One of the most useful tools our dentist has for repairing several different problems with your smile is the dental crown. At Kathy Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Kathy Daroee uses porcelain dental crowns in Woodland Hills, California, for their durability and their natural, attractive appearance. To see if a dental crown could be the smile solution for you, call 818-347-1550 today to plan your appointment.
To place a dental crown, Dr. Daroee will remove the enamel from your tooth and then take an impression. That impression will be used to create your crown which will protect your tooth down to the gumline. You will be given a temporary crown to wear until your permanent crown is created. When it is ready, it will be cemented into place. You will still need to brush and floss, since your tooth will still be vulnerable to decay at the gum line and periodontal disease could cause your crown to fail. Dr. Daroee can use a crown to:
- Support a large filling
- Cover a dental implant
- Improve the appearance or color of your tooth
- Protect a damaged tooth or a tooth that has had a root canal
- Hold a dental bridge in place
Our dentist and team will be happy to evaluate your smile and talk with you about how a dental crown could improve your appearance and oral health.
Dental Crowns FAQ
What is a dental crown?
Dental crowns are a type of restorative treatment recommended for teeth that have sustained significant damage. They are custom made to fit over your tooth, capping it and restoring the tooth’s original shape and size, and protecting it from any further damage.
When is a dental crown recommended?
Dental crowns are typically recommended When a tooth is fractured or cracked, severely decayed, has a large dental filling, or has received a root canal treatment. Crowns may also be recommended to anchor a dental bridge, cap a dental implant or improve the appearance of a tooth.
How long does it take to complete a dental crown treatment?
Dental crowns usually require two appointments to complete. At the first appointment, our dentist will take an impression and prepare the tooth to receive a crown. A temporary crown will be placed to protect the tooth until a final restoration is created. After your final crown is completed, you will return for your second appointment, and our dentist will check that the crown fits before bonding it into place.