Erase Years of Wear and Tear

Dr. Franklin and his team specialize in dental crowns to return your smile to it’s naturally brilliant state!

  • Crowns restore your teeth from discolouration, chipping and cracking
  • Porcelain crowns are shaded to match your teeth, giving you a beautiful, natural looking smile
  • Improve the look of your smile with a strong, long-lasting, aesthetic solution!

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Experience extraordinary dentistry. Call Todd A. Franklin, D.D.S. at (209) 334-4370

No more signs of age or damage.

Your teeth can suffer a lot of damage with years of use. Restore your youthful looking smile with one visit to Dr. Todd Franklin DDS.

The most natural looking solution.

We can use crowns to solve a number of dental issues, and with the latest technology, the results are always seamless.

Recover your smile for the long run.

Crowns are a strong and durable solution to ensure a healthy smile and protect your teeth from further damage.

1208 W. Tokay Street, Lodi, California, 95240  (209) 334-4370

What Are Crowns?
Erase years of wear and tear on your teeth while returning your smile to it’s natural brilliance.  Your teeth undergo a tremendous amount of stress during your lifetime and show it in a variety of ways. Crowns restore your teeth from discolouration, chipping and cracking. Porcelain crowns are shaded to match your teeth, giving you a beautiful, natural looking smile. After some preparation of the tooth or teeth that will receive the crown(s), Dr. Franklin positions a custom milled, lifelike porcelain crown over your damaged tooth, restoring and rejuvenating your oral health. If your tooth is harmed, but not lost, a crown can be used to recover its shape, appearance and function.
Why Do I Need A Crown?
You might need a crown if you have a root canal, a large filling in a tooth, or a damaged tooth. A crown, also called a cap, is a hollow, synthetic tooth made use of to cover a harmed or decayed tooth. The crown recovers the tooth and secures it from further damage. Crowns can also be utilized to cover a discoloured or misshaped tooth. A tooth that has been fixed with a crown looks and works very much like a natural tooth. A dental crown may be needed to:


  • protect a weak tooth (for example, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
  • restore a damaged tooth or a significantly worn down tooth
  • cover and support a tooth with a huge filling and not much tooth staying
  • hold a dental bridge in place
  • cover misshaped or significantly tarnished teeth
  • cover a dental implant
  • cover a tooth treated with a root canal
Types Of Crowns

Irreversible crowns can be made from all metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, all resin, or all ceramic. Metals utilized in crowns consist of gold, palladium, nickel, or chromium. Metal crowns hardly ever chip or break, last the longest, and only require a small amount of the tooth to be removed. They can also hold up against biting and chewing forces. However, the metallic color will stand out from the rest of your teeth, so metal crowns are an excellent choice for out-of-sight molars. Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns offer a strong, long lasting and aesthetic treatment option. One of the vital elements for the aesthetic and practical success of this kind of crown is guaranteeing the prep work of the underlying tooth structure supplies adequate space for the appropriate density of the product selected. In addition, the creative ability of the laboratory technologist developing the crown will certainly affect its aesthetic appeal. One factor to consider in the porcelain-fused-to-metal crown is that these crowns may have the tendency to reveal the underlying metal or gold margin at the gum line as gums recede with time. Some clients go with this kind of crown, but replace the crown at a later date in order to preserve a greater aesthetic advantage. Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns with an all porcelain collar can eliminate this vulnerability. Porcelain-fused-to-metal dental crowns can be matched to the color of the teeth beside them, giving you the most natural look and feel. The primary product option for all-ceramic crowns today is either zirconia, or aluminum products. They offer a metal-free esthetic option with a variety of advantages. By eliminating the need for the supporting metal core, an esthetic all-ceramic crown can be produced with a reduced density of material. This makes them a viable treatment option in mouths with restricted space. Furthermore, the removal of the metal core permits light transmission through the porcelain for much better optical, life-like properties and a greater level of esthetics. Achieve a royal smile with the perfect crown. Contact our Lodi dental crown experts today for more information and to schedule a consultation today!

Get the smile you have always wanted, call Todd A. Franklin, D.D.S. (209) 334-4370