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Testimonials:

"My experience at Dr. Callen's office was very professional. His staff are very caring individuals and they go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. My husband was so amazed at my new smile, he could not hold back the tears. I would recommend Dr. Callen's office to everyone I know because they do amazing work. "

 

 Karen Neel

 

 

"I love my new smile!  Thank you Dr. Callen."

Beverly Cline

"I came to Dr. Callen's office with severe dental problems. Dr. Callen and his staff treated me with respect and kindness. Dr. Callen was professional and his staff were very experienced in the dental field. I love my new smile!"  

Randy Hale

Our team of dentists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Today more than ever studies are showing the importance of regular dental care to your overall health and well being. From preventing heart disease and stroke by maintaing healthy gums, to diagnosing and treating life threatening sleep apnea, dentistry is in the lead for preventive health care. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth.

Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth's function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth.

Crowns are also used to attach bridges, cover implants, prevent a cracked tooth from becoming worse, or an existing filling is in jeopardy of becoming loose or dislocated. Crowns also serve an aesthetic use, and are applied when a discolored or stained tooth needs to be restored to its natural appearance.

Procedures

A tooth must usually be reduced in size to accommodate a crown. A cast is made of the existing tooth and an impression is made. The impression is sent to a special lab, which manufactures a custom-designed crown. In some cases, a temporary crown is applied until the permanent crown is ready. Permanent crowns are cemented in place.

Crowns are sometimes confused with veneers, but they are quite different. Veneers are typically applied only to relatively small areas.

Caring For Your Crowns

With proper care, a good quality crown could last up to eight years or longer. It is very important to floss in the area of the crown to avoid excess plaque or collection of debris around the restoration.

Certain behaviors such as jaw clenching or bruxism (teeth grinding) significantly shorten the life of a crown. Moreover, eating brittle foods, ice or hard candy can compromise the adhesion of the crown, or even damage the crown.