Dental crowns repair, protect, and aesthetically enhance teeth in Newport Beach, CA
No matter how diligent your oral hygiene routine is, life can happen. Chips, breaks, infection, and decay can all affect the health and function of your teeth, in addition to altering the appearance of your smile. At Newport Dental Arts, patients in the Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Corona Del Mar, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Fountain Valley, Costa Mesa, and surrounding CA communities can rely on our dental team to provide natural-looking restorations such as porcelain dental crowns to restore the beauty and function of their smiles.
Why a dental crown may be needed
A dental crown is often called a “dental cap” because that is exactly what it does – it is a custom-made restoration that fits over the top of your tooth. Dental crowns are among the most common dental restorations used in the United States, and for good reason. They can be used in a variety of circumstances, such as:
- Broken, chipped, or cracked teeth
- To anchor a dental bridge in place after tooth loss
- To finish a dental implant
- After root canal therapy
- To enhance the appearance of a tooth that is oddly shaped, misshapen, or permanently stained
- To strengthen a tooth that has been weakened, worn down, or a large filling placed
Getting a dental crown placed
Getting a dental crown placed typically takes two visits to the office. In the first visit, we prepare your tooth for the placement of the crown by shaping it to the right size for the crown to fit properly over the tooth. Then, we take dental impressions so your crown can be custom-made for a precise fit. We will place a temporary crown over your tooth to protect it while the permanent crown is being fabricated. Once it is ready, you will come back into the office and after making any minor adjustments so your crown fits perfectly, the dentist will bond it securely in place.
Whether you are interested in a front tooth crown for cosmetic purposes or need the protection and functionality that a dental crown offers after an unexpected injury or decay, the dental team at Newport Dental Arts is here for you. With custom-made crowns made from natural-looking materials such as ceramic, your teeth will look and feel great while also being protected from future damage. To schedule your consultation, call our Newport Beach, CA office today at (949) 755-7623.