Dental Crowns – Huntington Beach, CA
Repair Your Damaged Tooth with a Durable Solution
Is one of your teeth so broken or weak that you can’t chew without discomfort? Do you have a misshapen tooth that makes it hard to smile with confidence? If so, you’ll be happy to know that Dr. Alexandria N. Arditti and the rest of our team at Pacific View Dental Group can help! One of the most common ways in which we repair damaged teeth is with dental crowns in Huntington Beach, CA. These restorations are designed to bring back the ideal function and appearance of your tooth, and the treatment only takes two appointments. Contact our team today to learn more about how we can repair your damaged tooth with a durable solution!
What Is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a personalized “cap” that covers the entire section of the tooth that extends past the gumline. The primary purpose of a dental crown is to strengthen a weakened, broken, or otherwise damaged tooth and protect it from additional damage. However, we can also place a crown to enhance the appearance of a misshapen or worn-down tooth.
Crowns can be crafted from various materials, such as gold and other precious metals, but many of our patients prefer porcelain crowns due to their seamless appearance. If you require a metal crown, we may also place a porcelain-fused-to-metal crown for the durability of metal combined with the aesthetics of porcelain.
The Dental Crown Process
Dr. Arditti can place a dental crown over the course of two appointments. During your initial visit, your dentist in Huntington Beach will prepare the tooth by removing any damaged tissue as well as a small amount of surface enamel on all of its sides. This step allows your restoration to fit within the natural line of your smile. Once the tooth is prepared, a bite impression is captured. This impression is sent to the dental lab, where a custom crown is made. Then, we place a temporary to protect your prepared tooth. Once we receive the final crown from the lab, you’ll return to our office, so we can exchange the temporary for a final, customized restoration.
The Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown
In addition to being versatile, dental crowns offer a multitude of benefits, including:
- Greater comfort – By shielding your tooth, you’ll be able to chew your favorite foods with ease again.
- Protection for damaged teeth – Crowns minimize the risk of a tooth sustaining even more damage. It might even save that tooth from having to be extracted.
- Simple maintenance – You can care for dental crowns in the same way as natural teeth (regular brushing, flossing, dental checkups, etc.).
- Enhanced appearance – If you choose a ceramic crown, it can be personalized to blend in with your surrounding pearly whites.