If you have a tooth with serious structural damage, you might be a candidate for a porcelain crown. A crown is a type of restoration that fits over the top of the natural tooth. It adds strength, improves function, and restores its cosmetic appearance. Our Agoura Hills dentist can help you decide if a crown is the right choice for you.
Crowns are often used with teeth that:
• Have had root canal therapy
• Are badly damaged or decayed
• Are misshapen
• Are fractured
• Are severely discolored
We can also use crowns with dental implants or dental bridges to replace lost teeth.
A crown is typically placed in two dental visits. During the first visit, we will prepare the tooth by removing decayed tissue and shaping the enamel. Next, we will take a dental impression to ensure an accurate fit. The impression is sent to the dental lab, which will design the new crown. We will apply a temporary crown to protect your tooth until the porcelain crown is ready.
Call our office today to learn more about porcelain dental crowns or to schedule your appointment with our dentist.