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