Dental crowns are a great way to restore teeth that might otherwise be at risk of extraction. Teeth that are badly broken or decayed can be painful and difficult to maintain. A crown covers and protects the tooth from further damage. Our Los Angeles dental crowns dentist can help you decide if a dental crown is right for you.
Dental crowns can be made of several different materials. Porcelain crowns are one of the most popular types. Porcelain is a strong material that looks like the enamel of teeth, and it can provide a durable, long-lasting restoration. PFM crowns, or crowns that combine porcelain and metal, are also available. They combine the strength and durability of metal with the beauty of porcelain for a crown that can hold up to even powerful bite forces. Metal alloy crowns are extremely strong and resistant to corrosion, and they require less preparation. Unless you are going for that particular look, they are less aesthetic than other types of crowns. Our expert in dental crowns in Los Angeles can help you decide on the best type of crown for your needs.
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Once the material of the crown is chosen, you will be ready for the next step: preparation. Our Los Angeles dental crowns dentist will begin to shape and trim your tooth. We use local anesthesia to ensure your comfort, and we remove any decayed or diseased tissue. The tooth is shaped to fit inside the dental crown, and when the crown has been made, it will be bonded to the tooth.
Our expert in dental crowns in Los Angeles can use crowns to strengthen teeth with large cavities, preserve teeth that have been broken or cracked, support dental bridges, restore dental implants or to cover misshapen or badly discolored teeth. Taking care of a crown is no different from taking care of your natural teeth. Good dental hygiene will continue to be important and will protect your natural teeth and the tooth below the crown. Call us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment with our smile makeover dentist in Los Angeles.