Dental crowns can solve a number of problems with your teeth.

For a versatile and secure way to protect a damaged tooth, our dentist, Dr. Jorge de la Osa and his associates at Sunshine Dental Group may suggest a dental crown in Commerce, California.

Crowns can protect a tooth that has been severely compromised by tooth decay or an oral trauma. If a tooth has a large filling that it can’t support, or is broken, a crown may be used to hold it together. Crowns can also anchor a dental bridge or cover an implant. Your dentist may use a crown to make a cosmetic improvement to your smile. Our office proud to offer Captek® and zirconia crowns which are known for their appearance and durability.

To prepare your tooth for a crown, the dentist will remove the tooth enamel to reveal the layer of dentin. After taking an impression of the tooth, the dentist will cover it with a temporary crown which you will wear while the permanent crown is made. When it is ready, the dentist will cement it into place.

The new crown will protect your tooth down to the gumline. But it is still vulnerable to cavities in that area, so you will need to continue to faithfully brush and floss your teeth each day and see your dentist for your regular appointments.

If you have a problematic tooth and would like to learn more about crowns, our dentists will be happy to see you and make a treatment recommendation. If you would like to make an appointment, you can reach us at 323.266.2120.