Restore Your Smile With Dental Crowns
Dentists use dental crowns to treat a range of cosmetic and restorative dental concerns. Dr. Haddad is a highly-trained AACD dentist that can restore your teeth for natural and long-lasting results using dental crowns. Dental crowns are made from professional-grade ceramic that your dentist color-matches to the existing teeth. Dr. Haddad will blend the crown seamlessly with the real tooth. Learn about dental crowns and how Beach Cities Dental Group can help you.
What can a Dental Crown repair?
There are many reasons why your dentist may recommend a crown for your tooth. Crowns can cover worn down teeth from grinding issues, or for cosmetic purposes to improve the look of blemished teeth.
A dental crown is a tooth restoration that covers a tooth and restores its shape, size, strength and function. Dental crowns can protect a tooth after a root canal, or cap a dental implant after replacing a lost tooth. They can protect teeth from further damage, but also improve the look of teeth. For example, dental crowns can fix chips, cracks, or broken teeth.
The dental crown itself fits over the natural tooth, after the dentist prepares the tooth. With regular oral hygiene and dental check-ups, your dental crown should last for many years.
The Dental Crown Procedure
The precess to get a new crown is generally complete over 2-3 visits to our Oxnard, CA dental office. The treatment will begin with a comprehensive oral health exam. Dr. Haddad will discuss the procedure with the patient so that they understand the full scope of the process and expectations. Then she will create a personalized treatment plan for your review.
At the second visit, your dentist will prepare the tooth or damaged teeth that are receiving the crown. She will remove decay, infection, debris, and anything else that may compromise the result. Then, she will place a temporary crown on the tooth. This will help you use your mouth without issues while you wait for the permanent crown.
Next, Dr. Haddad will send your mouth measurements to the dental lab for fabrication. Using the most modern dental ceramic, the porcelain crown will match your real teeth. We will call you back in to the office when we receive your new crown from the dental lab. Then, your dentist will place the crown on your tooth, adjust it for the best fit, polish it, and permanently bond it with dental cement.
If we are creating a dental crown for dental implant treatment, Dr. Haddad will create the crown during the 3 to 6 month healing period.