Dental Crown 3-D Model

Dental Crowns

If you have a broken, decayed, or infected tooth, you need treatment as soon as possible to save its natural structure. 

Dr. Megan Shelton and Dr. Peter March can save an affected tooth and restore the function of your smile with a custom-made dental crown.

Learn more about the many benefits of crown treatment at our Clairemont, CA, office...

Dental Crown 3-D Model

Check out the difference a crown can make...

Broken tooth before and after crown placement Broken tooth before and after crown placement

Bay View Dental Strives 
To Make Dentistry Easy and Convenient 

At Bay View Dental, we understand that our patients have busy schedules and can't easily find time for lengthy dental procedures. Fortunately, we can now offer state-of-the-art crown treatment in a single appointment. Yes, CEREC® same-day crown technology allows the dentist to produce a custom-designed restoration in under an hour, eliminating the need for temporary crowns and multiple trips to the dentist's office

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Shelton or Dr. March for convenient, top-of-the-line restorative dentistry. We are accessible to a wide range of patients in the greater San Diego area at out Clairemont, CA, practice. You can reach us through our website or speak to a member of our friendly staff by calling:

(858) 274-4400

Dr. Shelton

"Dr. Emerson and his staff are amazing!"


Robin Rosoff


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Dr. Emerson is a very competent, caring dentist with a friendly, caring staff.
I highly recommend this practice.

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Brenda Nelson


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Dr. Emerson and his staff are amazing! Our family has been going to him for decades and highly recommend Bay View Dental to everyone! We love the professional care and meticulous attention to every detail in our dental service, with a smile:)

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The Timeline of Same-Day Dental Crown

A typical high-quality dental crown made by Dr. Emerson can last well over a decade with proper care and maintenance. 

Day of Procedure

A typical high-quality dental crown made by Dr. Emerson can last well over a decade with proper care and maintenance. 

Tooth Prep

The dentist will prepare your tooth by removing the portions affected by damage or decay. You may require a root canal to extract infected tooth pulp. Once the structure is sterile, we shave a small layer of surface enamel to make room for the dental crown. 

Digital Impressions

Our CEREC system utilizes modern CAD/CAM technology (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) to capture precise digital images of your teeth and their surrounding structures. Using these scans, the dentist will design a custom fitting dental crown to cap the unique specifications of your tooth


Historically, patients would need a temporary crown to wear for a week or two while their permanent crown was made at an offsite lab. Our CEREC milling machine, on the other hand, crafts the permanent restoration from tooth-colored porcelain in approximately one hour in the office. 


When it is ready, the dentist checks the overall look, positioning, and fit of the dental crown against your tooth. After making any necessary modifications, we bond the crown to your enamel with special dental cement. A typical high-quality dental crown made by Dr. Shelton or Dr. March can last well over a decade with proper care and maintenance. 

A Closer Look at The Procedure

Can I afford dental crown treatment?

Understanding the Cost of Treatment at Bay View Dental 

We find that patients may be hesitant to schedule dental work due to concerns about the cost of treatment. However, our patients at Bay View Dental in Clairemont have several options to make treatment more affordable. It is important to understand the value of dental crowns and the ways you can reduce the cost of treatment...

The Price Varies among Patients

While it's impossible to give you an exact cost estimate without examining your teeth, the price of a dental crown typically ranges from $700 to $1300. However, many factors play a role in determining the final cost of treatment, such as the type of crown, substantive materials, and insurance coverage. If you are looking to reduce your treatment costs, we will help guide you towards low-cost options to make your crown more affordable. 

We Are Flexible with Payment Options

In addition to accepting most major insurance plans, we offer New Dental Choice, an affordable discount plan for patients looking to cut down on treatment costs. Furthermore, we are happy to work with third-party financing options such as CareCredit to reduce your initial out-of-pocket expenses and budget for unexpected dental procedures. 

Crowns Are a Good Investment

Crowns are very beneficial to your long-term oral health and are an investment in your dental care. The sooner you receive treatment, the more likely you can prevent the spread of infection and save your natural tooth structure. In comparison to the costly restorative work you might need if you forgo treatment, dental crowns are exceptionally budget-friendly. 

 "Bay View Dental is the way to go!"

"I have been going to Bay View Dental the last five years. Dr. Emerson and his team are fabulous. Every time I walk through the door I am greeted with a warm smile and always called by my first name. The staff has not only treated me with care but they have also been very good to my husband and now my three-year-old son. I would highly recommend Bay View Dental to anyone." Frances Baird
Dr. Megan Shelton

Bay View Dental

At Bay View Dental in the Clairemont neighborhood of San Diego, CA, Megan Shelton, DMD, Peter March, DDS and their team provide compassionate, dedicated, patient-centric care. Dr. Shelton is an accomplished dentist affiliated with:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The California Dental Association
  • The San Diego County Dental Society

To schedule an appointment, please call (858) 274-4400.

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