Dental crowns are an incredibly versatile type of dental restoration and among the most commonly performed treatments by Shant Terteryan, DDS, and the team at Dental Blvd in Mission Hills, California. If you’d like to learn more about dental crowns, booking a visit is fast and easy whether you choose to connect with the practice online or by phone.
Dental crowns are one of the most common types of restorative treatments because they correct a wide range of dental health and cosmetic issues. They’re called crowns because they cover the visible surfaces of your natural tooth. They’re also commonly called “caps.”
Because crowns restore teeth without disrupting the root, they help protect your bone health. Today’s crowns are more durable and attractive than anything available in previous decades.
Some of the ways a dental crown can enhance the health and appearance of your teeth include:
Dental crowns are also used to anchor bridges and as the visible portion of dental implants.
The planning stage involves digital imaging to learn more about the structure and health of your tooth and bone tissue. If you and your dentist decide to move forward with a dental crown, an injection of numbing medication keeps you comfortable throughout the visit.
Once you’re numb, your dentist removes a portion of your natural tooth tissue, shaping the tooth to make room for the new crown. A set of impressions determines the new size and shape of your tooth tissue, as well as the alignment with adjacent teeth.
The dental lab uses this information to craft a custom dental crown. A temporary crown protects the tooth until you return to have the permanent crown attached.
Your dentist checks to ensure the new crown fits perfectly and looks great before cementing it into place. Your dental care team checks your crown during all subsequent dental exams at Dental Blvd. There’s no need for special care, just brush and floss normally, and avoid placing undue pressure on your teeth or crowns.
If you’d like to schedule a consultation to learn more about crowns, call or click today.