Woodland Hills Dental Crowns – Southern Cal Smiles
Also Serving Patients in Calabasas
Are you looking for a dental restoration to improve the appearance and function of a weak tooth? Dental crowns resemble natural teeth in appearance, and are placed over damaged or decayed teeth to add strength and support.Dr. Fredericks, a Woodland Hills cosmetic dentist, often uses crowns to rejuvenate the smiles of her patients at her practice near Calabasas. The placement process is simple and straightforward, and you can quickly return to smiling and eating normally.
Improve Your Smile with Dental Crowns
Dental crowns restore function and appearance to chipped, cracked or otherwise damaged teeth. A dental crown makes it easier to chew, speak and smile. It also provides strength to a tooth that is structurally flawed. The restorations are custom-crafted to blend in perfectly with your smile — no one will be able to detect your natural teeth from your dental crown.
Dental Crown Placement: What to Expect
Dental crown placement usually requires several visits to Dr. Fredericks’ Woodland Hills dental practice. First, she will fit you for your dental crown. This involves taking impressions to help create a model for your crown. The information is sent to a dental laboratory, which will craft your crown from quality materials (usually porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal or gold).
In the meantime, Dr. Fredericks will prepare your tooth to receive its crown. She will remove a small bit of tooth structure in order to make room for the crown to fit over the surface of the tooth. This is not painful. After she has reshaped the tooth, she will place a temporary crown over it so you can eat and speak normally while your permanent restoration is being fabricated.
Once your permanent crown is ready, you’ll return to Dr. Fredericks to have it placed. She will remove the temporary crown and position your customized crown over your tooth, bonding it into place with a strong dental adhesive. She will make any final adjustments for a comfortable fit, and will ensure that your bite is stable with your new crown in place.
Before you leave, Dr. Fredericks will explain how to care for your restoration and clean it to maximize its longevity. Crowns need to be carefully cleaned to prevent bacteria and plaque from building up where the crown meets the gum. They should also be regularly checked by Dr. Fredericks in order to catch any potential problems in their earliest stages.
Ask Us a Question about Dental Crowns
Would you like to learn more about the placement of dental crowns? Contact Southern Cal Smiles, the Woodland Hills dental practice of Dr. Susan Fredericks. Call or email us today.