Porcelain Dental Crowns
Teeth that have suffered from extensive damage or decay must be restored, or they may continue to deteriorate until an extraction is necessary. Once a tooth is lost, the remaining teeth are more susceptible to decay, gum disease and shifting. Dental crowns are one option to restore, protect and support damaged, decayed or otherwise vulnerable teeth.
Our cosmetic dentist in North Hollywood may recommend porcelain crowns when teeth are particularly weak, cracked, have large fillings or have undergone root canal treatment. A dental crown may also be used to support a dental bridge, cover a dental implant or improve the aesthetics of a smile. In some cases, our North Hollywood porcelain dental crowns dentist may also use dental crowns on children in order to protect severely decayed primary teeth, protect the teeth of children at extremely high risk of tooth decay and help maintain the dental health of children who are unable to maintain good dental hygiene due to behavioral, medical or other reasons.
Porcelain Dental Crowns Specialist North Hollywood
If you are a candidate for porcelain crowns, you will generally require two dental visits. At your first visit, our specialist for porcelain dental crowns in North Hollywood will take images of the tooth to determine if it might first need a root canal treatment due to infection or decay. If the tooth is strong and healthy, our North Hollywood porcelain dental crowns dentist will then prepare the tooth by shaping it. The amount of enamel removed will depend both on the type of crown being used and on the tooth itself. Teeth with extensive damage or decay may need additional preparation before the dental crowns can be placed.
After impressions are taken, the dental laboratory will make your new porcelain crowns. Temporary crowns will be placed to protect your teeth, and once your permanent dental crowns are completed, you will return to our office to have them permanently bonded to your teeth. Our specialist for porcelain dental crowns in North Hollywood can provide you with more information about dental crowns.