General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Fullerton, CA
Dental crowns correct a variety of dental issues to give you a beautiful smile. At Arya Dental in Fullerton, California, Saeed Mokhayeri, DDS, and Hengameh Safarcherati, DDS, offer crowns for cosmetic purposes as well as to protect teeth weakened by severe decay. Call Arya Dental or make an appointment online today to find out if dental crowns are right for you.
Crowns Q & A
What are dental crowns?
Dental crowns are also known as caps because they cover your whole tooth. Crowns are often made of metal, ceramic, or a combination of the two materials to provide the strength and durability of metal with the natural appearance of ceramic.
Why would I need a dental crown?
At Arya Dental, the dentists use crowns for both restorative and cosmetic purposes. For example, if you have a severely damaged or decayed tooth, your dentist may suggest a dental crown to cover and protect your tooth from future damage or infection. You may need a crown after a root canal or large cavity removal to protect your tooth.
The dentists may also recommend crowns to address cosmetic imperfections such as chips and cracks or unevenly shaped or sized teeth. Crowns are also used to cover deeply stained or discolored teeth that won’t improve with professional whitening treatments.
How are dental crowns applied?
In most cases, the dentists at Arya Dental apply dental crowns in two visits. During your first appointment, your dentist examines your teeth to ensure that a crown is the best option to meet your needs.
Then, if a dental crown is right for you, they prepare your tooth for the crown by removing a small layer of enamel. This process creates space for your crown to fit snugly over your tooth and fit in with your other teeth. Next, your dentist takes pictures and a mold of your tooth, which they send to a dental lab where your crown is custom-made to fit your teeth precisely. Before you leave, your dentist applies a temporary crown to protect your tooth while your permanent crown is made.
At your second appointment, your dentist removes your temporary crown and fits your permanent crown. They check the fit and your bite before securely bonding the crown to your tooth.
How should I take care of my crown?
You can take care of your dental crown the same way you take care of your natural teeth. Simply brush for two minutes at least twice a day and floss at least once. You should also have regular dental checkups and professional cleanings. With proper care, your crown can last a lifetime. However, if you notice that it’s becoming loose, make an appointment at Arya Dental right away for repair.
If you’re interested in dental crowns, call Arya Dental or make an appointment online today.