Dental crowns are designed to restore, strengthen and protect your tooth after it has sustained damage due to injury, decay or disease. Dr. Shaileshkumar Bhatt may recommend a dental crown if your tooth is:
- Broken, fractured or chipped
- Excessively worn
- Damaged by decay
- Has a large filling and little tooth structure remaining
- Has received a root canal
- Needs to support a dental bridge
- Being replaced by an implant
Dental crowns, also known as caps, are custom designed to fit your tooth and smile perfectly. They may be made of several different materials, including gold, porcelain or a combination of porcelain and metal. Crowns fit over the visible portion of your tooth to restore its shape and appearance, protect it from further damage and strengthen it.
Crowns usually require two appointments to create and place. One appointment prepares the tooth to receive a crown and involves making an impression from which the restoration can be created. The second appointment is when the crown is bonded into place to provide you with a lasting restoration.
We welcome you to contact Hacienda Heights Family Dentistry at 626-961-1574 to learn more about the benefits of dental crowns in Hacienda Heights, California, and schedule your consultation with our experienced dentist.