When a tooth is damaged, a dental crown can restore its strength and appearance while preventing even worse issues. Porcelain crowns from Gus Huerta, DDS, in Sherman Oaks, California, look and function like your natural teeth. To see if you’re a candidate for crowns, call the office or schedule an appointment by using the online booking tool today.
Dental crowns are protective coverings that restore and repair chipped, cracked, or badly decaying teeth. A dental crown covers the entire tooth above the gumline, and it prevents future decay while improving both the cosmetic appearance of the tooth and its functioning for chewing and biting. Among many different types of crowns, Dr. Huerta recommends porcelain because it’s durable and closely mirrors the function, look, and feel of natural teeth.
Crowns are extremely versatile. If you have a cavity that is too large for a basic filling, a crown can cover the tooth, provide function and structure, and prevent loss of your natural tooth. Crowns can also fix teeth that are chipped, cracked, or severely worn down.
If you need a root canal, your tooth may be fragile and require additional protection after the procedure. A crown restores the strength of the tooth and helps prevent bacteria from reaching your tooth.
Dr. Huerta determines whether your tooth would benefit from a crown. After an oral exam, review of your dental history, and discussion of your oral health goals, Dr. Huerta can customize a treatment plan. You might also have X-rays taken to give the dentist a better look at the condition of your teeth and jaw.
Should you require a dental implant, you schedule an appointment with a periodontist and then Dr. Huerta and his team insert and cement the porcelain crown.
Crowns last an average of 10-15 years, but if you take excellent care of the crown, it can last the rest of your life. You care for a crown just as you do for your natural teeth, such as brushing twice daily and flossing. Keeping up with regular visits to the dentist for cleanings and exams also helps prolong the life of your crowns.
Give your damaged tooth the royal treatment with a porcelain dental crown from Gus Huerta, DDS. To schedule a consultation and learn more about dental crowns, call the office or book an appointment online today.