Dental Crowns

Most dentistry looks like dentistry. Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We replace existing crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.

Where damage to a person’s teeth is extreme, and apparently beyond repair, we can use porcelain or porcelain “pasted on gold” crowns to make the smile appear “as new”. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems, even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite. We are renowned for the quality of our work and the fantastic changes we make for people using this technology. These treatments are used for a long-lasting correction of major dental problems. It is usual for these treatments to last for 20 to 30 years, which is as close to permanent as dental treatment can get.

How long does it take to fit a dental crown?

Fitting a crown requires at least two visits to our office. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown of either plastic or metal.

On the subsequent visit we will remove the temporary crown, and then fit and adjust the final crown. Finally, we will cement the crown into place and you have a new beautiful looking tooth.

Key Benefits of Dental Crowns

  • Replaces missing teeth
  • Offers support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
  • Looks completely natural
  • Fixes “smile” and functional chewing problems
  • Corrects discolored teeth

What are the capabilities of crowns?

Crown and bridgework is a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused through accidents, diseases or wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. Material used in these repairs is either high-grade porcelain, or porcelain bonded to gold. A higher strength of the porcelain and gold materials is recommended to treat the most serious of dental problems. Where accidental damage has occurred, resulting in lost teeth, or where teeth have broken away through excessive wear, or as the result of old fillings breaking, crowns and/or bridges can be used as a long-term solution.

Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, which is usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function for these teeth. In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause “appearance” problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns and bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.

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Gar N. Chan, D.D.S., Inc.

5 out of 5 stars based on 18 Crown reviews.

Patient Review from Monica

I have always received excellent care at this office. The staff is caring and professional.

- Monica

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Patient Review from BRANDON B

I will say, before i came in i was very nervous of getting a root canal, and having a crown put on. but coming here for mostly my whole life and as my visits went on, i got a lot more comfortable with the idea, the doctors explained everything very well, they were very informing of what was going to happen, and they carried out my procedures swiftly, perfectly, and professionally. I am more than pleased with everything they have done for me so far and the quality of work is amazing! I wouldn't have wanted anyone else to take care of my teeth!

- BRANDON B

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Patient Review from Anissa V

Everyone in the office is friendly. I always feel comfortable coming here even with my anxiety about coming to the dentist.

- Anissa V

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Patient Review from Michelle L

I love this office. They make you feel so comfortable.I highly recommend Dr. Chan.

- Michelle L

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Patient Review from Heidi F

This is the best dental team I have had the pleasure of working with. Going to the dentist is something no one looks forward to. My experiences in the past have been very uncomfortable and unprofessional. It left me very hesitant to go and my dental issues were increasing. Dr. Chan and his team put me at ease from the start. Everyone is so friendly. I've had several different procedures done now and each were done with extreme care and wonderful results. Dr. Chan know his procedures perfectly and gets them done safely, quickly and with positive outcomes. His dental assistant, Susan Sakai, is extremely knowledgeable and makes each process go smoothly and always makes sure I am comfortable. They both always explain what's happening and what's going on so I feel at ease. Claudette has been so helpful to make sure I understand each appointment and works around my schedule while dealing with my insurance to make sure the financial aspect is properly done. Thank you Dr. Chan and his whole team for your professionalism and care so that I am finally getting healthy and that smile back that I've wanted for some time!

- Heidi F

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Patient Review from Natasha R

I am very happy with Dr.Chan and all of his staff. I have already recommended him to friends and family and will continue to!

- Natasha R

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Patient Review from robert l

Long term patient, have never had a bad issue here. Recommend the office 100%. Have dealt with many dental offices and dentists over 50 years, and highly recommend this office for lack of pain during operations.

- robert l

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Patient Review from Robert P

Rhona is the greatest DH I have ever had

- Robert P

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Patient Review from Oscar A

First time coming here I was a bit scared? Maybe it was just the whole Dentist visit. After a few time here an with the whole staff making you feel welcome I ended up liking coming out here, not only for the professional service but for the way they make you feel. They always make sure you understand what they are doing or working on at the time. They treat you like you are one of them not just like a customer. I highly recommend Dr. Gar N. Chan to anyone in the Area

- Oscar A

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Patient Review from rachel B

Excellent service.

- rachel B

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Patient Review from Maria S

Dr. Chan and his staff are very friendly and care about the overall well being of your health. Definitely would recommend to a friend.

- Maria S

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Patient Review from Sue W

I have been coming to Dr. Chan for many years and would never consider going anywhere else for my dental needs. All staff make you feel comfortable and feel like part of the family. Best dental office in Gilroy!!!

- Sue W

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Patient Review from Gary P

couldn't ask for better dental care.

- Gary P

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Patient Review from Carolyn Dunkak J

It's a winning team! Excellent

- Carolyn Dunkak J

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Patient Review from Sandy S.

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Patient Review from A. Russell

"I love going to the dentist!" .......how many people can say that and truly mean it? Dr. Chan has been our family dentist for over 25 yrs; and although each one of us has their individual dental needs, Dr. Chan and his staff have been OUTSTANDING in caring for us all.......no matter what procedure, time of day, or even what day (like responding on weekends). One of the things I particularly like is that Dr. Chan is always improving his skills by continuing education....... but if it is out of his area of expertise, he will be honest and find the right doctor for you for that special procedure. It's no wonder his practice has grown! But I have grown also, in my knowledge of the best way to care for my teeth by having him as my dentist, Rona as my hygienist and their staff, Claudette, Sandra and Susan caring for me.

- A. Russell

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Patient Review from Brittany G.

I have recommended my friends to Dr. Chan's office. I have been seeing him for over 15 years and I have been satisfied every visit!

- Brittany G.

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