Affordable Dental Crowns San Diego

Serving San Diego County including Escondido, Rancho Bernardo, Poway

Dental crowns can be used to strengthen the structure of a badly damaged or decayed tooth, protect a weak tooth from breaking, cover a discolored tooth, anchor dental bridges, cap a dental implant, or cover a tooth that has had a root canal treatment.

Dental crowns feel and function like natural teeth and can last 5-15 years. Dental crowns can be made from a number of different materials, including metal, porcelain, resin, or ceramics.  If you’re looking for the most durable, and most aesthetically pleasing crowns, Emax crowns and Zirconia is the best of the best.

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When are Dental Crowns Necessary?

Dental crowns are like caps that are placed on top of the visible portions of existing teeth. The teeth that require this kind of protective encasement are usually compromised in some way and need extra support, protection, or length/shape. Some applications of dental crowns are:

    • If a tooth is worn down by tooth grinding or breaking off, a crown provides more length
    • When a tooth is discolored beyond what teeth whitening can fix, or has an odd shape–a crown can still give you a Hollywood smile.
    • When a tooth is cracked, broken, or decayed–a crown can hold together what is left while providing an attractive dental structure.
    • Crowns can cover dental implants and anchor dental bridges.
    • Protect teeth with big dental fillings from further damage

How much does a dental crown cost at our office?

  • Emax crown cost $950
  • Zirconia crowns cost $1250


What is an Emax crown?

Emax crowns are the latest in all-ceramic dental crowns, created from lithium disilicate, which is harvested especially for its superb strength and aesthetic qualities. Emax crowns are tougher and more durable than zirconia crowns, making them longer lasting and less prone to chipping. Lithium disilicate is partially translucent, so Emax crowns reflect light just like natural teeth, which is especially important for the teeth that are visible when you smile. In short, Emax crowns offer superior aesthetics and durability, improving tooth structure and strength while also providing a natural-looking appearance.

What is an Zirconia crown?

Zirconia crowns are made from zirconium dioxide, a very durable type of metal that’s related to titanium, although it’s categorized as a type of ceramic crown.

Zirconia dental crown benefits

  • Strength. One of the biggest advantages of zirconia is its strength and durability. Consider how much force your back teeth exert on the food that you chew.
  • Longevity. Zirconia crowns last 10 years or longer.
  • Highly biocompatible. Zirconia is suitable for patients with metal allergies or who would prefer to have metal-free restorations.
  • Same-day procedure. Same-day crowns involve the use of CEREC technology. Dr. Salami uses a dental milling machine (CEREC) in her dental office to make the crown from a block of zirconia. This process eliminates the need to stretch the procedure into two visits.

The CEREC, or Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, the process uses computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology to speed up this process.

Read more about Same Day CEREC Zirconia crown

What are the benefits of Emax crowns?

Emax crowns are an ideal dental restoration solution with a number of advantages over standard porcelain crowns as well as zirconia crowns. The benefits include:

  • require only a minimal amount of tooth preparation
  • preserve more of the natural tooth structure than other types of crowns
  • can strengthen teeth that are broken or fractured
  • can restore a large area of decay too severe for filling
  • can complete the dental restoration after a root canal procedure
    provide a solid anchor for dental bridges
  • can be placed on top of a dental implant for a complete restoration
  • Emax crowns are stronger and less likely to chip or crack than other crowns
  • can resist more pressure than zirconia crowns
  • Unlike porcelain, Emax crowns do not leave a gray line at the gum
  • can be easily customized to the perfect fit and shape
  • has a natural translucency that mimics natural enamel
  • can be matched to the shade of the natural teeth
  • look more natural than other types of crowns

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Need a dental crown in San Diego? Make an appointment with Dr. Salami today!

If you’re looking for a highly skilled and experienced Rancho Bernardo dentist with a commitment to providing patients with top-notch care using cutting-edge dental technology, you’ll feel right at home with Dr. Pegah Salami.

Dr. Salami specializes in advanced dentistry procedures and makes it a priority to stay up-to-date with high-tech dental treatments like Emax and Zirconia dental crowns.

We serve Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Penasquitos, Poway, Escondido, and Carmel Mountain Ranch. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Pegah S. Salami, DMD, FAGD IconPegah S. Salami, DMD, FAGD

12396 World Trade Drive #208, San Diego

4.4 89 reviews

  • Avatar Sarah Alvidrez ★★★★★ in the last week
    I have been coming to this dentist office for years and I highly recommend it! Dr. Pegah Salami has taken care of me and my brother and gave us great experiences every visit. I especially highly recommend Hygienist Matt he is very kind, … More professional, and caring toward his patients. Receptionists are always kind and professional making sure your visit was the best it can possibly be!
  • Avatar Rudy Rodriguez ★★★★★ in the last week
    I found Dr. Salami's clinic on Groupon for a teeth whitening procedure, but as soon as I walked in, I knew she would be my new dentist. The atmosphere is welcoming, the staff is nice, and everyone treats you like family. I'm delighted … More I came across this location. This is my third appointment in less than two months, and I'm quite impressed with the office and the level of care provided to patients.
  • Avatar Craig Halterman ★★★★★ in the last week
    Dr. Salami and her staff provide outstanding service and professional care. Matt simultaneously delivers sensitive care and conservation. Shouldn’t you be able say you enjoy going to the dentist? I do…
  • Avatar Cindy Brown ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    I am very impress with Dr. Salami and her staff. Always so friendly and professional. I love Dr. Salami cause she takes her times as much as I need to get info about any procedure and she is always so gentle and I feel so comfortable when … More she works on my teeth. Love this office and it's been almost 10 years that me and my family goes to her office. I highly recommend her. Thanks to all of them

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