Beverly Hills, CA, dentist offers dental crowns for restoring natural teeth

At Beverly Hills Advanced Specialties of Dentistry, patients in the area of Beverly Hills, CA, can obtain a myriad of cosmetic and restorative solutions for the smile. One popular restoration is that of the dental crown. Dental crowns, sometimes referred to as “tooth caps,” are restorations that are custom fabricated for a patient to match their existing teeth and cover a natural tooth for extra protection or strength.

How dental crowns are placed

To place a dental crown, patients must first have a traumatized or damaged tooth. This may include cavities. A large cavity may not be sufficiently treated with a filling alone, which is when a dentist may place both a filling and crown over a tooth. This is done due to the frailty of a tooth that has lost most of its structure. It is an alternative to permanently extracting a tooth.

The dentist prepares a tooth for the placement of a dental crown by removing the surrounding enamel. Then, an impression, or “mold,” of the tooth is done and sent off to a dental laboratory. A ceramist will fabricate the final restoration. The dental crown is made to match the rest of the teeth in the smile in size, shape, and color to ensure seamless integration. The final restoration is bonded in place, and patients are given instructions on how to care for their dental crowns. That includes:

  • Regular brushing around the area
  • Flossing between the remaining teeth and crown
  • Visiting the dentist regularly for evaluations and cleanings

In doing so, patients will extend the longevity of their dental crowns and enjoy their restoration longer with fewer worries. Patients find that caring for a crown is just as easy as caring for the rest of their natural teeth.

Request a visit with the team at Beverly Hills Advanced Specialties of Dentistry

Beverly Hills, CA area patients ready to work with a professional who focuses on ensuring patients have access to the procedures that can help them the most are welcome to book an appointment with Drs. Frank Vidjak and Fanny Yacaman. Call (310) 878-6455 to book your consultation today.

The skilled doctors at our practice are Frank M. A. Vidjak, DDS, MSEd and Fanny Yacaman, DDS, MSEd, MS.

Doctors Bio Image - Dr.Frank Vidjak
Dr. Vidjak has been a prosthodontist for over two decades, with his private practice in Beverly Hills from 1989. A USC School of Dentistry graduate, he completed his specialty training in prosthodontics and an MS in Medical Education at USC where he also taught the School of Dentistry. He was its Clinical Director of the Advanced Prosthodontic Program and International Student Program too.

Doctors Bio Image - Dr. Fanny Yacaman
Dr. Yacaman received her DDS from the University Technologica of Mexico and served the clinical faculty in Endodontics at Unitec. She practiced Endodontics in Mexico City for over 10 years. She has an advanced specialty certificate in Advanced Microscopic Endodontics and Microsurgery and a Master of Science in Medical Education from the USC and has been a Clinical Faculty member at the UCLA School of Dentistry Department of Endodontics for more than 15 years. She specializes in Root Resorption treatment, having researched on External Root Resorption for over 15 years for a Master’s in Craniofacial Molecular Biology at USC’s Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology. She is one of four Endodontists in United States that can treat Root Resorption. She is a local and international lecturer in Endodontics and Microsurgery and has received many awards and has published articles in the area.