Are you tired of people staring at that chipped front tooth?
As a trusted dentist, "Nancy Lara, DDS" offers crowns for both cosmetic and restorative purposes so that our valued patients can enjoy their smiles while preserving their oral health.
A filling requires that most of the tooth structure is present to support it. When a tooth has experienced severe decay, a filling is unable to be utilised because both the filling and the tooth may split under the stress of regular use.
A crown reinforces the tooth whether it's broken or decayed. The crown sits over the remaining part of the normal tooth structure and repairs the appearance and function of the original tooth.
Ceramic crowns may be used to enhance the appearance of broken or discolored teeth. They can be utilized to cover misshapen or badly stained teeth. Crowns can also be made of porcelain, gold, or porcelain overlaid on metal.
Dental crowns can correct:
Stained or Discolored Teeth
Chipped Teeth/Gaps in Teeth
Broken Teeth/Disfigured Teeth
Misshaped Teeth/Cracked Teeth
If you are missing one or more teeth, your dentist may suggest the use of a fixed bridge in combination with dental crowns.
The gap left by a missing tooth can cause the remaining teeth to shift or move. It is important for your oral health to replace the missing tooth or teeth, and fixed bridges are one of the solutions for doing so.
Bridges consist of artificial teeth in combination with crowns, which are ‘caps’ that go over the teeth on both sides of the bridge and serve as anchors to stabilize the bridge. Traditional bridges are usually made from porcelain fused to metal or ceramics.
Crowns and bridgework can be a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused through accidents, diseases, or just normal wear-and-tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques.
It's time to make an investment in your smile. For more information about our dental crowns or to schedule an appointment, call us at (714) 546-6488.