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.
Dental Crowns Reviews
"My mouth is full of crowns and this is by far the best fitting one. Dr. Fredericks did an excellent crown fit and knows her stuff. She is very personable and my new favorite dentist."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / May 23, 2018
"After years of dealing with discoloration on my two front teeth, Dr. Fredericks offered to bond the teeth and remove the discoloration. Every other dentist I've visited only offered veneers or crowns to fix the issue. I'm so happy with the results! The staff is so friendly and knowledgeable as well!"- A.R. / Healthgrades / Nov 07, 2018
"This was my first root canal and i was very apprehensive before the procedure. Everyone has heard those nightmare stories of pain etc and i was not looking forward to it. well, i was given plenty of novocain and i have to say it was a totally pain free experience!! It wasnt much different than getting a filling done.Dr. Fredericks and her team are friendly, experienced and professional. I have been coming here for many years and have always gotten great results with my crowns and other work done."- B.P. / Healthgrades / Nov 10, 2020
"Excellent and amazing have been a patient of Dr. Fredricks for years and have never had a bad experience. And getting crowns on the front teeth I broke in a fall went just as quickly and smoothly as knew it would. Her staff are super nice and helpful, and Dr.Fredricks got the job done perfectly...I now have two perfect new front teeth!"- A.A. / Healthgrades / Apr 01, 2021
"Dr. Susan Fredericks has been my dentist for some years now. I just finally replaced my front teeth crowns (I broke my front teeth in 4th grade), which was very nerve-wracking to me, I was shown a number of styles of teeth, and picked some closest to my sister's teeth. The whole experience was long and stressful, but Dr. Fredericks held my hand (figuratively) the whole way, and made as many adjustments as needed. They are beautiful front teeth! Thank you, Dr. Fredericks!"- J.M. / Healthgrades / Sep 21, 2021
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 in Woodland Hills, CA and find out if a dental crown is a good option for your needs.