If you’ve broken a tooth or have severe tooth decay, you may require a crown to restore your tooth. Danny Shiri, DDS, with an office in Carthay, Los Angeles, is a dental specialist who can treat your tooth condition and provide the crown you need to restore your smile. For comprehensive and compassionate dental care, call the office, or request an appointment online.
Also referred to as a cap, a crown is a tooth-shaped prosthetic that covers the entire visible portion of your tooth. In effect, the crown acts as your tooth’s outer surface to restore shape, size, and function.
Dr. Shiri can explain to you why you need a crown during your evaluation. Some of the most common reasons include:
There are many different materials used to make crowns. However, Dr. Shiri prefers crowns with a mixture of porcelain, so they have a look and feel similar to your natural tooth.
You may require at least two visits to Dr. Shiri for the placement of your crown. During your first visit, Dr. Shiri reshapes your tooth and makes an impression that he sends out to a dental laboratory to create your permanent crown.
Typically, a portion of your tooth has to be removed for your crown to fit properly. Before he sends you home, Dr. Shiri covers your newly shaped tooth with a temporary crown.
When you return to the office for placement of your permanent crown, Dr. Shiri removes your temporary crown and places your new crown over your tooth. Before he permanently cements your crown in place, he ensures that it fits comfortably and matches the color of your teeth.
With good care, your crown may last up to 15 years. Dr. Shiri recommends you return to the office for your regular check-ups and cleanings to help ensure the longevity of your crown.
He also recommends you brush and floss your teeth daily to maintain good oral hygiene, which also helps protect your crown. Dr. Shiri may recommend you avoid chewing on ice and using your teeth as scissors to prevent any unnecessary stress on your crown.
Crowns can restore your smile and protect your teeth. For comprehensive dental care from an exceptional dentist, call Danny Shiri, DDS, or request an appointment online.