Dental Crowns Overview
Whether you are considering cosmetic improvements or have wondered if you need restorative dentistry, it is quite likely that dental crowns will be offered to you as some sort of solution. Dr. Wali Hamidy DMD at La Jolla Dental Image in La Jolla, CA emphasizes patient education, and he and his team often discuss the use of dental crowns with patients in need of either cosmetic or restorative dentistry.
As your chosen dentist in La Jolla, Dr. Hamidy wants you to understand why dental crowns could be needed and also why they are a superior solution. Patients who receive dental crowns may have had any of the following issues covered in our dental crowns overview.
Candidates for Dental Crowns Overview
- They had a root canal
- They chose dental implants
- They have a broken or cracked tooth
- They are having old, amalgam fillings replaced
- They had a cavity that was large and required much of the tooth to be removed
- They had a deeply discolored tooth that whitening could not treat
As a restorative dentist, Dr. Hamidy may recommend dental crowns to you for any, or several, of these reasons. Dental crowns are a long-lasting solution, crafted of durable and strong materials that can allow you to use a tooth as before, and without any risk of further damage or discomfort. Dental crowns appear entirely natural, looking like the surrounding teeth, and they can be made and permanently bonded to your tooth in just two office visits.
If you are unfamiliar with just what dental crowns are, they are not crowns (round and open ended rings) like you see on a person’s head. Instead, they are formed like a shield that fits over a properly prepared tooth or implant post. They will allow you to keep an adult tooth, which is hugely significant in terms of your overall oral health, and use that tooth naturally. Crafted of metal and porcelain, you can bite hard or chewy foods without any worries, and crowns require only the same sort of care you would provide to your original teeth. They are custom made to match your surrounding teeth, and are an ideal restorative or cosmetic treatment.
If you have additional questions about the benefits of dental crowns, or you want to learn more about some of the treatments mentioned here, give us a call at our La Jolla, CA office at 858-202-0481. You can also use our online contact form and one of our staff will get back to you promptly.