Dental Crowns Irvine
When tooth damage or decay has become more extensive, to the point that it has seriously damaged your tooth or has caused tooth loss, our experienced dentist may suggest a dental crown or dental bridge in order to restore your smile.The procedure becomes necessary for several reasons: your tooth is very weak, extremely damaged or there are other cosmetic reasons.
Crowns are beautiful, natural-looking restorations. They form a protective cap over a damaged tooth and prevent further damage that may result in tooth loss. Crowns are used to restore teeth that have too much damage to be repaired with simple fillings. This may be a result of cracks, decay, broken areas, or very large fillings. Made of porcelain, crowns also improve the natural aesthetic of your smile.
Types of crowns:
- Stainless steel
- Cosmetic crowns (usually made of porcelain or ceramic)
Your dentist will discuss types of crowns and will recommend the best options for your situation. You will be able to compare pros and cons of each type and reach overall consensus about which crown to choose.
To get dental crowns attached to your teeth it usually takes two visits. At your first appointment, your dentist will fully examine your teeth and mouth to see if the crown can support the tooth. After that, he will prepare it for the crown. If the tooth is too volatile, Dr. Jeevan may need to fill it in to make it large enough for the crown to fit the tooth.Afterward, when the tooth is filed to the proper shape, the doctor will make an impression of the tooth. The impression will be sent to a dental laboratory in order to make permanent crowns.
After your first visit, you will have a temporary crown placed on your prepared tooth. It will protect it till the next visit when you get permanent crowns attached.
During your second visit, a dental technician will have already created your dental crowns. During this procedure, a temporary crown will be removed and a permanent crown will be positioned and fixed to the tooth with dental adhesive material.
After this treatment, you may need some time to adjust and feel normal again with the crown in your mouth. After the adaptation process, the crown will feel, look and function as a regular tooth.
Bridges are similar to crowns, but they are used to replace one or more missing teeth. The teeth on either side of the gap caused by a lost tooth are prepared as abutments to hold two dental crowns that anchor the bridge. The dental bridge, with an artificial tooth anchored in the space left by the missing tooth, is permanently cemented onto the teeth once it’s ensured to fit perfectly.
If you are interested in learning more about dental crowns in Irvine, California, as well as our high-quality dental bridges, please contact our dental office today. We are happy to schedule your consultation with Dr. Jeevan Ghatnekar so you can get started on improving your smile.