Damaged teeth can affect your life in so many ways. From the type of foods, you can eat to your ability to smile with confidence, teeth that are damaged can greatly impact your overall health and wellness. At Inglewood Family Dental, we can restore your smile with long-lasting, high-quality dental restorations known as dental crowns.
There are times when the damage to your teeth exceeds what a normal filling can restore. A dental crown is a permanent restoration that is designed to restore the function and aesthetics of a damaged or cracked tooth. Dental crowns are made from naturally beautiful ceramic materials that are not only natural looking; they are durable.
A dental crown covers the entire enamel surface of your tooth, extending down from your gum line and up to the chewing surface. Because it covers your entire tooth, it stabilizes the biting forces on the tooth as you chew and prevents your tooth from splitting or cracking beyond repair.
We first remove any damaged tooth structure, including any decay. Next, we can rebuild your tooth using composite, if necessary. This gives your crown a place to seat effectively. We will take an impression to create your dental crown and a temporary crown to hold you over until your porcelain crown arrives from our dental lab.
Once we receive your permanent crown, we will permanently attach it to your tooth and make any final adjustments necessary to ensure a precise fit with your bite.