Even if you practice good oral hygiene, your teeth can weaken due to cracking, root canals, or other damage. Crowns cap teeth that have been damaged to help keep your mouth healthy. The dental experts at Alluna Dental in Studio City, California, use porcelain crowns to mimic the look of your natural teeth to enhance your smile. Let Alluna Dental help you care for your teeth with dental crowns. Call the office or schedule your consultation online to get started today.
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Crowns Q & A
What are dental crowns?
A crown is a cap that is attached over a tooth. Crowns typically cover the entire surface of your tooth and can improve the shape, size, and look of the tooth. The dentists at Alluna Dental use crowns to strengthen teeth that are damaged or weak. Dental crowns provide extra durability and strength to a tooth that’s been weakened because of a root canal, fracture, or cracking.
Do I need a crown?
Crowns can treat many dental conditions. At Alluna Dental, your dentist may recommend crowns to:
- Strengthen a weak tooth
- Hold a cracked tooth together
- Restore a broken tooth
- Support a large filling
- Hold a bridge in place
- Cover misshapen teeth
- Cover a dental implant
Dental crowns protect compromised teeth, keeping you from experiencing further damage or pain. Crowns can last 5-15 years with proper care.
What materials are used for crowns?
There are a few types of crowns. Some crowns contain metal, and are either made of pure metal or use a metal base covered by porcelain. Porcelain-fused metal crowns use porcelain that matches the color of your natural teeth on the surface, making them a more aesthetic option.
Pure porcelain crowns offer better outcomes than crowns that include metal. Porcelain is very durable and it matches the color and feel of your healthy teeth. Porcelain crowns can also be used on the front teeth because they look so natural.
What is the process for getting a crown?
At Alluna Dental, the dentists routinely use crowns to help keep patients’ teeth healthy. Your dentist trims and shapes the tooth that needs treatment, making room for the crown to be placed. They take impressions of your tooth to create a custom crown for your mouth.
At the following appointment, your dentist uses adhesive cement to plaster the crown on your tooth, matching the color of your natural teeth to create a seamless smile. Porcelain crowns don’t need special care, so once you have your crown, you can continue to follow recommended dental hygiene habits. Brush twice a day and floss once a day to keep your teeth and mouth healthy.
For more information about crowns and caring for your teeth, call today or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment at Alluna Dental.
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