The Dental Care Center

Dental Crowns: What Are They?

January 31, 2022
Posted By: The Dental Care Center

If you have a compromised tooth—broken, chipped, or deeply decayed—a quality restoration can often save it from further breakage and even the need for extraction. Dental crowns in Van Nuys, CA are probably the most popular options for saving damaged teeth and restoring function.

What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are tooth caps cemented over a treated tooth to the gumline. They are always customized in color to look like your biological teeth.

Some patients choose dental crowns to conceal tooth flaws, but more often, they are used as part of tooth replacement or as restorations.

What Are the Different Types of Dental Crowns, and How Can They Help Me?

Crowns can be made from different materials, but we rely on traditional and CEREC same-day crowns in our dental office. We can fabricate same-day crowns while you wait.

First, we take a digital impression; then, we send the results to our online software, where your crown is designed. Next, the crown is fabricated and printed through our in-office milling machine. Your dentist then cements the crown over your prepared tooth and makes final adjustments.

Dental crowns can help your smile in a variety of ways.

For example, a dental crown can protect a damaged or decayed tooth from further breakage. It can also restore stability to a weak tooth following root canal therapy.

If you have a discolored, chipped, or flawed tooth, a dental crown can hide these issues, giving you back your smile.

In tooth replacement, dental crowns work by securing a restoration tooth to healthy adjacent teeth. And it is the dental crown that caps a dental implant post following an integration period.

Looking for the Best Dentist in Van Nuys, CA?

Whether you need a dental crown to save your tooth or another type of treatment, we are happy to help. Contact our dental office to arrange a visit with the dentist today.

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