Dental crowns are known to be the most versatile tooth restorations in dentistry. They look exactly like your natural teeth but are hollow on the inside as they accommodate the damaged tooth. Crowns are used to restore teeth that are damaged due to external trauma, naturally misshapen, chipped, worn out, or extremely weak.
What are the advantages of crowns?
- Crowns are aesthetically pleasing as they are made from dental-grade ceramic and can be customized to match the appearance of the adjoining teeth.
- They are durable and long-lasting.
- Once placed over the teeth, crowns restore oral functionality by allowing the patient to bite and chew food without any hassle.
- The procedure involved in placing a crown is quite simple.
- They hold a tooth intact and prevent it from crumbling or cracking.
What is the procedure for placing crowns?
If you have sustained oral trauma resulting in damaged teeth or wish to get your teeth reshaped, you will be a perfect candidate for crowns. The dentist will conduct a thorough diagnosis when you visit us for the initial consultation. We will take x-rays of the teeth to check for the severity of the condition and suggest a suitable treatment plan. The tooth will be cleaned thoroughly, and a thin layer of enamel will be removed by grinding it. We will take a dental impression. Meanwhile, a temporary crown will be placed on it.
It may take up to 2 weeks for the crown to be fabricated, after which the dentist will notify you. The temporary crown will be removed, and the tooth will be prepped for the bonding process. An etching solution is used to roughen its surface so that the crown adheres well to it. We use photosensitive dental adhesives for this purpose. We will apply it on the tooth, place the crown over it, and harden the adhesive with a curing light. A bite test will be conducted to ensure you do not face any bite-related issues.
To have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Ko, please schedule an online appointment or call us at (925) 847-8790, and we will be happy to help.