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Dental Crowns in Whittier

Restore your beautiful smile with our highly esthetic dental crowns at Perfect Smile Dental Group in Whittier.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

  • Restore your beautiful smile.
  • Improve esthetic of discolored teeth.
  • Save a severely damaged tooth.
  • Relief Dental Pain.
  • Protect tooth that had a large filling.
  • Protect tooth after root canal.
  • Support a dental bridge.

Who can benefit from Dental Crowns?

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Dental Crowns are recommended to the patient if the tooth cavity is too large, existing composite or amalgam silver fillings are too large, tooth severely worn, crack, broken or weaken after a root canal that requires a full crown for protection.

Types of Dental Crowns​

There is a wide variety of dental crowns to select from when restoring a tooth with a crown.  At Perfect Smile Dental Group in Whittier, our dentist recommends Zirconia dental crowns for posterior teeth and eMax crowns for restoring anterior teeth.

Full Metal Crowns
Full Metal crowns are made from pure gold, alloys of gold, platinum, chromium, nickel, palladium, or base metals. Metal crowns made from metal alloys are known for their great strength and durability but lack esthetics due to the metallic color. As a result, full metal crowns are often recommended for posterior teeth (premolars & molars) where esthetics is not a concern. Full metal dental crowns are stronger and more resistant to fracture than porcelain fused to metal crowns. Metal dental crowns can last for 15-20 years in patients with good oral hygiene. The Advantage of Full metal crown is its very high strength and durability. Metal crowns are the strongest and most resistant to chipping, breaking, and wear. For bruxism patients that clench and grind their teeth, full metal crowns and zirconia crowns are often recommended. Metal crowns are not commonly used in dentistry today, porcelain fused to metal crowns (PFM) are preferred instead.

Full Metal Cast Crown

Porcelain Fused to Metal Crowns (PFM Crowns)
Porcelain fused to metal crowns (PFM) are metal crowns with a very thin layer of porcelain fused to the metal that mimics the natural tooth color. PFM dental crowns are strong due to their strong metal core on the inside but is esthetic due to the lustering layer of porcelain. Porcelain fused to metal crowns are preferred over full metal crowns when esthetics is a concern. Unlike full metal crowns, PFM dental crowns can be used on front teeth where esthetic is important. Advantage of Porcelain fused to metal crowns (PFM) is that they are as strong as full metal cast crowns but look more esthetics. Disadvantages of Porcelain fused to metal crowns (PFM) is that in patients with receding gum, the gray metal core appears as a black line near the gum line. With PFM crowns, the porcelain layer is the weak link that tends to crack, chip, or break off when patient bite into hard foods/objects. Because the Porcelain layer on PFM dental crowns is abrasive and tends to wear out the opposing teeth in the long run. For front tooth restorations, porcelain fused to metal (PFM) or all-porcelain crowns are recommended. PFM dental crowns are not recommended for patients that grind their teeth because the porcelain layer tends to break off.

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Disadvantages of PFM Dental Crowns

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Crack/Broken Porcelain​

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Zirconia Crowns (Bruxzir)
Zirconia dental crowns are made from zirconium dioxide, an extremely hard white powdered crystal ceramic material. Zirconia crowns are extremely durable, translucent, metal-free, biocompatible and bond well with your teeth. Zirconia crowns are the strongest crowns that are ideal for patients that grind their teeth. Zirconia crowns are stronger than PFM crowns and more esthetics due to the lack of a metal core. There are also no concerns of a gray line at the gum line in patients with receding gum.

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Advantages of Zirconia Crowns
Full-contour zirconia crowns (Monolithic Zirconium crowns) has the flexural strength of 1200 MPa. Zirconia crowns are the strongest crowns that look like natural teeth. Since there is no metal, patients with metal allergies are not affected. Because there is no porcelain layer, Bruxing (grinding) patients do not have to fear breaking the porcelain.

Disadvantages of Zirconia Crowns
Zirconia crowns are harder than enamel and can cause wearing of opposing natural teeth.

Lithium disilicate (eMax) Crowns
eMax Crowns are made from the aesthetic dental ceramic material Lithium disilicate. eMax crowns and eMax veneers have the strength of a full metal crown and an esthetic translucency greater than porcelain. eMax crowns can withstand 400 MPa of force. Because of its high translucency, eMax are usually placed as veneers for front teeth where esthetic is the most important. When looking to create the most natural and esthetic beautiful smile, eMax crowns and veneers are the ideal options in cosmetic dentistry.

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Post & Core Buildup for Crowns

What is Post & Core Buildup?
When the tooth is severely broken down, a post and core is needed to build the foundation of the tooth back up, so it can have a crown made for the tooth.  Post & Core buildup is often placed for teeth that had root canal treatment.

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Crown lengthening for Crowns

What is Crown Lengthening?
When tooth decay has severely progressed below the gum line, or fractured beneath the gum line, crown lengthening is performed to allow complete removal of the decay and to create enough room for the crown to seat properly on the tooth.  Crown lengthening is the removal of small amount of bone surrounding the broken-down tooth, to allow complete removal of the decay and allow the crown to seat properly on the tooth.

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Post-Operative Instructions & Home Care

SENSITIVITY TO HOT & COLD
It is normal to experience some sensitivity to hot and cold after getting crowns or bridges done. The sensitivity will subside and go away with time. Give the tooth some time to heal. If there is sensitivity, you can use SENSODYNE SENSITIVITY Toothpaste to decrease the sensitivity.

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AVOID: whitening toothpaste, acidic foods like Lemon, cherry, grapefruit.

SHARP PAIN WHEN BITING DOWN
Like going to a Tailor to get a new suit, the suit may need to be adjusted to be comfortable and perfect fit. When the tooth is still numb, you may not know if the bite feels high and is not a normal bite. If you experience pain when biting down, please give us a call so we can bring you back in to adjust the filling.

At Perfect Smile Dental Group in Whittier, we believe in doing things once and doing it right the first time; therefore, we only use high-end dental labs that use high quality material for dental crowns.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dental crown cost can vary depending on the material used and the geographical location. They range between $800 and $1600. Most dental insurance plans provide coverage for crowns. How much is covered depends on the insurance plan you purchased.

Dental crowns can last between 10 to 15 years.  Good oral hygiene and routine dental check-ups can extend their longevity.

Which type of crown is recommended depends on the location of the crown and the patient’s needs.  Is esthetic important?  Do you grind your teeth?

Full Metal Cast Crowns provide strength and durability, but due to the gray metal core they do not like natural teeth.  Full Metal Cast Crowns are not recommended for front teeth.

Porcelain Fused to metal Crowns (PFM) provide strength and greater esthetics compared to Full metal cast crowns.  PFM crowns have 2 disadvantages: In patients with receding gum, the metal core show as black line at the gum line.  The porcelain layer on the metal core often breaks in patients that grind their teeth or chew on hard foods/objects.

Zirconia Crowns (Bruxzir) provide the highest strength, durability and great esthetic.  Since there is no metal core and no porcelain, there are no concerns with black line at the gum nor breaking of the porcelain.  They can be placed on front teeth or back teeth.  Zirconia crowns are ideal for grinding patients.

eMax Crowns provide the highest esthetic and great strength.  eMax crowns are the most natural and beautiful crowns and are perfect for front teeth.  eMax crowns are ideal if esthetic is the most important to you.

Modern dentistry has made the process of getting a crown painless. Local anesthesia is used to numb the area to ensure that you feel no pain during the procedure. Some mild sensitivity or discomfort after the procedure is normal, but it’s usually minor and temporary.

A crown does not require a root canal. Crowns are often placed after a root canal to protect the tooth, but they can also be used to restore a tooth’s shape or appearance without the need for a root canal.

Getting a dental crown involves two visits to the dentist. At first visit, prepare the tooth, take impressions and place a temporary crown. At second visit, cement your permanent crown. Getting a dental crown usually takes two weeks.

After getting a crown, you can eat as soon as the anesthesia wears off. With a temporary crown, avoid any sticky or hard foods as this can dislodge or break the temporary crown. Once your permanent crown is cemented, you can return to your normal eating habits.

Post & Core Buildup is a dental procedure used to rebuild the foundation of a severely broken-down tooth or an endodontically treated tooth before a crown can be made for that tooth.

Crown lengthening is the removal of small amount of bone surrounding the broken-down tooth, to allow complete removal of the decay and allow the crown to seat properly on the tooth.

Curious about our Insurance Policy?

Perfect Smile Dental Group in Whittier accepts most insurance plans. Aetna, AlwaysCare, Unum, Anthem, Ameritas, Blue shield of California, Cigna, Careington Care, Delta Dental, Geha, Guardian, Humana, Metlife, Principal, Sun Life, United Healthcare. See how simple and affordable better oral health can be!
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Emily Le
Emily Le
2024-02-14
I have been seeing Dr. Yang for quite a while now and I can tell he is very caring and professional. I just got my crown done and I'm very satisfied with my care. A definite 5-star experience!
Raymond D
Raymond D
2024-02-14
Visited Perfect Smile Dental recently and was completely impressed! The office was clean and welcoming. Dr. Yang was skillful and informative about what needed to be done with my teeth. Highly recommended!
Leslie Ortiz
Leslie Ortiz
2024-02-09
First time coming to a new location and I had a great experience. The staff was friendly and the doctor explained to me what needed to be done thoroughly. I was nervous at first but all my questions were answered. I got an appointment on the same day I called as well and I was pleased!
Saul Lopez
Saul Lopez
2024-02-09
Great Doctor and Assistants.. Customer Service 100%
maria H
maria H
2024-02-07
Went for the first time as a new patient with my husband & 3 yr old son The front desk staff was so sweet, Magdalena was her name(I’m like 70% sure that was her name) anyways she was so sweet. The dental assistant was also super sweet when i was taken to the back. I did let her know i was pregnant and couldn’t do x-rays and her and the doctor agreed no x-rays would be done. But neither of them made a big deal, like previous offices did. The doctor was super gentle, even though we couldn’t do x-rays he did take pictures with a small probe and showed me on a giant screen all the work that needed to be done. He was not pushy on getting all the dental work done at once, since i am pregnant and wants to wait until the baby is born. The doctor spent roughly around 30-40 minutes with me answering all my questions and did the cleaning as well. Overall super happy we found this office on yelp. My husband also had his apt and helped him with a care plan, payment plan, and cleaning. And they were extremely careful and gentle with my squirmy 3 year old. Overall amazing experience, like i said so happy i found this office. Also, wanted to mentioned the doctor made a comment that really caught my attention. He said “my office wouldn’t be what it is without my staff” shows how much he appreciates his employees.
Skylar Pharm
Skylar Pharm
2024-02-02
This is the best dentist in Whittier! My first impression is that the office is nice and very clean. It is a modern dental clinic, they have the latest technology. The staff is professional and friendly. They brought me in right away. Dr. Yang is very thorough and professional. He explains everything to me and answers all my questions. He also gives me advice on how to take better care of my teeth at home. I had a crown done. I absolutely love it. The crown looks very nice and natural. I got a lot of compliments from my friends. The appointments were painless, they made me feel comfortable. I was very impressed with the doctor and his staff. I’d definitely recommend this place. I had a great experience and will be back for my dental implant.
Jennifer Diaz
Jennifer Diaz
2024-02-01
This a great dental office. I am very happy I found them. They have a very clean facility and the whole staff is great. Everyone is very friendly. The dentist is very thorough and he explains everything. They have up to date technology. They are accommodating to scheduling as well. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a dentist.
Daughter OfChrist
Daughter OfChrist
2023-12-28
Highly recommend. Staff is professional, office is clean, technology is up to date , I really appreciated that the Assistant printed out and gave me a copy of my breakdown of insurance and fees due regarding dental work needed . The other dentist I had seemed very crowded and overbooked at my appointments. This dental appt. Was minimum wait, not alot of people in waiting room.
Ceylon Reynosa
Ceylon Reynosa
2023-12-27
My experience was great! Nurse was amazing and so was the dr. Very informative and great experience. I will be back
Chung Yang
Chung Yang
2023-12-25
I came in with a broken tooth and they saw me the same day. When I arrive at this office, they saw me right away! The dentist was very knowledgeable and he was good in telling me what needs to be done. I knew my teeth look shorter over time, but I didn’t even know I was grinding my teeth that was why my tooth broke. The staff was friendly and the office looks very nice and clean. I loved that they explained everything to me very clearly before they start work on my tooth. I highly recommend this dentist.
Elizabeth M.
Elizabeth M.
2023-10-14
I have nothing but positive things to say about this dental clinic. They saw me as soon as possible when I broke my filling and tooth and wasted no time in getting me prepped and ready for a crown. Dr. Yang is amazing. I feel very comfortable with him and his staff. He always makes sure I'm alright and not in pain before proceeding with the next step and explains everything thoroughly. I'm very happy I found him and his clinic. I couldn't ask for a better team. I definitely recommend him. 10/10 best dentist!
Gilbert P.
Gilbert P.
2023-10-14
I cannot say enough good things about this office. Dr. Yen is a master of his craft, i have complete confidence in his ability. I hadn't had dental check in 15 plus years and he found all my problems. I will be returning to him to address them in the near future. The front desk cleric Magdalena (hope this is correct spelling) is very knowledgeable, she will guild you thru the process with ease. It never good news to be told you need dental work, but she makes it as easy as possible. I will update this after my dental work is done and fully recovered. Furthermore, they give you an easy-to-understand paperwork detailing everything just be sure to double check the back page. I know I'm forgetting something it will be in the next update.
Bernard D.
Bernard D.
2023-08-24
I developed a toothache right before my first vacation in 10 years. They were open on Saturday and took me in, took care of the problem and saved my vacation. They explain everything, take pictures and show you what's going on. There is a lot of attention to detail. Very personable and professional too. I recommend this place.
V 2.
V 2.
2023-06-08
Professional, friendly staff, extremely clean and well kept office. A friend of mine recommended this office to me. I'm a very picky person and they definitely met my high expectations. Highly recommended!
K R.
K R.
2023-06-08
Went to Perfect Smile for a teeth cleaning. They were very professional and friendly, and the office is very nice and clean. Will be going back!
Iris K.
Iris K.
2023-05-27
Dr. Yang and the staff are so nice and helpful. The office is very clean and organized. Dr. Yang is very thorough and explains exactly what the problem is and how to prevent/treat them. I love that they are not pushy with any treatments unlike other dental offices...Thank you so much for making my teeth healthy again!
Kimme P.
Kimme P.
2023-05-10
My mom saw Dr. Yang for an abscessed tooth and other significant dental issues that were causing her pain. Dr. Yang and his staff took such great care of my mom. The attentiveness and warmth they showed her made her feel so happy. She is so very happy with all the work that Dr. Yang has done. She cannot thank him enough and speaks very highly of him and his staff. Thank you, Dr. Yang and staff, for being so good to my mom. She appreciates it more than anything.
Skylar P.
Skylar P.
2023-04-09
Dr. Yang was very thorough in explaining my treatment to me. I never had any dentist in the past point out cavities on the x-rays. He took pictures of the cavities to show them to me. I was very impressed with the doctor and his staff. They were friendly, which made me feel comfortable during visit. I would recommend this dentist.
kevin l.
kevin l.
2022-12-24
I just had the best teeth cleaning service. The staffs and dentist are friendly and professional. I feel my teeth are very clean. Dr Yang took his time to educate me on how to properly floss my teeth. Very happy with their service, definitely will come again!
Claire L.
Claire L.
2022-12-19
Dr. Yang and his staff made me feel super comfortable and at home. He was gentle and explained everything. I feel comfortable and safe under his care. Highly recommend to anyone!