Crowns in Tustin, CA
A crown is a tooth-shaped covering placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, and strength, as well as improve its appearance. At Marta Rudat, DDS, the crown is permanently cemented over the prepared tooth once the anesthetic wears off and you fully recover from your tooth preparation. For added strength and protection of your restoration, our dentist may recommend placing a crown after your root canal treatment. Additionally, crowns can be used to improve the appearance of teeth that are discolored or misshapen. They are also commonly used after dental implant placement and with bridges to replace one or multiple missing teeth in a row.
The Benefits of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are commonly used for chipped teeth, heavily stained teeth, or worn-down teeth. They can also be used to protect a tooth after a large filling. A crown becomes necessary when the tooth has experienced significant decay and fillings are not enough to protect it from further damage.
They are made of porcelain and are custom-made to blend in seamlessly with your smile. Because the crown is customized to your tooth, it will fit seamlessly and look more like a natural tooth than other restorations like bridges or dentures. Dental crowns improve the health and appearance of the teeth. They are fitted over the affected tooth to improve its appearance and strength, protecting it from further damage.
The Process of Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are applied over two appointments at your dentist’s office. During your first appointment, the dentist will prepare your tooth by shaping the surface and fitting it with a temporary crown. Your temporary crown will be removed at your second appointment, and the permanent one will be placed. The dentist will ensure it fits well and comfortably before permanently cementing it to your tooth.
Some patients experience some slight sensitivity after their procedure. This can usually be relieved with over-the-counter medication like ibuprofen or aspirin. However, if the pain persists, please talk to your dentist about it! Your dentist can also give you specific instructions on how to care for your new dental crown.
Dental crowns cover and restore the affected tooth after the tooth has suffered damage in one or more ways. For the best dental care customized to your particular requirements, visit Marta Rudat, DDS, at 1076 E 1st St STE D, Tustin, CA 92780, or call (714) 665-4200.