If your teeth have dental decay or other imperfections, crowns help restore them and prevent further damage. At Dental Care of Beverly Hills in Beverly Hills, California, board-certified cosmetic and general dentist Ken Lalezarian, DMD, and his experienced team use crowns to strengthen and improve the appearance of your teeth. Call Dental Care of Beverly Hills if you think you are a good candidate for dental crowns or schedule an appointment online today.
A dental crown is a cover, or cap, for a damaged tooth that restores its size, shape, color, and function. Crowns strengthen teeth and enhance their appearance. They are made of ceramics, metal alloys, composite resin, porcelain, or combinations of these materials and blend in perfectly with your natural surrounding teeth.
If you have tooth decay or other imperfections, you might be a good candidate for a crown. This option helps restore:
Crowns can also attach to dental implants or bridges to replace missing teeth and restore your beautiful smile.
Crown placement may involve several steps. At your first appointment, Dr. Lalezarian examines your tooth and uses X-rays to establish the most appropriate treatment. If you require a crown, he removes some of your tooth’s outer layer or builds your tooth up to prepare it for a new, custom-made crown.
Dr. Lalezarian takes a digital scan of your teeth and sends it to a lab where technicians create your new prosthetic tooth cap. You might receive a temporary crown during this time. When your new crown is ready, Dr. Lalezarian permanently cements it in place after making sure the crown fits perfectly onto your natural tooth.
If you require dental implants to replace missing teeth he first surgically places implants within your jawbone and allows the implants to heal. During a subsequent appointment, Dr. Lalezarian attaches custom-made crowns to the implants.
Take care of your new crown as you would your natural teeth by adopting the following healthy oral hygiene habits:
Don’t live with tooth pain, damaged teeth, or an imperfect smile when simple treatments are available at Dental Care of Beverly Hills. Call for an appointment today or use the online booking tool.