Porcelain Dental Crowns
Porcelain crowns are a common restoration in modern dentistry. Crowns can play many roles in a healthy smile. They can support and stabilize a severely damaged or weakened tooth. They can protect a root canal treated tooth. They can improve the look of a misshapen or damaged tooth. They can even replace missing teeth by supporting a dental bridge or restoring a dental implant. Our Van Nuys dental crowns expert can help you decide if a crown is right for you.
The procedure for getting a crown is fairly straightforward. The tooth is first prepared. Our expert in dental crowns in Van Nuys uses a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area and then removes the decayed tissue. The tooth will be shaped to make room for the crown. Several types of crowns are used today, including metal, porcelain fused to metal or PFM, and porcelain. The type of crown we recommend can vary based on the location of the tooth and your needs and preferences.
Van Nuys Porcelain Dental Crowns
Once the tooth is prepared, our Van Nuys porcelain crowns expert will take a dental impression. The impression is used to create a mold or model of the tooth. This model is used to design the new crown. A porcelain crown is carefully crafted to match the natural contours and colors of your tooth, and the finish reflects light quite similarly to the natural enamel of your tooth. Once your new crown is ready, we will use a strong dental cement to secure it into position.
Now that your new crown is in place, you can ensure it gives you many years of service by taking care of it as recommended. Good brushing and flossing particularly at the border where the crown meets the tooth is especially important. This keeps plaque and oral bacteria under control and reduces the risk of tooth decay, which can result in premature crown failure. Regular checkups with our expert in porcelain crowns in Van Nuys are also important.
A dental crown can restore the look, function, and comfort of your smile. Call us today to learn more about restoration options or to schedule your next appointment with our Van Nuys cosmetic dentist.