A tooth that has suffered extensive damage or is structurally compromised can be completely encased in strong dental porcelain, which protects it from further damage and helps restore its appearance. This restoration, which is called a dental crown, is among the more versatile types of restorations. Our Los Angeles dental crowns expert may recommend a dental crown if you:
• Have had a root canal treatment
• Have a tooth that is severely damaged or decayed
• Have a missing tooth that is being replaced with a dental implant or dental bridge
• Have a tooth that is misshapen or otherwise cosmetically flawed and cannot be restored through more conservative treatment options
Our Los Angeles porcelain crowns expert can rebuild and restore your tooth using an aesthetic porcelain crown. While metal and other materials can be used to make dental crowns, porcelain can be made to look just like dental enamel. They blend in seamlessly with your other teeth, and they are still just as strong and durable as you need them to be.
Porcelain Dental Crowns Los Angeles
If you are a candidate for a dental crown, our expert in dental crowns in Los Angeles will use dental X-rays and other imaging tests to plan your treatment. Once the area has been numbed using a local anesthetic, the enamel will be trimmed and shaped to accommodate the crown. Once the tooth is ready, a temporary crown can be bonded to the tooth. This temporary crown is made of durable plastic that can protect the tooth until the dental lab crafts your final restoration. Once this crown is ready, it can be bonded right to your tooth.
Taking care of your dental crown is not much different from taking care of your own teeth. You will need to brush gently using a soft-bristled brush and fluoride toothpaste. Flossing daily is important for keeping the area along the gum line clean and healthy. Our expert in porcelain crowns in Los Angeles may recommend taking other precautions to protect your new crown and keep it in like-new condition for many years. Give us a call today to find out more about dental crowns or to schedule your appointment with our dentist in Los Angeles.