Dental Crowns in North Hollywood, CA
Affordable Dental Crowns
Whether you require a dental crown for restorative purposes or simply to improve the appearance of your smile, we are dedicated to delivering outstanding results. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn more about how our experts can help you achieve optimal dental health and a beautiful, confident smile.
What Is A Dental Crown Made Of?
- The location of the tooth needing the crown.
- Your bite — how your upper and lower teeth fit together when you close your mouth.
- How visible the cap will be in your smile.
You may need a dental crown in the following situations:
- When a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth
- When there is not enough tooth remaining to hold a filling
- When a dental implant is being placed
- To protect a weak tooth from fracturing
- To restore an already fractured tooth
- To cover misshapen or severely discolored teeth
- To make a cosmetic modification
Types Of Tooth Crowns in North Hollywood, CA, Includes:
METAL DENTAL CROWNS
Metallic dental crowns are commonly positioned on posterior teeth due to their cost-effectiveness and durability in comparison to other available affordable dental crowns in North Hollywood, CA. All metal crowns can also be used on front teeth in people with metal allergies. Gold alloys, base metals such as nickel and chromium alloys, and titanium are used for all metal crowns. These don’t require as much tooth structure to be removed before placement as porcelain crowns, so healthier tooth structure can be preserved.
PORCELAIN (CERAMIC) CROWNS
Porcelain (ceramic) crowns are made entirely of ceramic material and can match the color of your natural teeth. They’re often used on front or back teeth that show when you smile or talk because they look just like your natural teeth. Porcelain also can be fused with metal to make a strong cap with a natural tooth color. These caps are called porcelain fused to metal (PFM) dental crowns, although they are sometimes referred to as ceramic dental crowns.
Dental Crown Procedure
The process of placing dental crowns in North Hollywood, CA typically involves two appointments. The first appointment is focused on preparing the tooth and taking an impression (mold) of it, which will be sent to a laboratory where a customized crown will be fabricated. And another appointment for about two weeks later to check the fit of the permanent dental crown tooth and cement it into place if everything looks good.
If you have severe decay or your tooth is cracked, your dentist may place an interim (temporary) resin restoration in your prepared tooth until your permanent one is ready. Or they may insert a stainless steel ring (called an orthodontic band) around what remains of the preparation just below your gum line until that time while waiting for your permanent one from the lab. This will help support what’s left of the original decayed/damaged tooth structure until we permanently cover it with its new ‘roof.’