's best interest in mind. His loyal staff (they have remained the same for the past 20 years) are also very smart and caring. I now have to travel a bit to see Dr. Stragier, but I would not go anywhere else.View On Google