A dental crown, also referred to as a cap, is best known as a restoration that strengthens and protects a damaged tooth. Crowns can be made of several materials, but porcelain is the most popular because it mimics the appearance of natural tooth enamel.
Cases Where a Crown Would Be a Good Choice:
- Restore a severely damaged tooth where a filling is no longer an option
- Support and protect a root-canaled tooth
- Restore the function and appearance of a dental implant
- Change the appearance of a tooth for esthetic reasons
The process for placing crowns at our Van Nuys dental office starts with a consultation. Once we decide that a crown is right for you, we start by preparing your tooth so the crown fits perfectly. Next, we take impressions that will be used to create a model of your teeth. We provide you with a temporary crown and send the model to a dental lab where your new crown is customized just for you.
In about two weeks, we’ll have you return to our office to place the crown. Dr. Bacquet will check for fit and proper bite, then polish the tooth and cement it in place. Your new crown will feel natural and blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
Dental Crown Restorations in Van Nuys
Is a dental crown in your future? Please call us, and we will be happy to arrange a consultation to discuss your needs.