Dental crowns cover or cap your teeth and help restore them to their normal shape and color. The procedure is painless, and the result is a smile that’s both healthy and bright. Dr. Melissa Khurasany offers expert dental crown treatment at Claremont Dental Arts in Claremont, California. Book a consultation today to get started.
A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that fits over your tooth to restore its strength and improve its appearance. People need crowns for various reasons. Sometimes a weak or cracked tooth needs to be held together, or a crown is installed for purely cosmetic reasons. One common reason for crowns is restoration after a root canal.
Dr. Khurasany will first examine your tooth and make sure that it’s a good fit for a crown and is robust enough to support one. Then, before the procedure begins, you’ll receive a local anesthetic for the area around the tooth so that you won’t feel any pain during the process.
After this, Dr. Khurasany will trim down your tooth on all sides to make room for the crown. If a portion of your tooth is missing, Dr. Khurasany will use a filling material to build it up so it can support the crown.
At this point, impressions will be made of your tooth using either putty or a digital scanner. That allows a precise crown to be created so that when Dr. Khurasany cements it in place, it doesn’t affect your bite and feels just like your old tooth.
If there’s any discomfort after the crown has been placed, Dr. Khurasany can make the necessary changes to adjust your bite.
Yes. Dr. Khurasany will match the color of your crown to your other teeth so that it looks completely natural. If you have a particular look in mind for your tooth, be sure to discuss this beforehand.
Dental crowns last between five and 15 years. A crown’s lifespan depends on how much wear and tear the tooth gets and on your mouth habits, such as grinding or clenching your teeth.
Dr. Khurasany usually recommends a dental crown for the following reasons:
Dr. Khurasany can help you determine if you need a crown and answer any questions you have regarding the process. Book a consultation at Claremont Dental Arts to get started.