A porcelain dental crown is a common restoration used for restorative and cosmetic reasons. The crown completely covers the part of the tooth above the gum line. The porcelain is strong and supports the tooth, and it looks just like dental enamel, which makes it an aesthetic option. Our Los Angeles porcelain crowns expert can help you decide if crowns are the right treatment for your smile.
Our expert in porcelain crowns in Los Angeles may recommend a crown for you if your tooth has been badly damaged by decay or a dental injury. The crown can hold together the pieces of a cracked tooth and support a broken tooth. A tooth with severe damage can be significantly weakened, and the crown offers additional strength. Teeth that have had root canal therapy may be brittle after treatment, making them good candidates for crowns as well. Crowns can be beneficial for those who have lost teeth, too. They can support dental bridges or be used with dental implants to replace multiple teeth.
Porcelain Crowns Los Angeles
The process for receiving a dental crown may include two appointments. First, the tooth is prepared. Our Los Angeles porcelain crowns expert uses anesthetic to numb the tooth and then removes some of the enamel for a comfortable, properly fitted restoration. We take a dental impression that will serve as the model for your restoration, and we place a temporary crown to place the tooth. The dental lab will create your crown to match your teeth in color, size and shape, and when it is ready, we will bond it to the prepared tooth.
Although crowns are designed to last a long time, you can maximize your crown’s lifespan by taking good care of it. Brush and floss your teeth as recommended. Clean especially carefully around the crown since the border between the crown and the tooth could be more vulnerable to bacteria. Visit our expert in porcelain crowns in Los Angeles about twice a year for a complete checkup and professional cleaning.
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