Crowns protect teeth from further damage while reinforcing their shape and structure. At Laguna Beach Dental Excellence in Laguna Beach, California, Haleh Fazeli, DDS, and the team fabricate dental crowns using precise scans from the iTero® scanner in their office. Schedule your dental crown consultation by calling Laguna Beach Dental Excellence or booking online today.
Crowns are coverings for your teeth that are shaped to look like the teeth themselves. These coverings are durable, usually made of metals or composite materials that look similar to your teeth. With tooth-colored crowns, the team at Laguna Beach Dental Excellence matches the devices to the natural color of your surrounding teeth.
A crown can help one of your original teeth retain its shape, size, color, and function. However, crowns can also sit atop dental implants to replace missing teeth in their entirety.
Refreshingly, crowns don’t require much upkeep beyond your typical oral care and hygiene routine. To make your crown last as long as possible, you should continue brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing every day, and visiting Laguna Beach Dental Excellence for regular professional cleanings and examinations.
Crowns can correct many concerns with the appearance and function of your teeth. There are many specific features they can cover or correct, and they can structurally reinforce your teeth. They also play an important role in treating and preventing tooth decay.
You might need a crown to treat or cover:
During your consultation, the team at Laguna Beach Dental Excellence discusses your options for crown materials and makes recommendations according to the specifics of your case. They can also take digital scans of your teeth using the iTero® digital scanner.
Preparing your teeth ahead of time is essential for crowns that fit and function well. The team at Laguna Beach Dental Excellence takes X-rays of your teeth and jaw to look for any oral health complications that need treatment before you get a crown.
The team files your natural tooth down on its top and sides to make space for the crown. The amount of enamel that the team must remove depends on the type of material your crown is made from. In some cases, for teeth that are broken or otherwise reduced in size, the team can build up the tooth’s structure with a filling material.
Once your dentist shapes your tooth, they make digital impressions and send them to a laboratory where your crown is fabricated.
Find out more about crowns and how they improve the appearance or function of your teeth by calling Laguna Beach Dental Excellence or booking an appointment online today.