About Dental Crowns
Our family-owned, Long Beach dental practice offers a wide variety of dental crowns to correct or hide cosmetic issues such as cracked or badly worn teeth. A dental crown or cap provides strength and structure to a tooth that has been severely damaged. Typically, a crown is placed when the top of the tooth is too damaged for a regular filling but still has healthy roots. Crowns can be made from porcelain, porcelain-over-metal, ceramic, or metal (gold, nickel, steel). During your initial exam, our dentists will thoroughly examine your condition and review all your crown options to determine which one is the best fit for you. Call our Emigh Dental Care office any time during our business hours to schedule an appointment.
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"The front staff at Emigh Dental Care is very friendly and welcoming. There's even water and apple juice while you wait. The waiting room is open and comfy! There's also ample parking in the parking structure! I had my first examination with Dr. Reel today. She was warm, open and friendly! Freddy, the DA escorted me back to the exam room and explained everything thoroughly. I did share that I was worried about my teeth because I haven't had dental care in about 3 years (no dental insurance). After 3 years with no dental care, I have just 1 cavity. After seeing Dr. Reel, Freddy took me to see hygienist, Tammy. Like Dr. Reel, Tammy was warm and friendly. She explained all the things that were to come for my cleaning and the importance of flossing. On 9/17 my 2 year old son and husband saw Dr. Todd. Dr. Todd thoroughly answered all our questions re: jaw surgery for my husband and referred him to an orthodontist. Although my 2 year old son didn't cooperate by opening his mouth, Dr. Todd was able to entertain and make my son feel comfortable. Maybe next time, Dr. Todd will get to take a look at my son's teeth. I look forward to getting my cavity fixed and my next cleaning. Thanks Emigh Dental Care!"- N.S. / Yelp / Sep 21, 2018
"I highly recommend Emigh Dental. I have been coming to this office my entire life as well as most of my family and extended family. The entire staff is amazing. The hygienists are gentle, and Dr. Pat and Dr. Todd are seriously the best. My kids actually look forward to their visits."- J.G. / Yelp / Sep 19, 2018
"Very good experience in this dental. I had a deep teeth cleaning yesterday. The dentist was very gentle,she didn't hurt me at all."- Z.M. / Yelp / Sep 19, 2018
"Emigh Dental Care is hands down the best Dental facility I have been to! The atmosphere is friendly, clean and comfortable. Bailey, my dental hygienist, is professional, kind and always does an amazing job!! Dr. Pat has a very professional and friendly demeanor. He thoroughly explained everything to me and made sure I was comfortable. I'm so happy to find them, thank you for your excellent care!!!"- A.H. / Yelp / Sep 16, 2018
What to Expect
A dental crown usually takes two appointments to complete. During the first appointment, our dentists will prepare the tooth for the crown, take impressions of the tooth for the permanent crown, and place a temporary crown over the tooth to protect it. The impressions are sent to a dental laboratory where a customized crown will be created for the patient. Once the crowns arrive back at our office, patients can schedule an appointment to have their permanent crown(s) fitted and set by our dentists.
Patients do not usually have any pain after a crown is placed, but some patients may experience discomfort or tooth sensitivity. Depending on the material, crowns can last from 7 – 40 years. Patients can extend the life of their crown by practicing good oral hygiene and visiting our office for regular exams and cleanings. If oral health is neglected, the tooth under the crown may develop a cavity or infection that will require more extensive treatment, like a root canal.
Plan Your Procedure
Protect and Strengthen
If you are concerned about the condition of your teeth, schedule a consultation with our family practice to learn more about how crowns can help you. Everyone deserves a beautiful, healthy smile, so come in soon to find out how we can help you improve yours.