Dental crowns are a versatile treatment option to restore your bite and your smile. They are also an area of specialty for David Shouhed, DDS, at Smile Perfector Dental Group serving the Carthay neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, and the surrounding metro region. When you’re ready to move one step closer to your ideal smile, call the office to set up a consultation, or spend a few moments on the online scheduling page to find a time that fits your busy life.
A dental crown is an artificial cover, or “cap” that fits over your natural tooth tissue. Crowns are a versatile treatment option that can address numerous dental issues.
Some of the conditions a crown can correct include:
Dental crowns are also the visible portion of dental implants and bridges.
Perhaps the most important part of the process is the planning stage. This involves gathering digital imaging to learn more about your tooth tissue and the underlying bone. Smile Perfector Dental Group uses advanced software to create customized treatment plans, ensuring that your new crown offers the best possible fit.
You’ll receive numbing medication to ensure you remain comfortable throughout the procedure. Dr. Shouhed removes a small portion of your natural tooth tissue to make room for the new crown. Crowns are manufactured in-house, so you’ll likely be able to leave with your restoration complete.
Once the new crown is ready, Dr. Shouhed checks the fit before cementing it into place. Minor adjustments can be made to ensure your crown protects both the tooth it covers as well as the surrounding natural tooth tissue.
Once in place, your crown will look and function much like your natural teeth. There is no need for special care, you can simply continue your dental hygiene routine.
Take care to avoid excessively hard, sticky, or chewy food to preserve your dental crown. Don’t use your teeth to carry or pry objects, and try to shift any hearty tasks (like chewing raw vegetables or nuts) to the other side of your mouth.
Dr. Shouhed checks your crown during your routine dental exams and cleanings. You can expect your new crown to last anywhere from 5-15 years. Taking good care of your teeth can help you get the most from your new restoration.
Learn more about dental crowns and same-day dentistry during a personalized consultation. You can book a visit today using the online scheduling page, or by calling to speak with a friendly staff member.
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