Dental crowns are one of the simplest and most versatile restorations that not only restore the functionality of your mouth but also enhance the aesthetics of your smile. They have been used to treat oral conditions such as damaged, cracked, worn out, extremely weak, or excessively spaced teeth for many decades now.
What are Crowns Made from?
Crowns were earlier made from metals such as gold, silver, or an amalgam of different metals. Though these restorations had higher durability and strength, they do create quite a shabby appearance on the smile. Hence, their use has been reduced significantly in recent years due to their various drawbacks. Instead, we at Troy Ha, DDS Family and Cosmetic Dentistry have been using crowns made from dental-grade ceramic, as it is a tooth-colored material and offers excellent properties.
Why Should You Choose Tooth-Colored Crowns?
- Crowns hold a damaged tooth intact and keep it from undergoing further damage.
- They restore the functionality of your teeth by enabling you to bite and chew food effectively.
- They restore the shape of chipped or naturally misshapen teeth.
- They strengthen teeth that have become weak, such as after root canal therapy.
- Crowns can be customized as needed to mimic the appearance of the adjoining teeth.
- Ceramic crowns offer excellent durability, making them last longer.
What Is the Procedure for Getting Crowns at Troy Ha, DDS?
A thorough screening process will be conducted when you visit us at our Long Beach, CA clinic for the first consultation. The severity of your oral concern will be looked into, and we will determine whether or not a crown can be used to treat your condition. We will also take x-rays and digital scans of the teeth to get a better view and to use them as a reference for fabricating the crown.
The tooth receiving the crown will be prepared by removing a thin layer of enamel so that it can accommodate the restoration. While the crown is being fabricated in a dental laboratory, which could take a few days, we will place a temporary crown on the prepared tooth.
During the following consultation, we will remove the temporary crown and clean the tooth thoroughly. We will place the crown on the tooth and check for a suitable fit before bonding it permanently. Once the crown is bonded using dental adhesives, we will harden it using a curing light. A bite test will ensure the crown offers a good fit and doesn’t alter your natural bite. We will polish the crown and suggest suitable aftercare instructions, which will help you keep it as good as new for longer.
Schedule a consultation with our team of dental experts at our Long Beach, CA clinic to get all your oral concerns addressed at the earliest. Please call us at (562) 432-9883 or schedule an online consultation and we’ll be happy to help.