What Is a Crown?
February 20th, 2020
At Avalon Dental Care, helping our patients maintain confident, healthy smiles is our topmost priority. We are proud to offer quality restorative solutions, including dental crowns, to strengthen and preserve damaged teeth and to enhance the appearance of your smile.
What Are Dental Crowns and What Are Their Uses?
Also called caps, dental crowns are natural-looking restorations that fit snugly over the visible parts of teeth. They can protect damaged, decayed, cracked, or broken teeth, and can restore the form and function of teeth worn down by grinding, a condition known as bruxism. Crowns are routinely used to restore teeth after procedures such as root canal therapy to prevent them from fracturing and provide an excellent restorative solution to replace missing teeth by covering dental implants or supporting bridges and dentures.
Crowns are also used as cosmetic dentistry solutions during a smile makeover. They improve the appearance of misshapen, misaligned, or stained and discolored teeth, delivering incredibly natural-looking results.
What Is the Procedure?
We will start by numbing your mouth using a local anesthetic. We will prepare your tooth for the dental crown, then take impressions of your mouth to send to our dental laboratory for fabrication. We will closely match your restoration to your natural teeth to ensure a seamless smile. We will place a temporary crown on your tooth until your permanent one is ready. During an upcoming appointment, we will fit you with your restoration. Your new crown will look, feel, and function just like a natural tooth.
How to Care for Your New Crown
Make sure to brush and floss daily to keep your smile clean and healthy. Refrain from clenching or grinding your teeth or biting down on hard foods or objects to prevent damage to your crown. Schedule your periodic checkups and cleanings every six months to allow us to monitor your oral health and your restorations.
Quality Dental Crowns Near Me
Contact your trusted team at Avalon Dental Care in the El Segundo and Carson areas to learn more about dental crowns as well as our other restorative dentistry procedures. We will work with you to determine your best treatment options based on your unique needs. We are all about helping you maintain a beautiful, healthy smile. Call us today!