Crowns can improve your smile in a variety of ways, from replacing an unsightly tooth to reinforcing a damaged one. If your smile is in need of a crown, schedule a visit to Daryl Cranon, DDS General Dentistry. At his state-of-the-art clinic in Mid City, Los Angeles, Dr. Cranon provides his patients with high-quality crowns to keep their smiles beautiful and healthy. Schedule your consultation by calling the office or booking a visit online and get your crown today.
A crown is a prosthetic tooth cap that is permanently sealed over an existing root structure, like a natural tooth root or a dental implant. Unlike a veneer, which only covers the front side of your tooth, a crown covers your entire tooth above the gumline. A crown can replace, reinforce, or restore a tooth that’s decayed, damaged, missing, or unsightly.
Dr. Cranon might recommend you get a crown for a number of reasons, including to:
Dr. Cranon also typically fits you with a crown after you’ve had a root canal. This restores and reinforces your tooth’s structural integrity following the procedure.
Dr. Cranon installs your crown in a few easy office visits. First, he numbs your tooth and the surrounding tissue with a local anesthetic, then makes room for the crown by shaving off some enamel.
Next, he takes an impression of your smile that he sends off to a lab. The lab designs and fabricates your crown so that it blends in seamlessly with your smile and fits comfortably in your bite. Dr. Cranon fits you with a temporary crown while you wait for your permanent one to come back from the lab.
Once your permanent crown is back from the lab, you come in for another visit. Dr. Cranon places the crown, checks that the fit is comfortable, and seals it with dental cement that hardens upon exposure to a special light.
Your crown can be treated just like the rest of your teeth. Brush and floss daily and maintain regular cleaning appointments and exams with the team at Daryl Cranon, DDS General Dentistry to ensure the health of your crown and the rest of your smile.
Don’t wait any longer to restore your smile. Schedule your crown consultation today by calling the office or booking a visit online.