Dental crowns, sometimes referred to as caps, encase the visible portion of a tooth. While cosmetic dental crowns may be used to improve the appearance, crowns may also be used to restore the strength, size, or shape as well. When a tooth is weak from decay, a dental crown may be advised to hold the parts of the tooth together. A crown may also be advisable when you have suffered a cracked tooth as well as covering dental implants or to hold bridges in place.
Crowns may also be used to cover up teeth that are severely misshapen or discolored. At the Bedford Dental Group, we understand how important your appearance is to you and strive to provide you with the latest advances in cosmetic dentistry. Our clientele has included celebrities; however, we believe that all of our patients deserve first-class dental care in a pleasant environment.
In practical terms, a dentist in Beverly Hills will typically recommend two visits for a dental crown to be installed. During the first visit, we will shape your tooth to the ideal shape and size and make an impression so the crown can be created. Any decay that may be present will also be removed during this visit. When the day arrives for you to receive your dental crown, you have the option of local anesthesia, but either way the job will be done beautifully.
We offer a variety of options for dental crowns. In the past, many crowns were manufactured from stainless steel or from gold. Today, our patients are able to enjoy the benefit of ceramic and porcelain crowns. These types of dental crowns offer a more natural match to your teeth along with presenting a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Furthermore, ceramic and porcelain crowns are also a good option for patients who may have allergic reactions to metal.
While ceramic and porcelain crowns are a more natural looking, they are not as strong as metal crowns and they may wear down over time. To prevent this problem, we also offer another option at the Bedford Dental Group. A porcelain window combines the beauty and natural appearance of a porcelain cladding with the durability of a metal crown base. As a result, you can enjoy a naturally looking crown without worrying about it wearing down in the future.
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