Los Angeles Dental Crowns
We all want strong teeth that will last for a lifetime, but sometimes we may need a crown, which is a covering for your tooth. A crown, also known as a “cap,” is usually used to cover a damaged tooth. For example, your tooth may be decayed so much that there is not enough of the natural tooth material to hold a filling.
A crown is also used to protect a broken tooth or can be attached to a dental implant (tiny rod) to replace a missing tooth. A crown may also be used to cover a tooth that is very discolored.
A crown can make your tooth look more attractive, improve your tooth’s shape or alignment, and make your tooth stronger. Crowns made of ceramic, porcelain, or resin can be made to match the natural color of your teeth so most people won’t even know that you have a crown.
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Dental Crowns –
What to Expect Going In
There is no one-size-fits-all. Our experienced dentist will discuss with you which type of crown would be best to suit your individual needs.
Normally, the first step is for the dentist to take an impression/mold of your tooth so that the crown will fit your tooth correctly. Our dentist will also match shade of the crown to your tooth.
After our dental office makes the mold, we have a dental lab in the same building that can manufacture your crown so that it does not have to be sent out. Your crown will be made with custom-designed material.
Our dentist will carefully attach the crown to your tooth with a special adhesive that will keep in place over your tooth. If you have concerns about any possible pain, our dentist will provide you with a local painkiller.
It may take a while to get used to having your crown, but we’re confident it will look, function and like your regular teeth. Our dentist is here for you if you have any questions about your crown.
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Crowns Can Last a Lifetime
Crowns can last a lifetime if you practice good oral hygiene. That means brushing at least twice a day and flossing once a day. To protect your crown, try to avoid chewing hard foods, ice or other hard objects. Also be sure to get check ups and cleanings.
If you think you may need a crown or need an exam by an experienced dentist, please call and make an appointment.