Porcelain Dental Crowns
Porcelain dental crowns are frequently called caps because they fit over the top of the tooth just like a cap would. They are designed to encase the entire crown, or visible portion of the tooth, Our Northridge dental crowns expert may recommend using dental crowns if you have:
• Severely damaged teeth
• Teeth that have suffered extensive decay
• Teeth that are misshapen or severely discolored
• Missing teeth that you would like to replace with dental implants
• Missing teeth that you would like to replace with a fixed dental bridge
• A tooth that has undergone root canal therapy
Our Northridge porcelain crowns expert will evaluate your smile to determine the best treatment to restore and improve your smile. Porcelain crowns have many uses. When used with damaged, decayed or treated teeth, they can strengthen what is left of the tooth and restore the function and appearance of the tooth. They can conceal cosmetically flawed teeth to create a beautiful, natural-looking smile. They can be used with dental implants or to support a dental bridge to replace one or more missing teeth.
Porcelain Dental Crowns Northridge
If you are a candidate for a dental crown, our expert in dental crowns in Northridge will perform an evaluation of your teeth and may take dental X-rays to identify the underlying structures and ensure good dental health. If necessary, a root canal treatment may be performed to remove any decaying or infected tissues. The tooth will be prepared and shaped for the placement of the tooth. A dental impression will be taken to craft the new crown, and a temporary crown will be placed until the permanent crown is ready.
Once your crown has been bonded to your tooth, you can keep your smile healthy by brushing and flossing after meals. Visit our expert in porcelain crowns in Northridge twice a year for a dental exam and professional cleaning. If your crowns are supporting a dental bridge, you may need to take additional steps to ensure continued good dental health.
Contact our Northridge dentist today to learn more or to schedule your next appointment.