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) 861-3955 to book your consultation today.