At Downtown Dental, we understand that there are times in which patients may need dental crowns. LA dentist Dr. Mungcal is a cosmetic dentist that can talk to patients about dental crowns and when they are necessary to improve and protect a smile.
Dental crowns are porcelain restorations that are made to go over the top of a natural tooth. It is bonded into place and is often used to provide protection for a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy, severe decay, stress fractures or trauma (breakage).
Root canal therapy
Root canal therapy require Dr. Mungcal to remove the internal portions of a natural tooth. Dr. Mungcal will drill into the tooth, and remove the dental pulp. The dental pulp houses the nerves, blood supply, and tissues that keep the tooth alive. When this is done, the tooth is weakened, and benefits from the placement of a dental crown over the top is needed for protection.
When a tooth has large cavities, it may require extensive filling from Dr. Mungcal. When this happens, it may affect the structure of the tooth and make it more susceptible to damage. A dental crown bonded over the top of the tooth will ensure that the tooth has some strength and stability.
Trauma and/or breakage
A chipped or cracked tooth my result in the need for a dental crown. The crown can be bonded onto the tooth to keep it from experiencing further damage, and to keep it protected from other problems that could occur.
Root canal therapy, severe decay, trauma, and breakage are just a few of the common reasons a patient may need dental crowns. LA dental practice Downtown Dental can help. We have a qualified team that can provide extraordinary care for patients, and can offer prompt new patient examinations. Our team can explain dental treatments in detail, and can work with you on finding an appropriate way to finance any dental procedures and treatments that you may need.
If you think you may be a candidate for a dental crown, call Dr. Mungcal today to schedule a consultation and find out more about the benefits of this restoration.