As you age, it can be normal for your teeth to become damaged or degraded. Fortunately, dental crowns can serve to protect and restore these damaged teeth. Arman Dayan, DDS, Anne Kim, DDS and the team at Orange Coast Dental Specialty in Huntington Beach, California, have extensive experience placing and maintaining dental crowns, helping to restore your beautiful and bright smile. To learn more, call the office or book online today to schedule your first appointment with the dedicated dental team.
If you have experienced some level of decay or damage to one or more of your teeth as you age, you are not alone. In fact, millions of Americans experience the exact same thing. When this decay or damage happens, the health and appearance of your teeth can be negatively affected. In addition to the degradation of the appearance of your smile, damaged or diseased teeth can lead to further problems if left untreated.
A dental crown is essentially a cap that appears just like a natural, healthy tooth. This cap is placed over the diseased or damaged tooth, serving to restore the strength, integrity, function, and appearance. Each crown that is placed is then cemented into place, covering the entirety of the tooth down to the gum line.
Orange Coast Dental Specialty utilizes same-day CEREC® 3-D technology to deliver the efficient installation of dental crowns. The CEREC scanner uses CAD/CAM technology to quickly take highly accurate 3-D scans of the mouth, and then uses that information to create precision dental fillings. This technology drastically reduces the amount of time that it takes to complete the dental filling process.
So long are the days of follow up appointments and unpleasant impression materials. The CEREC technology allows for you to have high esthetic restorations made by Dr. Dayan in a single visit, without follow up appointment. Dr. Dayan has a scanner that can capture your full dentition in seconds and then transfer the data to the computer which means no uncomfortable impressions or jaw aches! With CEREC the final restoration is designed, manufactured, and placed in your mouth directly without any temporary compromises needed.
There are a variety of reasons why a tooth can become damaged or diseased, especially as we age. Improper brushing and flossing habits throughout life can lead to gum disease, which can degrade a tooth. Dental crowns can serve to:
As you can see, dental crowns are very versatile. The team at Orange Coast Dental Specialty will work with you to determine whether a dental crown may help you.
Dental crowns are designed to be very durable. With proper placement and care, dental crowns can last between 5-15 years. Just as with your normal teeth, it is important to brush and floss your crowns properly. Their longevity will also depend on how much wear-and-tear they are exposed to. Certain activities such as chewing ice grinding your teeth should be avoided.
The CEREC scanner is quite versatile. Aside from same-day crowns, Orange Coast Dental uses the CEREC scanner to manufacture veneers and onlays.
Veneers are custom-crafted shells of composite resin or porcelain. Dr.Dayan bonds them to the front of your permanent teeth, improving their size, shape, color, and appearance. It’s possible to get one or two veneers, but most people get six or eight. This ensures you have a balanced, symmetric smile.
If you develop a minor cavity, Dr. Dayan might recommend an onlay. An onlay is a single piece of composite resin or porcelain that covers the points of a molar or premolar. Once placed, an onlay prevents further decay and keeps harmful bacteria from entering your tooth.
To learn more about dental crowns and whether they may be able to help you achieve the smile of your dreams, call the office or book online today to schedule your first appointment with the team at Orange Coast Dental Specialty.