Whether from damage or decay, sometimes the only way to fix your tooth is with a dental crown, which covers the tooth and improves both appearance and function. The team at Lakeview Family Dental in Pacoima, Lake View Terrace, Sylmar, California, use only tooth-colored crowns to keep your smile white and bright. If you're in need of a custom dental crown, call the office or book an appointment online today.
A dental crown is a prosthetic tooth used as a cover or cap for your natural tooth. As a dental team focused on aesthetics, the specialists at Lakeview Family Dental take great care when creating your dental crown so that it closely resembles your surrounding teeth.
The types of dental crowns include:
For a temporary crown, while your permanent crown is being made, the team at Lakeview Family Dental use an acrylic crown, which is prepared in the office and created to closely match your teeth.
The team will go over your options for permanent crowns and help you determine which type makes the best fit for your mouth.
The team at Lakeview Family Dental may recommend a crown to:
Crown placement may take a few visits to the Lakeview Family Dental office. After the dental team determines that a crown is the best choice for you, the team preps your tooth. Dental crown preparation might include cleaning the tooth and filling it to fit the crown.
Once the tooth has been prepared, a mold is taken that is used to create your permanent crown. Then, the acrylic crown is made and temporarily placed over your tooth.
Once your permanent crown is ready, the team removes your temporary crown, cleans the area and cements the permanent crown in place. Adjustments may be made to the tooth to improve fit and comfort.
You should treat your crown as you would all your other teeth and continue to brush and floss regularly. Regular checkups and cleanings at Lakeview Family Dental are also recommended to keep the crown and all of your teeth in good health.
With proper care, a dental crown can last a lifetime.
If you have a damaged tooth or need a crown for a deep cavity, call the gentle dental team at Lakeview Family Dental today or book an appointment online.