Dental crowns are a widely used restoration placed over a weakened tooth to strengthen and protect it from further damage. A well-made dental crown acts similarly to a natural tooth, restoring your ability to speak and chew normally.
We May Recommend a Dental Crown to Solve Any Number of Issues:
- Reinforce a tooth weakened by teeth grinding
- Support and protect a tooth after root canal treatment
- Restore dental implants
- Protect a fractured tooth that cannot be repaired with composite bonding
Since crowns are designed to completely surround a natural tooth, they are also referred to as “caps.” This also makes crowns a good choice for correcting certain cosmetic flaws, like concealing a tooth that is severely discolored and cannot be whitened.
There are several materials that can be used to create dental crowns, but we choose all-porcelain because they look far more natural than a crown made of porcelain fused to metal.
Dental Crowns in Van Nuys
If you are looking for a solution and think a dental crown may be the right answer, please call our Van Nuys dental office. We will be happy to discuss the possibility of a crown as well as other options that might be more appropriate.