Glendora area patients ask when they may need Dental Crowns placed
Dental crowns, also referred to as “caps,” are restorations meant to repair areas that have been affected by decay, breakage, or discoloration. These restorations cover the entire tooth. They can be used for both aesthetics and protection. In some cases, they are bonded over teeth that have aesthetic flaws, and in others, they are used to offer strength after breakage.
The reasons for dental crowns may include:
- Recent root canal therapy
- Large filling that affects the integrity of the tooth’s structure
- Cracks and breakage
- Coverage for permanent staining that does not respond to bleaching methods
- For use with false teeth (pontics) to create dental bridges
- Restoration of a dental implant
Dr. Brianne Luu of Gentle Care Dentistry uses dental crowns in many situations and she will recommend them to patients when appropriate. Some areas of breakage on the anterior teeth may be handled with veneers or composite dental bonding. Patients can speak to their dentist about the various options available for any situation that may occur. We ensure our patients are educated on the many methods that can be used to repair and correct their smile before deciding on the best solution.
Porcelain is a very strong and beautiful material that can provide excellent coverage and protection for natural teeth. They are fabricated in a manner that matches the existing natural teeth to ensure they blend in with the smile and do not stand out as obvious dental restorations. By matching the color, shade, and overall appearance of the natural teeth, dental crowns are not only aesthetic but discreet.
If you live in the Glendora area and you believe dental crowns may be appropriate for you, contact Dr. Brianne Luu and the helpful staff of Gentle Care Dentistry today. Our team is here to assist and is happy to work with new patients.