A dental crown is a restoration that we design to protect and strengthen a weakened or damaged tooth, improve your appearance, and restore lost chewing function. The process for placing crowns at our Van Nuys dental office is not complicated and takes place over several appointments.
Preparing a Dental Crown
First, Dr. Daniel Bacquet will prepare the tooth he is treating by removing a small amount of its dental enamel. This step provides enough space for the crown, so it looks natural and sits snugly against your gumline.
The next step is to take impressions of your teeth to create a model that our custom dental lab will use as a guide to fabricate your new crown. We will also use the model to prepare a temporary restoration for you to wear while your crown is being fabricated.
In about two weeks, we’ll have you return to our office to have your custom crown checked, adjusted for fit and proper bite, and cemented securely in place. Now all that’s left is for you to enjoy your beautiful new smile!
Tooth Restorations in Van Nuys
If you have other questions about dental crowns in Van Nuys or would like to arrange a consultation with Dr. Bacquet, please call our office at (818) 708-9889.