What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that will cover the entire visible portion of a tooth when it is placed. A dental crown is used to restore a damaged tooth to its original shape, size, strength and appearance.
When is a dental crown recommended?
When a tooth is too damaged to be repaired by a dental filling, a dental crown in San Jose, California, may be recommended by Dr. Ravi Aulakh. Some common issues that can be repaired with a dental crown include:
– A broken tooth
– A chipped tooth
– A tooth that is in danger of breaking
– A worn down tooth
– A tooth with weak enamel
What happens during dental crown placement?
When you come in to have a dental crown placed, the enamel is shaped to allow room for the dental crown. Then impressions are taken of the tooth and the surrounding teeth so that the dental crown can be custom made. When your crown is complete, our dentist will check the fit and color of the crown. Adjustments will be made if needed. Then the dental crown will be cemented in place.
How do I care for my dental crown?
Surprisingly, no special care is needed for a dental crown. Simply brush your teeth twice a day, floss once a day, and visit AZ Dental often for regular dental cleanings and exams.
For more information and to schedule your next visit, please call our office today at 408-437-1111.