Crowns, also known as caps, are usually made of a material like porcelain which is placed to cover a broken tooth. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth. Crowns may be combined of several varying materials, Gold, Porcelain, and Zirconium being the most common types.
Crowns and Bridges
Benifits of Crowns and Bridges
Crowns are manufactured to mimic the color, size and shape of a natural tooth. If it is done properly, most people will never know you are wearing a crown. Dental crowns offer not only cosmetic benefits but health and function benefits as well.
Certain behaviors such as jaw clenching or bruxism (teeth grinding) significantly shorten the life of a crown. Moreover, eating brittle foods, ice or hard candy can compromise the adhesion of the crown, or even damage the crown. It is very important to floss in the area of the crown to avoid excess plaque or collection of debris around the restoration.
Dr. Shelyan has a conservative, preservative and cosmetic philosophy when it comes to a dental crown and can be trusted to help determine the best course of treatment regarding your needs. Contact our Los Angeles office today to schedule an appointment.