The team at HD Dental Studios is experienced in providing dental crowns for patients in the Culver city area. Dental crowns in Culver City are a restoration that encapsulates the visible portion of a tooth, offering it added strength and stability. It is cemented into place and can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, ceramic, or metal. Dr. Hank performs his dentistry with skill and artistry, creating restorations that eliminate the visual impact of dental work.
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What are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are caps that are placed on top of damaged teeth, typically to protect, cover, and restore the shape of the tooth. Dental crowns are available in a variety of materials, including metal, porcelain, resin, and ceramic. They tend to not require extra maintenance over time, just routine good oral hygiene.
Over time, your tooth structure can get damaged from a number of different factors, such as tooth decay or injuries. Your tooth shape can alter somewhat, or it can altogether lose its form. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that’s installed over your teeth to protect them from damage or decay. Think of it like a tooth jacket for your damaged tooth. The dental crown will restore your tooth shape, size and strength, making it look like it once had.
What are dental crowns made of?
Crowns are made from a variety of materials, including metal alloys, ceramics, porcelain, and composite resin. The color of the material blends along with your natural teeth and provide a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Numerous materials can be used to create permanent crowns. These materials may include:
Metal: There are several metals that can be used for dental crowns, including gold, palladium, nickel, and chromium. Metal crowns rarely chip or break and can last for a long time without wearing down. They also require only a small amount of tooth removal and can withstand biting and chewing forces. One downside of metal crowns is that they are not as aesthetically pleasing as other options. Nonetheless, they’re an excellent alternative just for molars that are unseen.
Porcelain-fused-to-metal: This type of dental crown can be to the color of the teeth next to that the crown is to be matched. The crown has a more natural-looking color to the teeth. However, sometimes the metal below the metal casing adds a porcelain cap that shows a gray line on neighboring teeth. Cons are that the crown’s portion made of porcelain could chip or break and the crown can potentially wear the surface beside the teeth in the oral cavity. This brand of crown especially affects teeth that are fairly close to the crown on the top and bottom of your mouth. Porcelain-fused-to-metal dental crowns can be seen as a choice for both front and back teeth.
All-resin: Dental crowns made from resin are generally less expensive than other crowns. However, they wear down and break faster than porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns.
Who needs a crown?
If you have a tooth cavity that’s too big for a filling, you may be in need of dental crowns to cover it. You may also need crowns if you have an infected tooth, if that tooth is extremely worn down or cracked, or if your root canaled tooth is particularly weak. Crowns can also be recommended after root canals because the tooth is more fragile and needs protection.
Caring for your teeth
A tooth below the dental crown can still develop cavities. To prevent tooth decay or damage to your crown, be sure to maintain a dental hygiene regimen.
-Good oral health is best maintained by proper oral care, including brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily. Look for oral care products that include the ADA’s Seal of Acceptance, which signifies that they meet ADA safety standards.
-You should avoid chewing hard foods, ice or other hard objects if you have tooth-colored crowns. Chewing these things can damage your crowns and cause them to become less effective.
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