Solving Dental Dilemmas With Porcelain Crowns in Arcadia

Cosmetic Dental Solutions in ArcadiaAt Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia, we use dental crowns to solve a number of dental dilemmas. Sometimes, it’s the only way we can save a tooth.

A dental crown is a strong, natural-looking tooth restoration that covers the top of a damaged tooth. They can remedy the following problems:

  • A broken tooth with decay
  • An existing, ill-fitting crown
  • A decayed tooth that has lost significant tooth structure
  • A tooth that has had a root canal
  • A tooth that is too small or misshapen
  • A tooth that causes a bite problem

Before a crown can be attached, the tooth it is fitting over must be prepared. The affected area is numbed with a local anesthetic. Then any decay is removed, and the tooth is shaped. Next, a mold is taken of the prepped tooth and surrounding teeth.

A temporary crown is placed on the tooth while the permanent crown is created. Vigorous brushing or flossing can displace the crown or damage the exposed soft tissue, so you need to be careful while it’s in. You should also refrain from eating hard or sticky foods.

Once the permanent tooth is ready, it is cemented in place.

For more information about porcelain crowns and other cosmetic dentistry, contact Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia. We also provide family dentistry.

Contact Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS:

626-445-2536

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301 W Huntington Dr. Ste 217
Arcadia, California
91007

 


How Long Do They Last? Dental Crowns in Arcadia

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Pasadena endodontists, oral surgeons, and general dentists use dental crowns (sometimes called caps) in many restorative treatments. A crown adds strength to a tooth that has a large filling or has been injured, a crown can correct bite misalignments, and a crown is usually necessary after a root canal. In a dental implant procedure, attaching the crown to the abutment is the final step.

Crowns are also used extensively for purely cosmetic reasons: yellow teeth, stained teeth, too-small teeth, and teeth that are misshapen.

Dental crowns are fabricated from a variety of materials that vary in appearance and strength:

1. All ceramic (porcelain-based)
2. Porcelain fused to metal
3. Gold alloys
4. Base metal alloys

Your dentist can help you determine which type is right for you. Factors to consider are the location of the crown in the mouth, your budget, and any allergies to metal.

Dental crowns can last for many years, but are not designed to last indefinitely. Even with proper care, dental patients should not expect crowns to be trouble-free for decades.

There is encouraging evidence that points to a high success rate: a 2009 study found that more than 90% of dental crowns will not require treatment within five years of placement. The study also found that 50% to 80% last from 15 to 20 years.1

At Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS in Arcadia, services include dental implants and cosmetic dentistry. We also offer gum disease treatment and family dentistry.

1Bader JD1, Shugars DA., “Summary review of the survival of single crowns,” PubMed.gov, 2009, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19146146, accessed June 16, 2014

Contact Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS:

626-445-2536

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

301 W Huntington Dr. Ste 217
Arcadia, California
91007