September 25th, 2015
Dental crowns have been around a long time, but they continue to play an important role in Los Angeles cosmetic dentistry. A dental crown, often called a cap, covers the visible part of the tooth.
Dental crowns are used for several problems common among Beverly Hills cosmetic dentistry patients:
An old crown that is damaged or ill-fitting
A broken tooth
A tooth with extreme decay
A tooth that has had a root canal
A tooth that is too small or misshapen
A tooth that prevents a proper bite
A dental crown serves both structural and aesthetic purposes. It protects a natural tooth from additional decay and damage while permitting normal function. In addition, a dental crown often prevents the need for an extraction and the bone loss that can occur with a missing tooth.
Beverly Hills cosmetic dentistry patients who get a dental crown should not assume that the tooth is now invincible. Crowns need daily cleaning and flossing just like natural teeth. The remaining tooth structure just around the gumline could still become decayed and the soft tissue around the crown is susceptible to gum disease. Chewing hard foods or using your teeth as a tool can cause a crown to crack or break. (Use scissors to open a stubborn plastic package – don’t bite and pull!) Your Los Angeles cosmetic dentist can advise you on caring for your new crown so that it will last as long as possible. Some of our Century City patients have crowns that are still looking beautiful after ten years.
For information on Beverly Hills dental crown prices, invisible braces, conscious sedation, or teeth whitening, call Century City Aesthetic Dentistry today at 855-219-8706 or visit http://www.billdorfmandds.com/meet-the-team/dr-dorfman/.
May 2nd, 2014
Some Beverly Hills residents who have a weak or broken tooth may want to research dental crowns as a solution to improve their smile and overall oral health. A crown is really a cap or covering that is tooth-shaped and when it is in place, it will cover the portion of the tooth that is above the gum line.
Crowns can be made of metals, resin, ceramic, porcelain, or a porcelain-fused-to-metal material. Your Los Angeles area dentist will usually put in a temporary crown while a permanent crown is being created especially for your mouth in a dental laboratory.
Dental crowns have been used successfully in Beverly Hills, Century City and Los Angeles cosmetic dentistry for decades.
Many California dentists use crowns when performing smile makeovers to cover patient’s discolored or poorly shaped teeth. Strong, natural-looking crowns are also used with dental implants.
If you think a dental crown may be right for you, check with your Beverly Hills dentist. Or, if you are searching for quality dental care in the Beverly Hills area, call us here at Century City Aesthetic Dentistry. We are located in Los Angeles and have been serving the greater Los Angeles area since 1985. We are currently accepting new patients at our state-of-the art, yet warm and comfortable dental office.
Call us at 855-219-8706 and our professional and aware staff can answer any questions you have about teeth whitening, veneers, enamel shaping, or any other cosmetic dental, general oral health, or dental financing questions.
July 20th, 2012
Dental crowns have been used in dentistry for over 2000 years. There is evidence that the Etruscans experimented with crowns on teeth using ivory and bone as early as 700 B.C. By 200 A.D., they began using gold crowns to construct artificial teeth. Ancient Egyptians fashioned tooth replacements out of seashells and then hammered them into their gums (conscious sedation, anyone?).
Porcelain crowns were first used in the 1800s. With the refining of metal casting methods in the 1900s, crown dentistry advanced significantly.
Today in Los Angeles, porcelain dental crowns are used to give you a beautiful, restored smile.
Dental crowns (also called caps) cover the entire visible portion of the tooth and are cemented in place. Crowns are used to strengthen teeth that have been worn down or weakened by decay or injury. Crowns are also used to restore the original shape of a tooth or solely to improve the appearance of a tooth.
The most common types of crowns are:
The material used is determined by several factors. If you suspect you need a crown, want to replace an old crown, or want to learn about other cosmetic dentistry procedures, call Dr. Bill Dorfman at 855-219-8706. Century City Aesthetic Dentistry is located at 2080 Century Park E, Ste 1601 in Los Angeles. We have been serving clients in the Los Angeles area since 1985. We can recommend the best tooth restoration or cosmetic dentistry option for you.