Do you have damaged teeth? Maybe you have one or more missing teeth. Dental crowns are a restorative treatment used to cover dental implants or a damaged tooth to strengthen them. Dental crowns can also reshape and resize damaged teeth. Dr. Karim Naguib and the team at Premier Dental Care offer dental crowns in the Palmdale and Lancaster areas of California.
Treatment with Dental Crowns
Dr. Naguib will prepare the tooth receiving the crown by removing a bit of the tooth structure. This preparation ensures that the dental crown will fit securely onto the tooth. Dental impressions will then be taken of the tooth or teeth receiving the crown using CEREC. Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics or CEramic REConstruction uses computer technology to quickly take impressions and generate a precise fitting. After several weeks, the permanent crowns will be inserted.
Dental crowns are bonded into your mouth and can last ten or more years. They need to be maintained with good oral hygiene and regular visits to our office. However, if your dental crown chips or becomes loose, we can repair it in our Palmdale or Lancaster office.
Dental crowns offer multiple advantages to patients. Most typically, dental crowns are used to:
- Help support damaged teeth
- Protect weak teeth
- Protect teeth after a root canal
- Enhance the appearance of teeth
- Hold dental fillings
But dental crowns can perform a lot of other duties as well. They’re ideal for multiple dental restorations. A custom dental crown is often the first choice to complete a dental implant. Crowns can also help support dental bridges. Typically, a dental bridge uses your natural teeth as anchor teeth. But putting dental crowns on those teeth can help prevent damage due to the pressure of anchoring that dental bridge.
Dental crowns completely cover a natural tooth. If you have teeth that are worn down from teeth grinding or clenching, a crown can help restore them back to their natural shape and size. Since they cover the entire tooth, they’re a good solution for misshapen teeth, too. If you have teeth that aren’t responding to traditional whitening techniques, a dental crown can be custom-matched to the shade of white you desire, and cover a discolored tooth.
If you think you could benefit from a dental crown, call Premier Dental Care today.
Dental Crowns and Missing Teeth
Dental crowns are used in restorative treatments to cap off dental implants. A dental implant consists of a titanium post that is inserted into the jawbone. After a healing period of 3 to 6 months, the post is capped off with a dental crown. Because dental implants can be used to secure dentures and dental bridges, dental crowns can also be used in those restorations.
Dental Crowns FAQs
Are there any preparations required before receiving my dental crown?
You will require two dental appointments to receive your dental crown. Your dentist will reshape and recontour your tooth so that your new crown will fit properly. An impression will be formed of your tooth, and a temporary crown will be placed during your first visit. Your second visit is when your dentist will actually fit your permanent crown and adjust your bite if necessary.
Can a chipped crown be repaired?
Yes, your dentist can repair a chipped crown if the damage is minor, and is not compromising the structure and fit of the crown. If the damage is too large, we will recommend replacing the crown altogether. Replacing the crown will ensure that crown damage does not cause infections, unnecessary tooth sensitivity, and more.
Does a dental crown feel any different from a normal tooth?
No. Your new modern dental crown will be specially crafted to fit your smile. After an initial adjustment period, you will rapidly get used to your new restoration and might even forget you have it after a while. Our dental crowns seamlessly blend in with your natural teeth for a beautiful result.
Schedule an Appointment Today
Receive comfortable treatment at Premier Dental Care today. Call our Lancaster, CA dentist office at (661) 948-6700 or schedule a dental visit to our Lancaster dentist office online. Call our Palmdale, CA dentist office at (661) 273-6565 or schedule a visit to our Palmdale dentist office online. Dr. Naguib and his team aim to provide high-quality care to patients of all ages.