Are your teeth worn, chipped or severely decayed? At Sugiki Implant and Family Dentistry, Dr. Sugiki can fit you with dental crowns to dramatically improve your smile. Crowns will increase the life and stability of your teeth by protecting them from further damage. Call our office today to help protect your teeth and improve your appearance!

Protect your tooth with a dental crown

If you have a large enough cavity, a filling may not protect the tooth from breaking down or cracking. In this case, Dr. Sugiki may recommend a dental crown will also help restore a tooth that has been worn down or where there is not sufficient tooth left. There are crowns for children’s teeth if they have a large enough cavity or need a baby root canal (pulpotomy).

Typically, dental crowns will require a few visits to our office. First, you’ll see us for a consultation to determine if crowns are the right solution for you. If so, Dr. Sugiki will prep your tooth to make enough room for a crown so that they will fit perfectly. Do not worry about gagging from a plaster impression! We offer advanced technology, an Itero scanner to guarantee your experience is top of the line. You’ll also avoid any sensitivity or going home with irregularly shaped teeth – Dr. Sugiki will fit you with temporary crowns to ensure that you’ll be able to eat properly and look good while your custom crowns are being made. Then, when your crowns come back from our state-of-the-art laboratory, Dr. Sugiki will insert them using a special type of bonding cement. A simple and comfortable way to ensure your smile is attractive, healthy and long lasting!

A dental crown can serve many purposes

There are many cosmetic reasons to get a crown - tooth discoloration, chipped or fractured teeth or irregularly shaped teeth that you want to improve. However, one of the most important benefits of a dental crown is proper function, which means you can chew and eat properly. Dr. Sugiki is an expert in all facets of family dentistry and cares deeply about your family’s dental health. This is why we offer all options of cosmetic crowns including highly aesthetic, natural looking porcelain and zirconia materials. We are here to help you cosmetically improve your smile, but also maintain your oral health.


  • A dental crown provides adequate tooth coverage for a tooth that is worn away, damaged by tooth decay or cracked. It is a permanent, long-term option because crowns are durable and can last up to 15 years!
  • A dental crown is also a similar crown you would get to cover and protect a dental implant! They have a natural look to aesthetically mimic your natural teeth.
  • You can easily improve the appearance of your front teeth by changing its color or shape with a dental crown.

Dental Crowns FAQ

What are dental crowns made of?

There are several types of crowns depending on the tooth, material, and cost. Crowns can be made from porcelain fused to metal, all porcelain, zirconia, stainless steel, ceramic, or a metal alloy. Anterior teeth require more esthetic types of crowns and will get all porcelain, ceramic or zirconia to avoid metal showing.

What type of maintenance do dental crowns require?

A good diet and oral hygiene is optimal to keep a crown in good shape. Other than good brushing and flossing, regular dental visits and x-rays are important to ensure the crown is no dental caries under the crown margins, it is seated properly and not fractured.

Can you get a cavity under a dental crown?

Yes, it is possible to develop a cavity at the margin of a crown. Since your natural tooth is inside the crown, it is important to maintain good oral health and regular preventative care dental visits to avoid tooth decay.

How are dental crowns fitted?

The process of fitting a crown to your natural tooth is simple. Once your temporary crown is removed, the custom and permanent crown will be seated and adjusted to ensure your bite is correct. Once we know it’s a good fit, the crown will be cemented with permanent bonding cement.

How much does a dental crown cost?

Dental crowns will vary in cost depending on the material and type of crown. Please schedule a dental consultation so that we can discuss your exact needs and any out-of-pocket costs. We are happy to offer affordable treatment plans.