Although tooth enamel can be quite resilient, your teeth are still susceptible to damage by decay, injury, and gum disease. A damaged or decayed tooth should be treated quickly to keep the problem from worsening. If not tended to properly, you may lose your tooth. Dental crowns can help repair and restore compromised teeth to save them from extraction. We offer dental crowns services at the office of Brian Gradinger, DMD, in Valencia, California.
What Dental Crowns Can Do
A dental crown can help restore the health and function of a tooth severely compromised by decay or injury. Crowns are like protective caps placed over cracked or broken teeth to keep them from further breakage. Dr. Brian Gradinger may also crown a severely decayed tooth–once the decay has been treated–to protect it from future infection.
Dental crowns cover teeth completely, from the top to the gum line. They help seal your teeth to keep decay and harmful bacteria at bay. Crowning a damaged tooth can fortify its structure to keep it from crumbling. By repairing severely decayed or damaged teeth, dental crowns can restore their usefulness and function. A crowned tooth can continue to be used for biting and chewing without feeling pain or discomfort. Dental crowns are durable and long-lasting, giving you years and years of dependable use. Through dental crowns, your Valencia, California, dentist can help save damaged teeth so they don’t have to be extracted.
Dental crowns can be made of metal, ceramic, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Cosmetically, porcelain is the best choice as porcelain closely resembles natural teeth. Porcelain crowns tend to blend smoothly with natural teeth when you smile, so no one can tell you’ve had this treatment. In fact, porcelain crowns are often used as a cosmetic treatment to conceal tooth flaws and discolorations and improve the appearance of your teeth. Dental crowns can enhance a tooth’s color, shape, and size to make your smile more attractive.
Because they’re applied over existing teeth, crowns can instantly fix problems like:
- Cracks, chips, or fractures
- Misshapen teeth
- Uneven teeth
- Minor misalignments
- Gaps between teeth
Tooth flaws in front teeth are highly visible, which can mar the beauty of your entire smile. Crowning your front teeth can give your pearly whites a new look that makes your smile stand out.
The Versatility of Dental Crown Treatment
Crowns can be used as both a cosmetic and restorative treatment. They can work alone to repair, protect, and restore weak, damaged, or flawed teeth or combine them with other dental treatments like root canal therapy or implants.
Teeth Crowns Near Me in Valencia, California
To learn more about dental crowns or to schedule a consultation for dental crown treatment, contact Dr. Brian Gradinger in Valencia, California, at (661) 450-6650. We look forward to meeting your dental care needs.