When you end up with chipped, cracked, decayed, or missing teeth, it’s easy to think that there’s not much to be done in order to restore your smile. However, the opposite of that is, in fact, true. Thanks to dental crowns, you can get back the smile that you used to have – and the self-confidence that came with it.
How do crowns work?
Crowns are actually some of the simplest cosmetic dentistry options available. They’re essentially what they sound like – a crown, or “cap” that covers a damaged or decayed tooth.
Dr. Jorge de la Osa will first take a look at the tooth (or teeth) in need of a crown. Then, he will take a mold of other teeth to make your crown match the other teeth in your mouth.
The affected tooth is then ground away to remove the damaged part of it, leaving a bit of tooth left called an abutment. The crown, usually made from a ceramic material, is then cemented on top of the abutment.
Do they look and feel real?
A common question asked about crowns is how they’ll look, feel, and function in your mouth. Crowns are designed to replicate real teeth. However, since they’re designed like real teeth, you do need to remember to keep your crowns cleaned just like your normal teeth. This will ensure they last as long as possible.
If you think crowns are what will take your smile to the next level, call us today at 323.266.2120 to schedule an appointment.