Porcelain Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are a restorative dentistry option that can be used for cosmetic purposes like improving the appearance of a tooth, or they can be used for functional purposes like repairing teeth that have been damaged by damage or decay. Our Beverly Hills dental crowns expert may recommend a crown if a patient needs to:
• Protect a weak tooth from breaking or keep a cracked tooth whole
• Restore a broken tooth or a tooth that has undergone excessive wear
• Cover a dental implant
• Cover up misshapen or discolored teeth or make other cosmetic modifications
• Hold a dental bridge in place
• Cover and support a tooth with a large filling when most of the tooth is missing
Other dental restorations can be used to treat the same issues, so talk to our Beverly Hills porcelain crowns expert to determine the best course of treatment for you.
Porcelain Dental Crowns Beverly Hills
Preparing a tooth for a dental crown typically requires two visits to our cosmetic dentist in Beverly Hills. The first visit will involve taking a few x-rays of the mouth. Before the process of preparing the tooth can begin, the dentist will apply a local anesthetic to numb the area. Then the tooth will be filed down to make room for the crown. Once the shape of the tooth has been altered, our expert in dental crowns in Beverly Hills will make an impression of the tooth that will receive the crown so that your bite will not change. The dentist will send you home with a temporary crown which you will wear until the permanent one is ready.
During the second visit, our expert in porcelain crowns in Beverly Hills will remove the temporary crown and place your new, permanent crown. If it fits properly, the crown is permanently cemented in place. As far as caring for your new crown is concerned, you should treat it just like you would your natural teeth. It is still susceptible to damage, so make sure that you continue to brush and floss every day, and if any damage occurs to the crown, get it replaced immediately.