Dental Crowns North Hollywood
Dental crowns are one of the more versatile treatments in dentistry. They can be used for cosmetic or restorative purposes, and they can even be used to replace one or more teeth when used with dental implants or dental bridges. Our North Hollywood dental crowns dentist can help you decide if a dental crown is right for you.
Our expert in dental crowns in North Hollywood may recommend a dental crown if you have:
• A tooth that has had root canal therapy
• A tooth that has been badly damaged by decay
• A broken tooth or a large cavity
• A badly misshapen or discolored tooth
• A lost tooth and are a candidate for a dental implant or a dental bridge
In some cases, a tooth may need a root canal treatment before the crown can be placed. We will need to examine the tooth and may take dental X-rays or other images to better see the tooth and underlying structures, and plan your treatment appropriately.
North Hollywood Dental Crowns
After your treatment has been planned, our North Hollywood dental crowns dentist will numb the tooth and surrounding tissues. This ensures your comfort throughout the procedure. Next, we will remove any decayed tissue and carefully shape the tooth. The dental porcelain we use is designed to be made quite thin, but it does add some bulk. For this reason, we must remove some of the enamel and shape the tooth to support the crown. We then take a dental impression, and this will be sent to a dental lab, which will make the crown. While you wait, a temporary crown will protect your prepared tooth. The crown can be placed once it is ready.
Crowns do not require special care, but they do need to be brushed and flossed along with your other teeth. The crowns will not decay, but the tooth underneath the crown can be vulnerable, especially along the border where it meets the crown. Take special care to clean here so that the cement does not wash out and the tooth does not develop decay, which could cause the crown to fail prematurely. With proper care, a dental crown can last many years. Visit our expert in dental crowns in North Hollywood for regular cleanings.
Call us today to learn more or to schedule your consultation with our dentist in North Hollywood.
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