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Before getting dental crowns or any restorative dentistry it’s natural that you might have questions. Our San Diego, CA, dentists Dr. Daniel Stevens, Dr. Christina Tsang and Dr. Vahid Tabibzadeh are here to answer all of your questions and address your concerns before undergoing dental treatment. Here are some common dental crown-related questions,
What is the purpose of a dental crown?
This hollow cap is made to fit over the visible part of a damaged or misshapen tooth to restore strength and functionality back into the tooth without causing further damage. The crown becomes the tooth’s new outer layer and it’s designed to look just like the crown of a tooth.
Why is a dental crown needed?
Our San Diego family dentists may recommend getting a dental crown if you have a tooth that is severely decayed, weak, misshapen, severely discolored or needs to undergo root canal therapy. In many instances, weak or damaged teeth can benefit from getting a dental crown.
How is a dental crown placed?
Before the crown is placed, we will need to prepare the tooth by removing enamel and reshaping the tooth so that the crown can fit over it. Since tooth preparation is pretty significant this will be performed under local anesthesia to numb the area prior to reshaping the tooth. Impressions will also be taken of the tooth to create your dental crown.
It can take a couple of weeks to get your dental crown, so a temporary crown will be placed in the meantime until the permanent crown can be fitted and then cemented into place.
How long do dental crowns last?
A crown can last anywhere for many years, depending on factors including how well you care for your teeth, your oral hygiene and whether you grind your teeth. Good oral hygiene is paramount to maintaining your restoration for as long as possible.
Whether you need to schedule your next dental cleaning or you want to talk to us about ways to restore and improve your smile, the dental team at Omni Dental in San Diego, CA, is happy to listen to your needs and help you choose the proper solution for achieving the smile you want.
Most people realize that a beautiful smile can make a big difference in the opinion formulated by those that you first meet. This is one of the best ways to appear approachable to those that you want to make a good impression with. This said, you can’t always control your smile and things such as decay, injury and damage can make your teeth look less than impressive. Working with Dr. Daniel Stevens, a San Diego, CA, dentist from Omni Dental, can give you the smile you have always wanted with the help of crowns and bridges.
What Crowns and Bridges Can Do For Your Smile
If you are missing a tooth or two or you have teeth that are less than well put together, crowns and bridges installed by your San Diego dentist can make a big change. Crowns are used to cap teeth that have been damaged or that are in danger of deteriorating. If the tooth has a good foundation with the gums the tooth can be saved by putting a well-fitting crown on. This holds the tooth together, hides the damage and makes sure that no further damage is done. Bridges are, in many cases, the best answer to filling in gaps made by tooth loss. You may have lost a tooth due to an injury, decay or age. Whatever the reason, your dentist can create a bridge using a false tooth and two crowns to fill in the space. This bridge is a good way to ensure that you have a full mouth of teeth both for function and to create a more beautiful smile.
If you want to get a beautiful smile even though your teeth may be damaged or decaying, you can do so with the help of a professional. Bridges and crowns are an excellent way to keep your own teeth and improve their strength, appearance and lifeline. Call a San Diego, CA, dentist from Omni Dental today at (619) 224-5000 to schedule an appointment.