Could Dental Crowns Help Me?

Countless people around the country have broken, damaged or otherwise compromised teeth. These situations can take a toll on your dental crownsoutward appearance, lowering self-esteem or creating difficulties in eating or chewing and causing health issues. However, restoring your damaged teeth with dental crowns can help these situations and more. Can dental crowns help you? Learn more about crowns with Harbor Mesa Dental Care in Costa Mesa, CA.

Do I need a dental crown? 
Dental crowns benefit many situations. Dentists use this versatile dental restoration to accomplish many things, including to:

  • restore the shape, size or biting surface of a damaged tooth
  • improve the appearance of an unsightly or discolored tooth
  • stabilize a tooth with a large dental filling
  • strengthen a weakened tooth
  • hold a dental bridge in place
  • restore the biting surface of a worn tooth

If you think you could benefit from a dental crown, consult your dentist at Harbor Mesa Dental Care in Costa Mesa, CA. With their help, you can determine if a crown is your best dental restoration option.

My dentist says I require a crown. Now what? 
Dental crowns usually require two dental appointments. Your first appointment serves as a consultation and allows your dentist to confirm that you need a crown. If a crown is your best option, your dentist will prepare your tooth and take a mold of your mouth by having you bite down on dental molding clay. This impression helps the dental laboratory, which designs and creates the actual crown itself, provide you with a completely customized restoration which seamlessly fits into your mouth. After about two weeks, your crown will return to your dentist’s office from the laboratory. At this time, you will go in for another appointment where your dentist permanently places your crown onto your tooth.

Dental Crowns in Costa Mesa, CA
Though usually made from porcelain, you can also choose cheaper materials, like porcelain fused to metal or gold crowns. Dental crowns are very durable and, thanks to their design and materials, last for many years before requiring maintenance or replacement. Additionally, your crown will remain permanently inside of your mouth. Your crown requires the same steps as your natural teeth when it comes to care. Simply brush twice a day, floss once and see your dentist twice a year for regular check-ups.

Please contact Dr. Jeffrey Sanacore, Dr. Randall Kunert and Dr. DeBourg-Shilaimon at Harbor Mesa Dental Care in Costa Mesa, CA for more information about dental crowns. Call (714) 825-0025 to schedule your appointment with your dentist today!