At Encino Family Dental, we strive to preserve your teeth, which is why our dental office provides dental crowns. Getting crowns is exceptionally useful for protecting a damaged tooth. We are protecting your teeth that are damaged by infection or trauma.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Crowns are dental covers or caps that surround and protect your tooth. Dr. Yassa will suggest getting a crown to restore damaged teeth. Dental crowns can also be used for cosmetic purposes. Such as hiding imperfections to improve a tooth’s appearance.
What Should I Do Before Getting Dental Crowns?
Before getting crowns, our dental office recommends teeth whitening for patients. Crowns are made to be bleach and stain-resistant. So if your teeth are yellow, your crown will be made to match. This crown will stay this shade of yellow if you decide to get teeth whitening in the future. Getting teeth whitening first will enable the dentist to use a matching white crown. This results in a consistent, beautiful white smile with future teeth whitening treatments.
The Dental Crowns Process Itself
For placing dental crowns, Dr. Yassa will first begin the process by prepping the tooth. This entails removing a small portion of the enamel, resulting in enough space to place the crown without impacting the surrounding teeth. Then the dentist will secure the temporary crown in place with glue. A dental lab, in the meantime, will be creating your custom permanent crown. When the permanent crown is finished, patients will come back for another visit. During this second visit, Dr. Yassa will replace the temporary crown with a permanent one.
What Happens After The Procedure?
After receiving your crown, expect your teeth to be a little sensitive. This will gradually go away on its own. The good news is that with your new crown, it will surround and protect your damaged tooth. This means that you can enjoy your favorite foods again. No more worrying about fear or discomfort from your tooth when you bite down.
Crowns will improve your quality of life. You will confidently be able to perform essential functions again. Such as eating, drinking, and speaking that we all take for granted. To learn if dental crowns are right for you, call Encino Family Dentist today. Our dental office provides early morning and later afternoon appointments for your convenience. We also accept many PPO insurances as well. Our office mission is always to improve the quality of life for our patients. We smile when we see you smile.