Tooth damage, dental decay, and permanent tooth loss can cause serious problems for your oral health when left untreated. At Wellness Dental Care in Highland and Colton, California, Esther Lee, DDS, and her skilled team offer dental crowns to strengthen, restore, and improve the appearance of your teeth and smile. Call the office to learn more or schedule an appointment online today.
Dental crowns are common dental restorations. They are tooth-colored caps that fit securely over the top of your natural teeth to improve their function and appearance. Implant-supported crowns attach to artificial metal tooth roots to fill gaps left by missing permanent teeth.
Some of the many benefits you can expect after receiving dental crowns at Wellness Dental Care include teeth that are:
Crowns can perfect your smile, reading the risk of future tooth decay and other oral health challenges. They can give you the beautiful smile you desire.
You may be a candidate for crowns at Wellness Dental Care if you have teeth that are decaying, too small, weak, misshapen, gapped, damaged, discolored, or need extraction. You might also need a crown after undergoing a root canal procedure to restore the inside of a decaying or infected tooth.
Your provider discusses your oral health history with you. They take dental X-rays if needed, examine your gums and teeth, and ask about your desired outcome before personalizing a restorative dental treatment that’s best for you.
The first step of getting dental crowns is for your dentist to remove dental decay and clean your tooth. They extract the affected tooth and insert a dental implant into your jawbone if you are qualified for implant-supported crowns.
Your dentist digitally scans your teeth, which allows a dental lab to create a new custom-fitted crown. When it’s ready, the Wellness Dental Team bonds it over the top of your natural tooth or firmly secures it to a dental implant to replace the missing tooth.
Take good care of your new crown by flossing daily, brushing your teeth after meals, and attending professional dental cleanings and exams at Wellness Dental Care at least every six months. Don’t chew on hard candy, popcorn kernels, ice, or other hard objects, and call your dentist right away if your crown gets damaged or falls off.
Call the office or book an appointment online today to learn more about crowns at Wellness Dental care and find out if they’re right for you.