Crowns & Bridges
Dentist in El Cajon & San Diego, CA
What are Dental Crowns?
A dental crown is a method of restoring the function and shape of a damaged tooth by replacing the crown. It is the type of crown that dentists place on a tooth to cover it, improve its appearance, restore its shape, size and strength and also protect it from infection.
Crowns, often referred to as tooth caps or simply “crowns,” are placed on worn or damaged teeth. Since it is essentially a false tooth, Dr. Dalia Jamma at Singing Hills Dentistry in El Cajon must have the ability to ensure that it looks just as natural as a real tooth.
The results can be extremely successful in improving the appearance of the patient, and many cosmetic dentists use porcelain crowns to give their patients a smile. They are used to restore the previous color of discolored teeth and can also be used in a variety of other ways, such as restoring the shape and function of a damaged tooth. When it comes to fixing the shape and function of damaged teeth, the crown is an excellent cosmetic choice. It is not only used to save a tooth, but it is also used as an alternative to replacing a broken or an old or broken tooth.
When there is not much left, the tooth is covered or supported with a large filling. It holds parts of a broken tooth together, protects a weak tooth (e.g. against breakage). This restores a tooth that has already been broken or severely worn out, such as an old or damaged tooth. A dental crown is also needed in situations like covering of a malformed or discolored tooth, covering of a dental implant or to make cosmetic changes on the tooth (e.g. dentistry).
A temporary crown protects a freshly shaved tooth from damage and ensures that a permanent crown can be placed without the consent of the patient or his family members. A dentist prepares and shaves the patient’s teeth to ensure that a well-shaped base protrudes from the crown. After shaving the tooth, a temporary crown is placed on top of it, which consists of a form of the natural tooth.
Although a crowned tooth does not require special care, it should be remembered that a crowned tooth alone does not mean that it protects the tooth from tooth decay or gum disease. Good oral hygiene practices should therefore be continued, including brushing at least twice a day, flossing and rinsing with antibacterial mouthwash in the crown area where the gums meet each tooth, and cleaning and rinsing. At worst, once a day.
Call (619) 670-5133 to schedule your appointment so that you can learn more about dental crowns at Singing Hills Dentistry in El Cajon.