Crown Specialist

Jupina Dental

Joan M Jupina, DDS

General Dentistry located in Hayward, CA

If your tooth is broken, cracked, or decayed, you might fear that it will need to be pulled. Luckily, you may have another option. Dr. Joan Jupina, an expert dentist in Hayward, California, can repair and stabilize many damaged teeth with natural-looking dental crowns. Men, women, and children in the Castro Bay Area who want to save their damaged teeth can contact the friendly team at Jupina Dental or book an appointment now with the easy online form.

Crown Q & A

What is a crown?

A dental crown is a thin, tooth-colored cap that fits over your natural tooth. Dr. Jupina uses dental crowns to stabilize teeth that have been damaged by decay or trauma. Dental crowns can even save teeth that otherwise might require extraction.

What are the benefits of a crown?

A dental crown allows you to save your natural tooth, including the root.

Your natural teeth perform many functions, including keeping your other teeth in alignment and creating stress on your jawbone in such a way that it continues to create new, stronger bone. By preserving your tooth and stabilizing it with a crown, Dr. Jupina also helps you preserve your tooth’s key functions.

When would I need a crown?

You need a crown if your tooth is so badly decayed or broken that it can’t function properly anymore. You might also need a crown to:

  • Protect and stabilize a tooth after a root-canal procedure
  • Hide severely stained, worn, or oddly shaped teeth
  • Hide an unattractive filling
  • Secure a dental bridge in place

How long does it take to get a crown?

Dr. Jupina first custom-designs and creates a crown that fits your tooth perfectly and matches the color of your natural teeth. She also prepares your tooth by gently filing down some enamel to leave space for the crown. She then fits you with a temporary crown to protect your tooth.

In a couple of weeks, your tailor-made crown will be ready. Dr. Jupina will then remove the temporary crown and cement your permanent crown in place.

Is my crown permanent?

As long as you take care of your crown, it can last for many years or even a lifetime. You should treat your crown as if it’s a real tooth, by brushing and flossing it twice a day.

Don’t give up on a damaged tooth: Contact Dr. Jupina to see if a dental crown can save it. You can phone her helpful team or set up an appointment online with the handy form.