Porcelain dental crowns have been used in dentistry for over one hundred years and are still one of the most commonly used restorations in modern dentistry. This versatile treatment option can restore the function, appearance, and strength of a tooth that has been compromised. At Royal Dental Practice in West Hills, California, Dr. Roya Shoffet uses modern dental ceramics and a gentle touch to help patients regain their oral health.
Dental crowns are also called “tooth caps.” Whereas a filling, inlay, or onlay covers only a portion of a tooth, dental crowns are a custom-made restoration that covers the entire tooth, much like a cap! Dental crowns can be used in a wide variety of scenarios to restore and protect a tooth, including:
While dental crowns can be made from a variety of materials, most patients prefer porcelain crowns because they have the same color and luster as natural teeth, blending in seamlessly with your smile. Dr. Roya Shoffet uses high-quality, durable dental porcelain that is designed to last so that you can get many years of use out of your dental crown.
Getting a dental crown placed involves a couple of minimally invasive procedures that occur over two visits. In your first visit, we will prepare your tooth for the crown and take dental impressions, and then place a temporary crown while we wait for your permanent crown to be made based on the impressions. When it is ready, we will then take out the temporary crown and replace it with the permanent crown after making any minor adjustments needed for proper fit. Dental crowns do not require any special care beyond regular brushing and flossing and routine dental visits.
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