Dental crowns in Costa Mesa have been used for generations because they are an effective method of restoring the health and function of a tooth. A crown is a versatile restoration that can be used along with other treatments, like root canal therapy. You don't have to worry about a dark crown being the focal point of your smile because Advanced Dental Care uses tooth-colored materials, so your restoration will blend in with your teeth.
A dental crown is a customized cap that covers the entire surface of a tooth above the gum line. A crown can be recommended for many reasons, like protecting a weakened tooth from breaking. They are most often used in restorative dentistry to repair damaged teeth, like large areas of decay, breaks, or fractures. Crowns can also be used with other procedures, like after root canal therapy or to support a dental bridge. No matter the reason, they are designed to provide a long-term solution with an average life expectancy of 10 to 15 years.
Your dentist at Advanced Dental Care will examine your mouth to create a personalized treatment plan. After any preparatory procedures, like treating decay, your tooth will be prepared for the restoration.
Your dentist in Costa Mesa may administer a local numbing agent to block any pain signals, but it isn't always necessary. They'll reshape your tooth before taking an impression of your mouth. It will be sent to the dental lab, where they will craft your crown to meet your specifications.
It can take the lab a couple of weeks, so your dentist will place a temporary restoration to protect your tooth while you wait. Once the lab has sent your crown back to our office, you will return to have the temporary one removed and your permanent crown bonded to your tooth.
You'll walk out of the office with a high-quality, natural-looking restoration that can last for a decade or longer with the right care, like brushing and flossing.
A single dental crown is among the most common restorative treatments, and for good reasons. Crowns offer many benefits, including:
If you need a dental crown, we can help. We offer the advanced solutions you need to achieve your best smile. If you have questions about dental crowns, or you're ready to schedule your consultation, contact our office today.