Porcelain Dental Crowns
Porcelain dental crowns are an extremely versatile restoration that can help you keep your smile looking and feeling great. Our Westlake Village dental crowns expert may recommend dental crowns if you:
• Are replacing one or several teeth with dental implants
• Are replacing one or several teeth with a fixed dental bridge
• Have a severely discolored, misshapen or damaged tooth
• Have had a root canal treatment
• Have a large filling that compromises the structure of the tooth
If you are a candidate for porcelain crowns, our Westlake Village porcelain crowns expert will begin by shaping and preparing the tooth. If a root canal treatment is needed, that will be performed first. The tooth will then be shaped in preparation for the crown placement. After we take dental impressions, they will be sent to the dental laboratory, which will make the crown, and we will place a temporary crown to protect the prepared tooth. Once the crown has been made, our expert in dental crowns in Westlake Village will bond it securely to your tooth.
Porcelain Dental Crowns Westlake Village
The dental crown does not just restore the appearance of your tooth but also its strength and function. It can protect the tooth against further damage, support a dental bridge or replace missing teeth. It can hold a severely damaged tooth together and eliminate the need for dental extraction, and it can keep teeth that have undergone root canal treatment strong and healthy.
Taking care of your dental crown can help extend its life. The crown itself will not decay. However, the tooth beneath it can still be vulnerable, and the gums can be susceptible to gum disease, an infection triggered by the accumulation of plaque and bacteria. Our expert in porcelain crowns in Westlake Village recommends brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. Professional cleanings and dental exams are just as important because they allow us to remove any tartar and plaque buildup and evaluate your dental health, which can reduce your risk of future dental problems.
Contact our dental office today to learn more about porcelain crowns or to schedule an appointment with our Westlake Village dentist.