A dental crown is a type of restoration, or cap that covers most or all of the tooth. A crown is required when the tooth has been broken or destroyed by decay or the filling is old and large, putting the tooth at risk. It is also recommended after a root canal, as there is no longer any blood flow into the tooth, thus weakening the remaining structure.
If you are in need of a dental crown in Sylmar, we offer numerous types. Each type of crown has varying benefits depending on the situation, the age of the patient and the location in the mouth.
Types Of Crowns
Because of their temporary nature, we offer stainless steel dental crowns, for children. This type is prefabricated and is best suited in a growing and changing mouth. They can be placed on a primary tooth and will fall out with the tooth. For adults they can be used as temporaries in the back of the mouth.
Acrylic is another form of temporary, which we custom make here in our office. We make every effort to match the color to your existing teeth so that you will be as comfortable and presentable as possible while waiting for your permanent crown.
Permanent metal ones are made from various types of alloys, which could include gold, palladium, nickel or chromium. Less tooth structure is removed with these, there is less wear on opposing teeth and they withstand biting and chewing forces well, thereby lasting longer. They rarely chip or break, making them a good choice for the back teeth.
There are several choices for natural looking dental crowns, each with its benefits and drawbacks. Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) can look very natural but tend to wear the opposing teeth and are prone to chipping. All ceramic or all-porcelain are best in terms of natural color but are not as strong as PFM or gold. All resin is the least expensive but less durable of the three.
Visit Us For Dental Crowns In Sylmar
Our office offers dental crowns for patients throughout Lake View Terrace. The procedure is usually a two-visit process. The first visit consists of taking impressions, preparing the tooth or teeth and fitting you with a temporary. Models and impressions are then sent to the laboratory where the permanent crown is fabricated. It will be delivered at your second visit when all necessary adjustments will be made to ensure a perfect fit.
At Lakeview Familiy Dental, we take great pains to ensure that the color and shape blend beautifully and comfortably with your natural teeth. We take pride in our work and strive to offer the best dental crowns in Sylmar.