Dental Crowns in Calabasas
Dental crowns are a reliable, permanent treatment for most serious tooth problems involving decay, fractures, or even missing teeth. A crown or tooth cap refers to a porcelain covering that is custom-made to encase the entire tooth section above the gums, restoring a damaged or weakened tooth to its original shape, size, strength, and appearance.
There are different types of crowns. But porcelain (tooth-colored) crowns are the most common because of their close resemblance to natural teeth. Porcelain veneers are strong, highly durable, and easy to customize to match the size, shape, and shade of your original teeth, giving you a natural, beautiful smile that lasts for many years.
Who needs a Crown?
A crown is usually recommended to protect and strengthen the tooth structure of a severely broken or fractured tooth that cannot be sufficiently restored with fillings because it would be too weak. It can also be used to:
- Restore decayed teeth
- Replace large or fractured fillings
- Strengthen a tooth after root canal therapy
- Replace missing teeth with dental implants
- Support tooth bridge replacing missing teeth
- Improve the shape, size, and appearance of teeth as a cosmetic treatment
Your teeth must be prepared before the crown can be placed. Depending on your case, Dr. Galustian will remove all the decay and remove a small amount of tooth structure while reshaping the tooth to ensure that the crown fits properly between the other teeth.
Next he will take an impression of the tooth that will be sent to a dental lab and used to fabricate your custom crown. You will have to bite down a mold filled with dental putty to create the impression. This process takes 2-3 weeks.
To avoid sensitivity and prevent any damage to the prepped tooth, Dr. Galustian will place a temporary crown until the permanent crown is ready for placement on your second appointment.
Please visit Calabasas Dental Institute to determine whether you're a good candidate for dental crowns. Book your appointment today to fix your smile and restore the health of your mouth.