Patients in the Los Angeles, California area who are introduced to the idea of placing dental crowns often ask their dentist, “Are dental crowns worth it?”
First, it is important for patients to have a full understanding of the purpose of dental crowns. Dental crowns are restorations that are made of porcelain. They are fabricated to cover a natural tooth and match the smile. The crown is placed over a tooth to offer an extra layer of protection against damage or to restore a tooth that has been cracked, chipped, or weakened. In some cases, crowns are made to be placed over an abutment of a dental implant to act as a false tooth. Crowns are incredibly versatile and are common in general and restorative dentistry.
Most patients are appropriate candidates for the placement of dental crowns. These restorations are made for patients who need strength and restoration of a natural tooth.
Some dentists may use a dental crown to complete a dental implant. Dental implants are titanium posts that are placed into the bone of the jaw when a tooth is missing. They are then restored in several ways, most commonly with a dental crown for a single tooth. The abutment of the dental implant is covered with the crown, which then becomes the new tooth. Patients are educated on how to care for their restoration and will find that the dental crown over the dental implant is the most advantageous method of tooth replacement available today.
Dental crowns are fabricated from porcelain. This is due to the nature of the material. Porcelain is a strong and beautiful option that can be custom-fabricated for patients to look like their existing natural teeth. This ensures seamless integration into the smile. At Downtown Dental, Dr. Don Mungcal and his team are focused on ensuring restorations such as these are made to specific standards, allowing them to blend in with the smile once they have been bonded into place. Our team of professionals want to ensure Los Angeles, California area patients have repairs done to their smile that don’t look like repairs, but instead look like the natural teeth. Aesthetics is incredibly important to our staff who wants to ensure patients feel confident and proud of the way their smiles look to others.
Crowns have many benefits for patients to consider. They are:
Many of the patients who visit Downtown Dental find that dental crowns are the most beneficial solution to the concerns of their smiles. Crowns are a great alternative to other restorations such as porcelain veneers or composite resin bonding in many situations in which repair is required.
Find out more about the advantages of using dental crowns to restore the smile. At Downtown Dental, Dr. Don Mungcal provides this and several other ways to address trauma, imperfections, and poor dental health. Call 213-863-9464 to book an appointment. We welcome new patients into our state-of-the-art dental practice in Los Angeles, California.
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