Dental crowns are ‘caps’ resembling the shape of a tooth. They are placed on a tooth for different reasons including restoring its size and shape, improving its appearance or for additional strength. The dentists at Smooth Dental & Orthodontics are experienced in all aspects of crowns and produce some of the best dental crowns La Habra & Santa Ana have to offer.
As mentioned earlier, crowns are used for entirely covering or capping a tooth that suffered damage due to various reasons. Crowns are also sometimes placed on implant surfaces for providing a shape and function similar to a natural tooth. It is possible to match ceramic or porcelain crowns to the patient’s natural teeth color. Some of the other materials that may be used for making crowns include acrylic, metal alloys and gold. When back teeth require crowning, alloys might be recommended over porcelain since they have greater strength. Most commonly, porcelain is bonded to a metal shell as this provides strength as well as being aesthetically appealing.
A crown is the ideal treatment if you wish to repair broken teeth or have teeth damaged by large fillings or decay. Dr. Elizabeth Tran at Smooth Dental Group specializes in crown placement and lists some of the common reasons why people opt for crowns:
It is possible to make permanent crowns from metal, pure resin, pure ceramic or porcelain-bonded-to-metal. A stainless-steel crown is a prefabricated crown which is placed on a permanent tooth, usually for temporary purposes. This crown is helpful in protecting the filling or tooth while the permanent one is being made.
Some common types of permanent crowns include: