Do you have dental imperfections such as broken or worn-down teeth? A dental crown may be the right fit for you. Alondra Dental Care specializes in providing high-quality crowns to cover damaged or weakened teeth. Patients from all over Los Angeles trust Dr. Abad to care for their smiles.

Find out some details of our dental crown procedure below, and get more information about the benefits, capabilities, and durability of the crowns we provide in our Norwalk office.


Dental crowns cover damaged teeth as a long-lasting correction of major dental problems. This may be due to decay or injury. Crowns often accompany a root canal, but patients can receive crowns in many situations when the tooth is severely damaged or compromised.

Dr. Abad uses ceramic crowns in our Norwalk office to make your smile appear like new. Our dental crown procedure is extremely reliable for repairing the most serious of dental problems, even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite.

In addition to fixing the smile, our dental crown procedures in Norwalk offer other key benefits, including providing a solution to functional chewing problems, replacing missing teeth, and offering support to misshapen or badly broken teeth—all while looking completely natural. Another benefit of crowns is that they can last for two to three decades.

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Fitting a crown requires at least two visits to our office after Dr. Abad has determined that it is the best fit for your dental needs. We will first remove any decay in the tooth being treated and then shape your tooth. Afterward, we will fit the tooth with a metal or plastic temporary crown. On your subsequent visit to Alondra Dental Care, we will remove the temporary crown and then fit and adjust the final crown over the tooth. Finally, we will cement the crown into place, and you will have a new beautiful tooth that will look natural and last for more than 20 years on average.


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Your dental crown procedure with Dr. Abad at Alondra Dental Care will involve the following steps.

Step 1: The Impression and Shade Selection Process

First, our staff at Alondra Dental Care will take impressions from your lower and upper dental arches. We’ll use these impressions to create your temporary crown, the tooth-shaped cap you will wear while your permanent crown is fabricated in an off-site lab. Dr. Abad will also determine the proper shade for your new permanent crown, choosing the shade that most closely matches that of your natural teeth.

Step 2: The Tooth Preparation Process

Next, Dr. Abad will remove some of the enamel from the problematic tooth to create room for your permanent crown’s hollow portion. This will keep your new tooth from looking unnatural and bulky.

Step 3: The Final Impression

Dr. Abad will take a final impression of your prepared tooth. We will use this impression to create your permanent crown. The impression must be accurate to ensure that your permanent crown looks natural and fits perfectly.

Step 4: The Temporary Crown Creation Process

Our staff will create your temporary crown for the tooth awaiting the permanent crown. This crown will protect your tooth’s exposed area and also keep the tooth from moving. Temporary dental crowns in Norwalk also offer cosmetic benefits, allowing our patients to smile with no gaps.

Step 5: Applying Your Permanent Crown

It may take about two weeks for the laboratory to finish your permanent crown. Once it’s ready, Dr. Abad will call you in to get it placed on your prepared tooth. She will thoroughly clean your tooth before applying it with a durable adhesive. Then, she’ll check your bite and make any necessary adjustments to ensure a proper fit. Dr. Abad will also give you instructions for preserving your crown long-term following your dental crown procedure.


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Crowns and bridgework are very reliable solutions for major dental problems caused by accidents, diseases, or regular wear and tear. Previously, these dental restorations used high-quality porcelain fused to gold, but these days most modern offices use ceramic crowns (no metal).

Where accidental damage has occurred, resulting in lost teeth, or where teeth have broken away through excessive wear or as a result of old fillings breaking, dental bridges or crowns from our Norwalk office at Alondra Dental Care can be used as long-term solutions.

Some patients have pain in back teeth that have been filled. This is often the result of hairline cracks that have formed in their teeth’s chewing surfaces. By placing crowns on the filled teeth, we can relieve this pain and therefore restore these teeth’s dental function.

Also, an older filling in a front tooth may weaken your tooth and lead to cosmetic issues as a result of chipping or staining. If a porcelain veneer won’t work in your situation, a bridge or crown can be an excellent alternative.

Finally, if your tooth has a root canal filling, a crown may prevent breakage.


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What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is a restorative cap that is bonded to the tooth to protect, heal, and cover it for long-scale endurance.

Why do I need a dental crown?

There are a variety of reasons you may need a dental crown, including to cover large cavities and decay or to support a damaged tooth. Our office offers a number of restorative procedures; Dr. Abad will advise you on whether a dental crown is needed in your circumstance.

How long will my crown last?

Dental crowns from our Norwalk office are sturdy and last a long time, so barring extreme circumstances, you can expect your crown to last 20-30 years. You can help your crown to last longer with good oral hygiene and by not grinding your teeth or chewing hard objects.

How do I care for my dental crown?

Crown care is similar to regular tooth care: regular brushing and flossing paired with frequent trips to the dentist is the best way to take care of your mouth, no matter if you have crowns, implants, or dentures.

How much do crowns cost?

A dental crown can cost between $500 and $3,000 for one tooth depending on which tooth is being crowned and which dental office you visit.

Dental crowns vs. veneers: What is the difference?

Both porcelain veneers and crowns can help improve teeth’s function and appearance, but their applications are different. A dental crown covers an entire tooth and is used to restore a tooth that has experienced significant decay. A veneer covers only a tooth’s front surface and is mostly used for cosmetic purposes (e.g., changing a tooth’s color, shape, or size).

What are the types of dental crowns?

Multiple types of crowns exist, including porcelain/ceramic and metal. Porcelain/ceramic crowns provide an excellent color match to natural teeth and are therefore generally the best option. Metal crowns (chromium, nickel, palladium, gold) stand out for being durable but are more noticeable.

Do crowns hurt?

Getting a crown usually doesn’t hurt since local anesthesia is used to numb the site. Once the numbing agent wears off, you may experience mild sensitivity or soreness, but medications like acetaminophen may help alleviate this discomfort.


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Our goal at Alondra Dental Care is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. If you have an existing dental crown or filling that has worn out or cracked, we can restore it so it looks and feels like a natural tooth again.

Alondra Dental Care is renowned for the quality of our work and the fantastic changes we make for people who get crowns in Norwalk. We’ve also earned a reputation for the tangible care, commitment, and comfort we consistently provide to patients in our office.

If you’re interested in getting this high-quality standard of personal care for your dental needs in the Los Angeles area, set up appointments for dental crowns in Norwalk today so that we can help you love your smile again.


Visit our Norwalk office to discuss whether a dental crown procedure is right for you.

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