Dental crowns restore the appearance and function of damaged or weak teeth. At Me Dental Spa, knowledgeable dentist Denis Mustedanagic, DMD, and the team provide customized crowns that fit your particular oral health needs and treatment goals. If you need help with a painful or damaged tooth, schedule your visit by calling the West Hollywood, California, office or clicking the online scheduler now.
Dental crowns are porcelain, ceramic, gold, or silver caps that cover a tooth to restore its original shape, size, strength, and appearance. At Me Dental Spa, the team designs customized crowns to fit your tooth comfortably and fit in with your other teeth.
Dental crowns are an ideal method of tooth restoration in several different situations. The Me Dental Spa team may recommend a crown if you have any of the following problems:
Severe tooth decay can destroy so much of a tooth that it can’t hold a filling. But a crown works in that situation because it protects the remaining tooth while building the tooth back to its original dimensions.
A cracked or broken tooth is very vulnerable to bacteria and disease. A crown can cover the tooth and prevent infection.
Many people experience worn-down tooth surfaces due to teeth grinding or wear-and-tear over the years. Crowns restore your original tooth appearance and function.
Misshapen teeth may not function normally, making it hard to chew food and speak clearly. Crowns can create a healthy-looking and fully functional cap atop a misshapen tooth.
Heavily stained or discolored teeth may not respond to teeth whitening. While veneers are an option for restoration of the front of the teeth in those situations, crowns are an excellent option to cover the entire discolored tooth while also lending protection.
There are also other situations in which you might need crowns. For example, you may need crowns to support a dental bridge when replacing missing teeth.
The team prepares your damaged tooth by removing decay and shaping the tooth. They then fit a custom-made crown over the remaining tooth, ensure a perfect fit, and cement it into place.
The crown covers the entire area around your tooth, down into the gum line, to protect the whole tooth and deter further decay.
After your crown procedure, mild sensitivity is normal, but it subsides in a few days. Brush and floss regularly and avoid hard foods to get the maximum lifespan from your crown. With proper care, they can last at least 10-15 years.
Need a crown? Call Me Dental Spa or click the online booking feature to make your appointment today.