About Dental Crowns
Are you looking for a dental restoration to improve the appearance and function of a weak tooth? Dental crowns, also known as caps, slip right over the surface of the tooth and blend in beautifully with the surrounding teeth. Crowns restore function and appearance of chipped, cracked, or otherwise damaged teeth. A dental crown makes it easier to chew, speak, and smile while also providing strength to a tooth that is structurally flawed. The restorations are custom crafted to blend in perfectly with your smile, so no one will be able to detect your natural teeth from your dental crown. Dr. Susan Fredericks, a Woodland Hills general and cosmetic dentist, often uses crowns to rejuvenate the smiles of her patients at her practice near Calabasas. The placement process is simple and straightforward, so you can quickly return to smiling and eating normally. To learn more about dental crowns, schedule an appointment with Dr. Fredericks at Southern Cal Smiles in Woodland Hills, CA.
"My visit was thorough and the hygienist was very gentle. The personalized service I received from Dr. Fredericks is top notch. The office staff is very professional and was considerate enough to get both my children an appointment at the same time as to not be an inconvenience."- H.B. / Google / Jan 22, 2018
"My new teeth are the best !"- M.J. / Google / Jan 15, 2018
"After waiting over 6 years to go back to a dentist, I was nervous going in. My past experiences had been dreadful to the point that I figured it would inescapably be that way no matter where I went. But (thanks to Susan and her staff) it didn't take me long to realize that I was mistaken. Everyone here is kind and considerate - even the other patients I've met so far. Their work is great and pretty quick, too. They even go out of their way to make sure all insurance and payment information is straight-forward (not to mention they helped me find a good oral surgeon who takes my insurance for wisdom teeth removal). All in all, you can't go wrong here. I plan to remain a patient here for as long as I live anywhere in the general area.Thanks for everything, Susan!"- C.D. / Yelp / Dec 18, 2017
"Dr. Susan Fredericks and her team are wonderful. I've been going there for a couple years now and I've never had any issues. They are very knowledgeable, great with scheduling, and try their best to keep prices fair. Highly recommend!Susan is dedicated to her passion and community. She volunteers at MEND clinic and helps teach dentistry all while running her practice. Super woman! Highly recommend!"- M.M. / Google / Dec 03, 2017
"Dr. Fredericks is great! I came in with a chipped tooth and she was able to perfectly match the color - it looks even better than before it was chipped! My regular dentist was very impressed with her work!"- A.A. / Google / Dec 03, 2017
What to Expect
To create a custom crown, Dr. Fredericks first prepares the tooth by removing a thin layer of enamel, then takes digital x-rays and physical impressions to be sent to the dental laboratory. A temporary crown can be placed on the tooth while your permanent, custom crown is being made. When the permanent crown is returned to the office, Dr. Fredericks will carefully fit and set the crown on your tooth. Dr. Fredericks may adjust the crown for a more comfortable fit.
You may experience temporary discomfort or tooth sensitivity, but most patients usually do not have any pain after a crown is placed. With proper home care and regular dental cleanings and exams at Southern Cal Smiles, a crown may last for 10 – 40 years depending on its material. In some cases, a cavity or infection may develop under the tooth, which may require a root canal or other procedure.
If the crown is considered medically necessary, dental insurance may cover some or most of the cost. Our office will check with your insurance to determine your coverage and out-of-pocket costs. Estimated costs, payment options, and financing available through Southern Cal Smiles can be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Fredericks.
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Strengthen and Protect
A crown can be used to protect a broken or decayed tooth, as well as hide a discoloration or cosmetic flaw. To fix the appearance or health of a single tooth, talk to Dr. Susan Fredericks at Southern Cal Smiles and find out if a dental crown is a good option for your needs.