about dental crowns
When a single tooth is worn down or damaged, it may be saved with a crown. Sometimes called a cap, dental crowns are made custom to cover the needed tooth and colored to blend with your natural teeth for an attractive finish. At Patrick Yoshikane, D.D.S. in Orange, CA, a crown can treat a large cavity, strengthen a damaged tooth, hold together a crack, or mask discoloration. Cosmetic dentist Dr. Patrick Yoshikane creates crowns with a choice of materials to meet your needs, including metal, porcelain, and metal covered with porcelain. Make an appointment with Dr. Yoshikane to find out how a dental crown may repair or strengthen a damaged tooth while also improving the total health and appearance of your mouth.
Dental Crowns Reviews
"Dr. Yoshikane is amazing! I went in Friday morning to my dentist in south Orange County and found out that I needed a root canal. Since my general dentist does not do them. I was referred out to an endodontist who was very pushy and way overpriced. I called my husband in tears and he reached out to Dr. Yoshikane who totally took care of me. First of all it was Friday his day off and he said how quick can you get to my office. I went straight in. The office staff was warm and kind and did everything they could to help me be comfortable. Even when Dr. Yoshikane gave me shots to numb me I could barely feel it. I was in and out within 40 minutes. His service , dedication, perfectionism and commitment was amazing. He even reached out to me over the weekend to make sure I was doing okay. I would highly recommend him to any friends and family."- S.H. / Yelp / Oct 14, 2019
"I recently was involved in a Bike accident where I sustained many injuries, one of those injuries being my front teeth being knocked out. I was worried, depressed, stressed about finances & in a lot of pain. Luckily after making some calls I was referred to the offices of Dr. Patrick Yoshikane, & I am so fortunate I was. The offices knew my emergency & they were able to fit me in first thing in the morning to make sure I was okay & to fix my issue with my teeth. Upon arrival I was greeted by a wonderful staff who were so attentive, professional, & kind. My injuries were painful, I was upset, hurt & in shock still from the trauma & they did everything they could to make me relaxed, comfortable & at ease. The staff even took time to go over billing options so that I would be able to make it work with my finances which really was amazing to see them go above and beyond to breakdown & explain everything vs most places that just send you home with forms. After meeting with Dr. Yoshikane he reassured me I was in good hands & they were going to help me..... & they did! I left feeling like a new person, able to smile again & feel this burden of depression and stress lifted from shoulders. Every moment spent there was great, each person from their staff was so attentive & caring & answered all my questions, helped me, & made me comfortable. Also their follow up after my appointment has been so impressive & leaving the office I knew I found my new permanent Dentist office. Thank you so much again Dr. Yoshikane & Staff!!! Each of you helped me in my recovery so much & I look forward to seeing you all again & calling your offices my permanent Dentist home."- C.M. / Yelp / Nov 08, 2019
"I have lived my whole adult life with debilitating migraines. When these migraines became active, they caused auras and intolerable headaches which led to blurry vision, dizziness, nausea and chronic energy-draining neck and shoulder pain. I literally had to isolate myself in a quiet, dark room to lay still and prevent myself from vomiting.Then, I was referred by a friend who had similar migraines, to Dr Yoshikane. At this point, I was open to try anything that wouldn’t require drugs, with all of their side effects, for the rest of my life. With years of severe headache pain.. one may wonder about the possibility of having a brain tumor or neurological disorder. I was unsure if my teeth had anything to do with my migraines, but I had to give it a try.The drive to Dr Yoshikane’s office to seek care was 40 miles one way...this clearly was beyond my personal comfort zone...but my migraine pain was unbearable and continued to steal precious time that I could have spent with my family.After explaining my symptoms, Dr Yoshikane thoroughly examined my teeth while immediately explaining the importance of bite balance..andpointed out the relationship of extended of health issues that TMJ dysfunction creates. One of the most interesting facts which Dr Yoshikane pointed out, was why my porcelain cracked off my crowns.Dr Yoshikane explained the relationship of uneven bite contacts causing my muscle overload, debilitating headaches and the extension of chronic body pain. He recommended an extensive bite equilibration through careful grinding of my teeth with the assistance of a computer pressure sensor. Honestly, I was apprehensive about teeth grinding, but it was painless and he and his assistant made sure I was comfortable and at ease. After the bite adjustment..what an amazing experience! All of my teeth touched...completely synchronized!!! All at the same time, without my jaw having to jockey around to find my bite-something I have had to deal with for decades and became an automatic, subconscious habit of mine. I didn’t know that it could be corrected. No more biting the inside of my cheek when chewing! And the most amazing revelation-months later, I realized I hadn’t had a migraine since that day.Dr Yoshikane is experienced in TMJ pain disorders...diagnosing, treating and quickly accessing the situation. In treating me, he was very professional, and he considers my best interests first!Now I have to return to finish my implant crown! Yippee!"- Y.K. / Yelp / Aug 02, 2020
"Dr. Yoshikane and his staff are awesome. They have been my wife and her families dentist forever and have been my dentist for the last two years. They helped me out recently at the last minute with my wisdom teeth. I had been putting it off for 20 plus years because they never hurt and out of the blue the one on my upper left jaw became inflamed and began causing me pretty bad pain. I gave them a call and they got me in to check it out and after seeing the inflammation the set me up to get them out. Dr. Yoshikane asked me if I wanted sedation or local and I said local. I am not a big fan of sedation and dental work doesn't weird me out. The procedure went great and Dr. Yoshikane and his assistant checked on my pain level throughout the whole procedure to make sure I was not in pain. It was a great experience and I would recommend him to anyone local looking for a great dental office who does everything they can to help their patients as quickly as they can."- G.S. / Yelp / Nov 09, 2018
"I can't sing enough praises for Dr. Patrick Yoshikane and his team! Of all the dentists I have ever had, there is no other that can hold a candle to Dr. Yoshikane. I have been going to him for almost 2 years. Every time I go there, I always feel like I am at home with an on-call, personal dentist. I consider them like family that I could trust. I always have a great time, filled with laughter. Dr. Yoshikane's work is high quality, and every details, from their use of technology, super friendly knowledgeable, fun staff, to the ambiance. The best part is that my mouth is not swolen or feel that my face got punched from a couple of root canals. He is very gentle. He takes great pride in his work and treats his patients like the way he wants to be treat as a patient himself, with the utmost care. I trust him a ne his staff completely! They also work with me on prioritizing of what needs work on my teeth. Dr. Yoshikane and his team are a diamond in a ruff. Precious!"- J.S. / Yelp / Dec 08, 2019
Dental crowns can be used for a variety of purposes. They may be placed to cover a tooth weakened by decay to prevent it from chipping or it may hold parts of a tooth together that have already cracked. Dental crowns may also be used to fix a tooth that is loose or extremely worn down. They may be used to strengthen a tooth with a lot of decay that will not take a tooth-colored filling, serve as part of a dental bridge, or cover discolored or misshapen teeth. Crowns may be cemented over your tooth or connected by an implant. Ceramic or porcelain crowns are used and matched to the color, shape, and size of your teeth. During your consult, Dr. Yoshikane will go over your choices and help you choose the best dental crown for your needs and budget.
What To Expect
During your consult, a member of our team will obtain dental impressions so your crown can be made to fit your tooth. In some cases, a temporary dental crown may be used to cover your tooth as your permanent crown is being crafted. As soon as your crown is made, the treatment area will be given a local numbing anesthetic. Other sedation techniques may be used to help you feel more comfortable during the procedure if you have any fears or anxieties. When the anesthesia has taken effect, Dr. Yoshikane will prepare your tooth by removing any areas of decay, then lightly adjust the enamel to create space for your dental crown. Your dental crown can be either cemented to your tooth or connected to an implant. Once set, Dr. Yoshikane can adjust the crown's fit so it is comfortable.
Unless sedation was used, you will be able to leave our office once the procedure is done to continue your daily activities. Dr. Yoshikane or a member of his team will go over how to care for your new crown, including any foods that should be avoided and cleaning. During your exams at Patrick Yoshikane, D.D.S., Dr. Yoshikane will evaluate your dental crown and adjust it to keep it comfortable. He will let you know when your crown should be replaced; however, with good care, it may last for several years. If you experience any problems with your crown (if it falls out or is loose), call our office for help. Don't try to repair it or reattach it because this may cause an infection or bad fit.
Based on your dental insurance coverage, some of your costs may be paid. After talking to your insurance company, we can better calculate your out-of-pocket costs. At your consult, the team of Dr.Yoshikane can go over payment methods, along with financing, to help make your procedure affordable.
A damaged or missing tooth may be easily treated with a custom dental crown at Patrick Yoshikane, D.D.S. Talk to Dr. Yoshikane about how a dental crown can shield your tooth from continued harm and help to keep your whole mouth healthy. Offering different materials for your needs, a custom-made crown can be matched to blend with your teeth so your smile remains beautiful. Contact our team in Orange, CA to schedule an appointment.