Each and every tooth in your smile has an important job to do. Some teeth help you bite, while others help you chew. Thus, a tooth that is damaged can lead to increased stress on the healthy teeth. If it is lost, then the other teeth may shift in an effort to close that gap. In the past, badly damaged teeth were often extracted, but fortunately today, our Glendale dental crowns dentist, Dr. Marine Martirosyan, can use dental crowns to keep the tooth safe and healthy for many years.
Dental crown is a type of restoration that covers the tooth’s natural crown, or its visible portion of the tooth that is outside of the gums. The false crown is usually made of porcelain, as porcelain is a highly biocompatible material that will not irritate your oral soft tissues. Porcelain is also extremely strong and durable. The finish of the porcelain is almost indistinguishable from the natural enamel on your teeth, making it easy to design a crown that blends seamlessly into your smile. Dr. Martirosyan, our Glendale porcelain crowns dentist, may suggest a crown if you have a tooth that:
- Has a large cavity or filling
- Has been cracked, fractured or broken
- Has had a root canal treatment
Dr. Martirosyan, our expert in dental crowns in Glendale, may also recommend a crown if you have lost a tooth. Crowns are often used to support dental bridges, but they can also be combined with dental implants for a restoration that looks and feels just like the real thing.
Glendale Porcelain Dental Crowns
You might need to schedule more than one appointment to finish the restoration. First, Dr. Martirosyan will use a local anesthetic to numb the tooth and nearby tissues. If there is any decay, then we will gently remove it and reshape the tooth. We will then put a temporary crown over the tooth to protect it until the dental lab has completed the permanent crown. The permanent crown is then bonded to your tooth with strong cement in order to stay in place for many years. Dr. Martirosyan, our expert in porcelain crowns in Glendale, will explain the best ways to care for your new crown to prolong its lifespan.
Call us today to find out more about available restoration options or to schedule an appointment with our cosmetic dentist in Glendale.