High-Quality Dental Crowns in Stockton

The durable nature of your teeth means that they can withstand decades of biting and chewing without problems. However, they're still vulnerable to tooth decay and trauma from accidents that can compromise their functionality and reduce the visual appeal of your smile. If you're looking for an effective way to restore the look and feel of your tooth, a dental crown may be the perfect option for you.

At the dental practice of Bradley C. Louie, DDS, Inc., we proudly provide high-quality dental crowns whether you're looking for traditional or implant-supported options. Our commitment to excellence means that we strive to exceed your expectations during every stage of the crown placement process. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment and discover how our Stockton dental crowns can benefit your smile!


Are Dental Crowns Right for My Smile?

A dental crown is a restoration that improves the functionality and appearance of a single tooth. One of the main reasons you'd need a crown is because your tooth has been cracked or damaged. Once your tooth's structure has been compromised, its protective enamel cannot shield its soft tissue, which contains a network of sensitive nerves and blood vessels. When left untreated, the damage in your tooth can create an entryway for harmful bacteria to enter it and cause an infection. In addition to protecting a damaged tooth, dental crowns can also be used in the following ways:

  • Reshaping a deformed tooth
  • Finishing a dental implant
  • Securing a dental bridge in place
  • Completing root canal treatment
  • Creating dramatic cosmetic changes to your smile

Traditional vs. Implant-Supported Crowns

When you first visit our dental office, Dr. Louie will examine your affected tooth using imaging technology like x-rays. He'll then determine whether a dental crown is the best course of action. Our communicative dentist will then outline the dental crown placement process, which can vary significantly depending on the type of crown you receive. We are proud to offer both traditional and implant-supported crowns.

  • Traditional Crowns: We'll begin the restoration process by anesthetizing the area and carefully reshaping your tooth. Once we've reshaped your tooth, Dr. Louie and his team will take detailed impressions of your tooth. We'll then send the impressions to a trusted local lab, where they'll craft your restoration. While it's being made, our practice will provide you with a temporary crown. Finally, when your restoration is ready, we'll call you into our office for a second appointment where we'll fit it and make any necessary adjustments so that it fits securely and comfortably.
  • Implant-Supported Crowns: Implant-supported crowns are ideal for patients when their natural tooth cannot be saved or they are already missing a tooth. We'll coordinate with a trusted local specialist to have your tooth removed, if required, and have a dental implant post placed. Once the area has properly healed, our office will step in to craft and place your implant-supported crown. We work hard to help ensure your new restoration looks and feels like your natural teeth.

Crowns FAQs

It's normal to have various questions about our Stockton dental crowns. That's why our friendly team is here to provide any information you may need. Whether you'd like to know if you require multiple crowns or how to care for your new restoration, we'll give you the details you need. Some of the most frequently asked questions about our dental crown services include:

Is it painful to receive a dental crown?

During the placement of your dental crown, Dr. Louie will numb your mouth to ensure that you feel as little discomfort as possible. If you feel discomfort immediately following placement, we recommend over-the-counter pain medication. Any discomfort should fade within a few days.

A period of adjustment is normal when you first receive your new crown. However, after a few days, your dental crown should begin feeling like a natural part of your smile. Should you feel any discomfort a week or two after placement, please contact our office so we can help remedy the situation.

It ultimately depends on the type of crown you receive. Traditional dental crowns take two to three weeks to completely recover from, whereas implant-supported crowns can take multiple months to heal, depending on your circumstances.

Yes. Dental crowns are versatile and can be placed alongside other restorative options like dental bridges, veneers, and composite fillings.

Stockton Crowns for Your Smile

At the office of Bradley C. Louie, DDS, Inc., we're passionate about improving and protecting the condition of your smile through quality Stockton dental crowns. Whether you're a patient of record or just found our office, we'll work to adapt our services to meet your unique dental needs. Contact us today to book your next appointment and take the first step toward restoring the functionality and beauty of your smile!