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If you’re about to restore your smile with a dental crown, it’s time to do your research! You probably have many questions regarding this beneficial restoration. So, to help you know more so you know what to expect in the dental chair at Newport Dental Arts OC, our dentist, Dr. David Wilhelm, and dental team are happy to give you this Q&A session.

Q: What is a dental crown?

A: It is a tooth-shaped cap that covers the entire tooth, replaces the tooth enamel, and restores the health, function, and appearance of your tooth.

Q: What are the benefits of a dental crown?

A: It can do many things for you, your tooth, and your smile. It can restore the tooth’s shape, size, and strength, and it can enhance its appearance, giving you a more beautiful smile. It can also protect a weak tooth, hold a broken tooth together, restore a worn-down tooth, cover a misshapen tooth, hold a dental bridge in place, cover a dental implant, and even a support a tooth that has a large filling.

Q: What is the process of placing a dental crown?

A: The process of placing a dental crown is easier than you might realize. It begins with your dentist numbing the tooth with an anesthetic and then shaving the enamel to make room for the crown. Then, he will make an impression and will send it to a dental lab technician who will carefully create your dental crown. When the dental crown is custom made for you, it will be sent back to our office. Next, your dentist will use a dental-grade cement to secure it over the tooth.

Call our office today at 949-752-1210 if you have any questions or if you would like to learn more about dental crowns in Newport Beach, California. Our dental team is here to help you, even if it’s just by giving you the answers you’re looking for. We look forward to hearing from you!