Shawna Omid, DDS -  - Dentist

Shawna Omid, DDS

Dentists & Dental Implant Specialists located in Torrance, CA

If you badly damage a tooth after biting down on a hard object such as a lollipop or popcorn kernel, your dentist might recommend a crown to restore its strength, shape, and appearance. At the office of Shawna Omid, DDS, in Torrance, California, the team offers a variety of restorative dentistry options including crowns. To see if you’re a candidate for a crown, make an appointment by calling the office or by clicking the online booking tool today.


What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns are a type of restoration used to repair a severely chipped or damaged tooth. Your dentist might also recommend a dental crown to address decay that’s eating away at your tooth. Once cemented to your tooth, a dental crown covers the entire portion of your enamel that sits above your gumline. It limits pain, prevents infection, and restores your chewing and biting ability. 

Why would I need a dental crown?

Dental crowns are versatile and can address a wide variety of issues. Your Shana Omid, DDS, provider might recommend a crown to: 

  • Protect a weak tooth
  • Restore a broken tooth
  • Hold a dental bridge in place
  • Make a cosmetic modification
  • Cover a dental implant

You might also benefit from a dental crown if you have a tooth with a large filling or a tooth that’s severely chipped as the result of an automobile accident or sports-related injury.

Am I a good candidate for dental crowns?

Dental crowns are one of the safest, quickest, and most common dental restorations. If you have one or more teeth with slight damage, you’re probably a good candidate for a dental crown. However, no two mouths are exactly alike. 

Following an oral exam, review of your medical history, and series of oral X-rays, your Shawna Omid, DDS, provider can determine the type of restoration you’ll most benefit from. 

What is the process of receiving dental crowns?

Receiving a dental crown usually takes two separate appointments. At your first appointment, your dentist performs an oral exam and takes a series of X-rays to better observe your tooth roots and jawbone. If there are no signs of infection, your dentist administers a local anesthetic and carefully prepares your tooth to receive a crown. After reshaping the surface of your tooth, your dentist takes a series of impressions using dental putty. Your dentist sends your impressions to a laboratory that manufactures your crown.

A week or two later, you return to the office of Shawna Omid, DDS. Your dentist lines up the crown and bonds it in place using dental cement. After receiving a new crown, chewing and biting may feel a little strange. However, you’ll adjust in no time. 

To see if you’re a good candidate for a dental crown, make an appointment at the office of Shawna Omid, DDS, by calling or clicking the online booking tool today.