DENTAL CROWNS BEVERLY HILLS & HOLLYWOOD CA
At TruGLO Modern Dental, our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. This is why our cosmetic dentist provides dental crowns that are all but unnoticeable and highly esthetic. Just as the name implies, crowns sit at the top of the tooth like a cap, acting as a protective cover for your tooth. These dental restorations will look like your natural teeth, resulting in a new smile that will have you look and feel amazing.
All crowns done at TruGlo Modern Dental are 5D scanned, 3D printed, and hand-painted by our in-house ceramist. As a result, we want you to be able to face the day with a happy, confident smile while enjoying your food in comfort. Our dental restorations are made to look like your natural teeth, so you can always count on a new smile that both looks and feels fantastic.
WHAT IS A DENTAL CROWN?
A dental crown sits at the top of your tooth and is made to be prosthetic enamel, giving the tooth functionality and strength, allowing you to smile brightly and chew effectively. This can become necessary if your teeth, especially your molars, have become damaged to the point they require more than a filling can fix.
Crowns will provide a wide array of solutions for dental problems. Some advantages they offer are:
- Adding needed strength to weak teeth
- Restoring teeth to a naturally pleasing look
- Provide covering for a dental implant
- Covers teeth discolorations
- Will attach dental bridges
- Holding a filling together
ARE CROWNS BETTER THAN FILLINGS?
In many instances, crowns provide more benefits than fillings since the crown will protect your tooth from further damage. This protection aspect of crowns often extends the life of a tooth. Also, in certain cases, fillings that are too big can cause your teeth to break.
WHAT ARE CROWNS MADE OF?
Different materials are used in the creation of crowns:Ceramic – These crown types are popular since their color is often the best match for teeth. They are strong and long-lasting. They are incredibly esthetic and biomimetic, meaning that the gums and bone love the material and react well around them.
Metal/Gold – Metal crowns can be a mixture of various materials, including gold, nickel, and palladium. These last long in terms of wear and tear and are the easiest to apply, but they can have a metallic taste and are somewhat conspicuous. Metal is rarely used and usually just done if the patient prefers a gold crown.
DOES GETTING A CROWN TAKE LONG?
Getting a crown fitting requires at least two visits to our office. The first visit entails prepping the tooth and receiving a temporary crown. During this step, your dentist will remove any tooth decay present and make an impression of your tooth for the future permanent crown. The second visit is the actual placement of the permanent crown.
A local anesthetic is applied so that the process will be painless. However, it is normal to feel some soreness or sensitivity for a little while after the treatment. The process should take about one to two hours.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER THE PROCEDURE?
You can expect a certain amount of numbness following the procedure if an anesthetic is used, but otherwise, you should be able to go about your day. However, if you experience soreness and pain lasting longer than two weeks, make sure you let your dentist know.
HOW LONG DO DENTAL CROWNS LAST?
With proper care, crowns can last many years, enabling you to have a healthy functioning jaw. Many patients report their crowns last up to 15 years. How long your crown lasts will depend on many factors, including oral hygiene habits and the amount of wear and tear.
Call TruGLO Modern Dential today to learn more about this restoration treatment. Our dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth and help you choose what’s the best option to save your teeth.