The teeth can get damaged for various reasons making your teeth discolored, chipped, cracked, lose their shape or even break. This looks aesthetically unattractive and makes it challenging to perform activities like biting and chewing food. At Capistrano Dentistry in California, we provide modern dental crowns to restore your smile aesthetics.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are tooth-like caps placed on the teeth to improve their shape, size, strength, and appearance. They can be made of various materials like metal, ceramic, or porcelain-fused-to-metal. A person can have a single crown for a single tooth. However, multiple crowns are chosen by many people for a uniform appearance.
Uses of Crowns
- Hold the broken pieces of a cracked tooth together or protect a weak tooth
- Reinstate a broken tooth
- Cover an implant
- Provide support to a severely worn-out tooth
- For other cosmetic purposes
Process of Placing a Dental Crown
The entire process of securing a dental crown can take a few appointments with our dentist, Dr. Ghassan Mehtar. Regular dental visits will be necessary to ensure that the crowned teeth are healthy and functioning correctly. The process will include:
During the first appointment, we will comprehensively evaluate your mouth to see your oral condition. A few scans and an X-ray of your mouth will check the severity of your oral health and if you are a suitable candidate for the procedure.
We will anesthetize your affected tooth and the surrounding tissues and then buff them to make enough room for the restoration. We will then capture an impression of that tooth to send it to the laboratory where your crown will be made. This usually takes a few days, during which a temporary crown will be fitted to your teeth.
On your next visit, when your crown is ready we will check for a perfect fit and bite. If it is accurate, your tooth will be cleaned and etched with an etching solution. Finally, the crown will be secured in place using dental adhesives.
Benefits of Dental Crowns
- They restore and strengthen broken, cracked, or chipped teeth
- They resemble your natural teeth and stay in disguise
- They cannot be damaged easily and last up to many years
- They allow you to chew and bite just like your natural teeth
- They can improve your oral health and smile
- They do not require special care
If you want to learn more about dental crowns, visit our office, Capistrano Dentistry, at 32281 Camino Capistrano C-101, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675. You can also reach Dentist in San Juan Capistrano CA at (949) 661-9119.