Crowns And Bridges Specialist

Unique Dental Care

Rahul Malik, DMD

Cosmetic Dentist & Denture Specialist located in San Leandro, CA

If your tooth is worn, cracked, decayed, or damaged, a dental crown rescues its strength and stability. Dr. Rahul Malik of Unique Dental Care custom designs and fits dental crowns that rehabilitate your teeth so you can smile freely again. Unique Dental Care is conveniently located in San Leandro, California. If you live in San Leandro, Castro Valley, Hayward, Oakland, or San Lorenzo, contact Dr. Malik’s friendly and helpful team by phone or online to book a dental crown consultation.

Crowns and Bridges Q & A

What are crowns?

Crowns are tooth-shaped, tooth-colored caps that fit over your teeth to repair damaged, worn, or decayed areas. Crowns can be made of porcelain, gold, or composite materials, depending on your needs.

When should I get a crown?

Dr. Malik may recommend you get a crown if your tooth is too cracked, chipped, or damaged to be repaired with a bonding procedure. He also uses crowns to stabilize and protect your tooth after it has been cleared of decay in a root canal procedure.

Crowns are an effective way to save a weak or damaged tooth that might otherwise need to be extracted. Crowns are also used to stabilize dental bridges and to cap dental implants.

How do I get a crown?

At Unique Dental Care, your crowns are made for your unique needs. When Dr. Malik fits you for a crown, he takes 3-D digital impressions of your tooth using cone-beam imaging, which is even more comprehensive than digital X-rays.

He also carefully chooses a shade for your crown that matches the natural shade of your teeth. To protect your tooth, he fits you with a temporary crown while a dental laboratory creates a customized crown based on your 3-D images and Dr. Malik’s recommendations.

How long does it take to get a crown?

The dental lab usually takes 2-4 weeks to create your crown. When it’s ready, you return to Dr. Malik. He removes your temporary crown, replaces it with the new crown, and checks to be sure it fits. When the crown is secure and functional, Dr. Malik cements it permanently in place.

How do I take care of dental crowns?

You take care of dental crowns the same way you take care of your natural teeth: Brush twice a day, floss at least once a day, and visit Dr. Malik every six months for a thorough exam and professional cleaning.

Don’t be embarrassed by broken teeth or suffer from teeth that are too worn to function optimally. Come to Unique Dental for a consultation about dental crowns so you can restore your smile. You can phone the friendly Unique Dental team or book an appointment using the online form.