At Royal Dental Practice, we like to say, “A smile is forever.” The patients that Dr. Roya Shoffet-Yaghoubian partners with throughout the West Hills, California area preserve their stunning and healthy natural teeth. In doing so, they maintain beautiful, functional smiles that exude confidence, youth, and wellbeing.
Yes, Dr. Shoffet is a dentist. But she is also an artist. Over her more than 30 years in dentistry, she has developed considerable expertise and skills in rebuilding teeth. So, they look indistinguishable from natural, healthy, and unaltered teeth. They also feel natural in the mouth and are durable. We use top-quality materials, such as dental porcelain, to replace missing tooth structures. Porcelain restorations look like natural tooth enamel, and they are also strong. Dr. Shoffet is well known for providing the most long-lasting restorations to her patients due to her diligence and attention to detail.
Patients who are not good candidates for fillings, inlays, or onlays (partial crowns) may be well suited to full-coverage porcelain crowns. A complete dental crown is designed to rebuild the part of the tooth that is visible above the gum line: the natural crown. Crowns may be appropriate to:
They may also cover up a badly stained or poorly shaped tooth or replace an entire tooth. Forms of tooth replacement such as bridges and dental implant-retained teeth also use crowns to restore the visible tooth structure above the gum line.
Generally, it takes two appointments to rebuild a tooth with a crown. The first visit involves “preparing” the natural tooth and collecting information about the tooth to be treated. The tooth must be reshaped and any diseased tissue removed. Dental impressions or models of the tooth and the surrounding teeth are necessary because this information guides the fabrication of the crown. We send these specifications to our skilled dental lab partners.
The prepared site is protected with a temporary crown. Once the lab completes your permanent crown, you return to our practice. So, Dr. Shoffet can remove the temporary and check that the permanent crown looks, fits, and feels great. Adjustments may be made before fixing or permanently cementing the crown to the natural tooth.
With proper home care and visits to our office, you can enjoy your new tooth for many years to come! We’ve made it even easier to get the “royal treatment,” too, by offering mobile dentistry services—Call (818) 334-6655 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Shoffet today.
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