YourDo you have damaged teeth? Maybe you have one or more missing teeth. Dental crowns are a restorative treatment that can cover dental implants, repair a damaged tooth, or strengthen a single tooth.
Dental crowns can also reshape and resize damaged teeth after a root canal. 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 after receiving the crown by removing a bit of the tooth structure. This preparation ensures that the dental crown will fit securely onto the tooth. Then he will take dental impressions of the tooth or teeth receiving the crown using CEREC.
Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics or Ceramic REConstruction uses computer software to quickly take impressions and generate a precise fitting. After several weeks, your dentist will place the permanent crowns.
Dental crowns can last ten or more years. You need to maintain them with good oral hygiene and regular visits to our dental 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 can:
- 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 worn-down teeth 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. Do you have teeth that aren’t responding to traditional teeth whitening techniques? Your dentist can custom-match a dental crown to the shade of white you desire, and cover a stained tooth.
Dental Crowns and Missing Teeth
Dental crowns can replace a lot tooth at the root with dental implants. A dental implant consists of a titanium post that your dentist or oral surgeon inserts into the jawbone.
After a healing period of 3 to 6 months, the dentist will cap off the post with a dental crown. Because dental implants can secure dentures and dental bridges, we can also use dental crowns in those restorations.
Dental Crowns FAQs
Are there any preparations I need 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. Then he will form an impression of your tooth, and place a temporary crown 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 dentist repair a chipped crown?
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 fit precisely in your mouth. After an initial adjustment period, you will rapidly adjust 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.
How long do dental crowns last?
With proper care, including brushing, flossing, and regular visits to the dentist, you can expect your new dental crown to last several years or longer. If a dental crown becomes cracked or loose, it may require replacement sooner rather than later. Your dentist can address this if you need them to.
Can a dentist remove a dental crown?
Even though dental crowns are extremely strong, they are still susceptible to damage. They need removal and replacement if cracked, chipped, or otherwise impacted by trauma. A dentist can remove the damaged crown and create a replacement to continue to protect the natural tooth structure underneath.
What age do people get crowns?
Patients of all ages can obtain dental crowns. They are reliable for repairing a significantly damaged tooth due to trauma, breakage, or tooth decay.
Schedule an Appointment Today
Receive comfortable treatment at Premier Dental Care today.
Call our Lancaster, California dentist office at (661) 948-6700 or schedule a dental visit to our Lancaster dentist office online. Call our Palmdale, California 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.