Dental crowns are a durable restoration that fits over the tooth’s natural crown. They are often used to strengthen and support the remaining tooth structure while preventing additional damage. Our dentist in West Hollywood can help you decide if a crown is right for you.
1. When your tooth is badly damaged
Severe damage can leave a tooth vulnerable to cracking or crumbling. By restoring it with a crown, the tooth can continue to function for many more years.
2. When you have a large filling
Large cavities can be restored with fillings, but a crown may also be needed to prevent the tooth from cracking or becoming even more damaged.
3. When your tooth has had a root canal
A root canal removes diseased tissue from the interior of the tooth, and a crown is used to permanently restore the tooth.
4. When you are having a lost tooth replaced with a dental implant or dental bridge
Crowns are used to cover the root form of the implant or to support the dental bridge that is replacing the lost tooth.
5. When you have a severely misshapen or discolored tooth
Although some types of cosmetic issues can be corrected with more conservative measures, crowns are often needed to correct more serious issues.
Each patient’s needs are unique. We will first evaluate your needs and goals before recommending a course of action. Call us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment with our expert in dental crowns in Los Angeles.