Dental Crowns Placentia
A dental crown can be used to restore damaged teeth, correct misaligned bite, and improve oral health and comfort. A crown may also serve as part of a dental restoration involving dental bridges.
Why might you need a dental crown?
When a tooth is chipped, damaged, or worn, a dental crown can be used to protect the natural tooth, prevent further damage, and restore the look and function of the tooth. Sometimes, a tooth may be shorter than the neighboring teeth. A crown can add height to the tooth for an even distribution of your bite. Crowns also may serve as part of a dental bridge.
A dental crown can provide a natural-looking and long-lasting way to improve the look and function of your smile, however there are some habits which can damage a crown. Dental crowns are not recommended for patients who clench or grind their teeth, bite their nails, or chew on hard objects.
How is a crown placed?
Your dentiat first will examine your teeth to determine if a crown is the right solution for your needs. X-rays allow us to see the full extent of any damage to your natural tooth. If decay or infection compromises your oral health, these problems will first be treated to ensure your natural tooth is sufficiently healthy for placing the crown.
Your natural tooth will be reshaped and filed down to ensure a comfortable and reliable fit when your crown is placed. Impressions of your tooth are used to craft a custom crown that will fit comfortably and provide a natural appearance. A temporary crown is placed over your natural tooth for two to three weeks while your permanent crown is made. Your Dentist will place the permanent crown at a second appointment.
The benefits of dental crowns include:
- Improved chewing, speaking, and smiling
- Natural-looking results
- Can last up to 10 years with proper care
- Prevent more severe oral health problems
Learn more about dental crowns by visiting our Placentia office. Give us a call to schedule your appointment.