Dental Crowns in redondo beach

What Are Dental Crowns?

A dental crown is essentially a cap for a damaged tooth or dental implant. Crowns can be made from a variety of materials, like metal, porcelain, or white zirconia. At ARTSCI Dental, Dr. Anthony Nguyen uses dental crowns to restore damaged teeth by covering the entire tooth, all the way down to the gum line. 
Most crowns last 10-15 years before needing to be replaced, making them a long-lasting solution for restoring damaged teeth.

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Dental crowns help protect your natural roots!

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The Dental Crown Process

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Preparing The Damaged Tooth

First, Dr. Nguyen will trim your tooth to remove damaged material. They’ll then shape it into a strong, sturdy platform to which the crown will eventually be attached.

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Digital Impressions

Next, we’ll take a series of digital images that create a 3D model of your teeth and gums. These images are then sent to one of our trusted dental labs where your crown will be made out of a high-quality ceramic or porcelain material. You’ll be given a temporary crown while you wait for your permanent one.

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Placing The Crown

When your new crown has been completed, you’ll return to our office, where Dr. Nguyen will check it’s fit, and make any necessary adjustments before the final placement. The crown will be cemented in place, and you’ll be free to go, and smile with confidence.

Dental Crown Options

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Lab-Made Crowns

At ARTSCI Dental, we work with excellent dental labs to ensure your crown looks great and fits perfectly. We send them hyper-accurate digital impressions of your teeth and gums, so they can craft custom crowns that match the rest of your smile. As they generally take a week or two to complete, you’ll be provided with a temporary crown in the meantime.

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Some types of dental crowns can be matched to the color of the surrounding teeth!

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Why Do I Need A Dental Crown?

If you have a tooth that is decayed to the point that a dental filling is no longer a viable option, Dr. Nguyen may recommend a dental crown for you. Additionally, crowns are a great option for patients with cracked or broken teeth, when the root is still in good enough shape to support a restoration. If the root is also damaged, Dr. Nguyen may suggest a dental implant, a screw-shaped titanium post that functions like a natural tooth root, atop which a crown can be placed.

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How Do I Care For My Dental Crown?

One of the best things about dental crowns is how easy they can be to take care of. Brushing your teeth twice a day, and flossing daily can go a long way in making sure your dental crown stands the test of time. If you’re experiencing teeth sensitivity, try using a toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth. Stay away from eating hard foods or crunching on ice, as they could cause your crown to crack or chip, especially if your crown is made of porcelain. Patients who grind their teeth at night also run the risk of cracking their crown, so if this sounds like you, ask Dr. Nguyen about a night guard to protect your bite.

Did you know…

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Dental crowns can last up to 15 years with proper care!

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