Northridge Dentists Services – Dental Crowns
Your Northridge Dentist Can Keep Your Teeth Looking Strong and Healthy with Dental Crowns
While regular checkups can help you avoid the need for dental work, dental decay still happens. Sometimes, a tooth compromised by decay or other damage may need more support and repair than can be provided by a filling. In these cases, a dentist may choose to use a crown to repair your tooth. At the Northridge dental offices of Sterling Smile Dental Care, our skilled Northridge dentist and staff use the latest in dental technologies to restore the strength and appearance of a damaged tooth. Contact our offices today to schedule a consultation with a compassionate and knowledgeable dentist.
What are dental crowns?
Crowns are artificial, hollow teeth that are placed over an existing but damaged tooth. Also known as “caps,” crowns can protect weak or flawed teeth from additional damage and improve the appearance of the damaged tooth. A crown conceals the entire existing tooth. Crowns can last anywhere from five to 15, and even up to 25, years. One way to ensure that your crown lasts is by carefully cleaning your teeth and by choosing a dentist in San Fernando Valley who will properly install your crown.
Why would I need a crown?
A filling is often sufficient to repair a decaying tooth. However, some decay is too substantial for a filling to restore the tooth entirely. For example, if a tooth requires a large filling, there may be little of the original tooth left. A crown will fortify the remaining tooth. Crowns are also used to repair cracked or broken teeth. Crowns may be used on patients who have experienced tooth damage from excessive wear, such as from grinding. Crowns may also be used to hold a dental bridge in place.
How are crowns placed by your San Fernando Valley Dentist?
The process for placing a crown typically requires a patient to make two visits. On the first visit, the tooth is filed down to allow room for the crown to be placed. Your Northridge dentist will take an impression of the size and shape of the tooth that will receive a crown, as well as neighboring teeth. You’ll then receive a temporary crown while your permanent crown is being custom-made. At Sterling Smile Dental, our seasoned and gentle staff will help you feel at ease through this process, and ensure that your crown is a perfect fit.
Crowns can be composed of different materials. Crowns are most often all-metal, all-ceramic, porcelain fused to metal, zirconia, or porcelain fused to zirconia. Your dentist can help you decide which would be best for you.
Don’t let fear of the dentist keep you from ending your tooth pain
At Sterling Smile Dental Care, we pride ourselves on providing our patients with personalized and caring attention in a comfortable setting. Let us help you regain the beautiful natural smile you want and deserve. Contact our San Fernando Valley dentist and dental office today for an appointment, at 818-885-7117.