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How Long Will A Dental Crown Last?

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Endodontists, oral surgeons, and general dentists use dental crowns (sometimes called caps) in many restorative treatments. A crown adds strength to a tooth that has a large filling or has been injured, a crown can correct bite misalignments, and a crown is usually necessary after a root canal. In a dental implant procedure, attaching the crown to the abutment is the final step.

Crowns are also used extensively for purely cosmetic problems: yellow teeth, stained teeth, too-small teeth, and teeth that are misshapen.

Dental crowns are fabricated from a variety of materials that vary in appearance and strength:

1. All ceramic (porcelain-based)
2. Porcelain fused to metal
3. Gold alloys
4. Base metal alloys

Your dentist can help you determine which type is right for you. Factors to consider are: the location of the crown in the mouth, your budget, and any allergies to metal.

When many dentists provide a crown restoration, they use a process that requires two office visits. On the first visit, the dentist will prepare the tooth and take an impression for the dental lab. Then, the dentist will make a temporary crown for the patient to use until the permanent crown is ready. Some dentists have special technology that allows them to fabricate and place crowns in one visit.

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last? Dental crowns can last for many years, but are not designed to last indefinitely. Even with proper care, dental patients should not expect crowns to be trouble-free for decades. There is encouraging evidence, however, that points to a high success rate: a 2009 study found that more than 90% of dental crowns will not require treatment within five years of placement. The study also found that 50% to 80% last from 15 to 20 years.1

At Century City Aesthetic Dentistry, we provide quality restorative and cosmetic dentistry. In addition to dental crowns, we offer sedation dentistry, smile design, and Zoom whitening

 

Contact Dr. Bill Dorfman, DDS – Century City Aesthetic Dentistry: 877-703-7062

Location:

Century City Aesthetic Dentistry
2080 Century Park E Ste 1601
Los Angeles, California 90067

https://www.billdorfmandds.com/meet-the-team/dr-dorfman/

1Bader JD1, Shugars DA., “Summary review of the survival of single crowns,” PubMed.gov, 2009, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19146146, accessed June 16, 2014


Century City Aesthetic Dentistry Guide To Healthy Tooth Enamel

Century City Aesthetic Dentistry Guide To Healthy Tooth Enamel

Here at Century City Aesthetic Dentistry, we want your teeth to last a lifetime! Tooth enamel is one of the strongest substances in the body, but it is non-renewable so it is important to not neglect or abuse our teeth. Daily teeth and gum care is the best way to protect tooth enamel.

Even though most drug stores carries hard bristle brushes, we counsel our patients to brush with a soft brush after every meal to gently clean away food particles. Scrub too hard, and you can erode enamel. It is ideal to brush immediately after eating, but brushing within 60 minutes of a meal has benefits. The quicker you remove food from your teeth, the better it is for your enamel.

Flossing regularly is also vital to keep gums healthy. Whether the food is on tooth surfaces, or hidden in between, it is not doing your enamel any good.

Bill Dorfman recommends a checkup and thorough cleaning every six months. Our skilled hygienists remove tartar, a substance that attracts plaque to the surface of the teeth and can weaken tooth structures. Regular checkups prevent problems and save you money on expensive restorations down the road.

Remember: don’t use your teeth for opening packages! Keep scissors and bottle openers handy. At Century City Aesthetic Dentistry, we see damaged teeth and dental work as a result of patients using their teeth as tools. Biting down on something too hard, like ice or hard candy can also impair enamel.

Teeth grinding is also a common dental threat. Be careful not to grind teeth, this can not only wear away enamel but also pave ways for cavities to get in. If you grind your teeth while you are sleeping, make an appointment to be fitted for a nightguard. Your enamel will thank you.

Lastly, remember: drink water. Coffee, sports drinks, soda, wine, and tea all contain a lot of acid and/or sugar. Cut back, or at least use a straw. These drinks cause a lot of dental caries for non-water drinkers.

We hope you find these Century City Aesthetic Dentistry tips helpful. For more details on trusted dental care, or to schedule an appointment, talk to our Los Angeles family dentist office today at 877-703-7062!

Contact Century City Aesthetic Dentistry: 877-703-7062

Location (tap to open in Google Maps):
2080 Century Park E Ste 1601
Los Angeles, California 90067


Smokeless Is Not Harmless For Los Angeles Tobacco Chewers

Smokeless Is Not Harmless For Los Angeles Tobacco ChewersHello, Los Angeles dental friends. Today’s topic is ‘The Dangers Of Smokeless Tobacco’.

Cigarette sales have decreased in the past decade, but some  tobacco consumers have switched to smokeless products.

There is a common misconception (especially among teens) that smokeless tobacco is harmless. This is absolutely not true. Regardless of the specific type: spit tobacco, snuff, chew, or pinch, this form of tobacco is as deadly as old-school cigarettes.

At Century City Aesthetic Dentistry, we encounter serious consequences of smokeless tobacco use because many occur in the mouth. Oral cancer, mouth lesions, gum disease and tooth decay are the most common dental problems caused by smokeless tobacco.

Keeping a pinch between your cheek and gum all day is worse than keeping an all-day sucker tucked in there. The tobacco contains almost as much sugar as the candy but delivers dangerous chemicals as an added bonus. The dangers are two-fold: the tobacco erodes the teeth and also causes the gums to pull away from teeth.

Precancerous Mouth Lesion Screening: Mouth lesions are painful sores that could eventually become cancer. If smokeless tobacco use is stopped, the lesions usually disappear within a year for dental patients.

Oral Cancer: Smokeless tobacco use increases the risk for several types of life-threatening cancers including those of the mouth, gums, lips, tongue, and throat.

Oral cancers can be as deadly as lung cancer and usually require surgery. If the patient is fortunate and the cancer is successfully removed with surgery, the collateral damage to the face, neck, or jaw is not pretty.

These are the main dental risks of smokeless tobacco. In addition, I should also mention two other biggies: addiction and heart disease, though those are topics for another day.

At Century City Aesthetic Dentistry in Los Angeles, we perform oral cancer screenings and mouth lesions examinations. To receive more details, or schedule an appointment, call 877-703-7062.

If want to quit using smokeless tobacco products, we recommend that you speak with Dr. Dorfman, your primary care doctor, or your pharmacist.

Contact Century City Aesthetic Dentistry: 877-703-7062  

2080 Century Park E Ste 1601
Los Angeles, California 90067


Visit Century City Aesthetic Dentistry For The Royal Treatment

Beverly Hills smile design

In need of a crown? At Century City Aesthetic Dentistry, we can provide the exceptional experience you’re looking for with the dental work you need. Get discolored teeth brightened and chipped teeth fixed. Get uncomplicated transformations or full smile makeovers.

Dr. Bill Dorfman has been here since 1985. Crowning patients and empowering them with confidence.

https://www.billdorfmandds.com/meet-the-team/dr-dorfman/

If you’re packed and ready, we can guide you on your journey to full oral health and vitality.

Call us at: 877-703-7062 Located in the 90067 zip code area we serve California, Hollywood, and Century City. Patients from Beverly Hills will tell you that they are number one when they walk through our doors.

No matter what concerns you most about your smile, dental, or orthodontic needs, we’ll answer your toughest questions and direct your course with precision. We’d love to schedule you for dental implants. We want you to experience the renewal that comes from cosmetic dentistry or Invisalign braces.

Whether you need veneers, crowns, whitening, braces or implants. We have a seat ready for you to dictate from.

Let us fulfill your every whim:

porcelain veneers
dental crowns
sedation dentistry
smile design
Zoom whitening

See you soon, your highness.

You deserve a billion dollar smile.

Bill Dorfman
Century City Aesthetic Dentistry
2080 Century Park E Ste 1601
Los Angeles, California zip code 90067
877-703-7062
https://www.billdorfmandds.com/meet-the-team/dr-dorfman/


At Century City Aesthetic Dentistry We Treat You Like Family

Bill Dorfman dentist

At Century City Aesthetic Dentistry, our Los Angeles patients are treated like family. I am Dr. Bill Dorfman and my relationship with my patients is paramount.

You know what puts a smile on my face? When I use advanced cosmetic dentistry to create a dazzling smile makeover for one of my patients.

My staff and I at Century City Aesthetic Dentistry can guarantee you quality preventative, restorative, general, and cosmetic dental care.

In today’s Century City Aesthetic Dentistry blog I would like to discuss laser dentistry. It may sound scary, but laser dentistry provides an excellent alternative to drills. Many procedures performed with lasers don’t require Los Angeles patients to be medicated, allowing for quicker healing times.

Many Los Angeles patients become very anxious waiting for a shot of painkiller before a dental procedure. Laser dentistry allows for a more relaxed, less stressful dental visit. My patients also appreciate not going home with a numb mouth and drool dripping down their chin.

Los Angeles residents in need of oral surgery will experience less bleeding thanks to laser dentistry. Some of the procedures that are performed with lasers are: infected root canal treatment, gum and bone reshaping, uncovering erupted wisdom teeth, and teeth whitening.

At Century City Aesthetic Dentistry our most popular procedure is Invisalign braces. We also offer cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry, Zoom whitening, and porcelain veneers.

Los Angeles patients who want to experience a comfortable, relaxing dental visit and receive compassionate and professional dental care, contact Century City Aesthetic Dentistry today.

At Century City Aesthetic Dentistry we treat you like family.

The following article was used in the preparation of this post:
“What is Laser Dentistry?,” Know Your Teeth, February 2011, http://www.knowyourteeth.com/infobites/abc/article/?abc=L&iid=780&aid=3803, accessed July 10, 2012


Oral Cancer Screening for Early Detection

The next time you visit Dr. Bill Dorfman for a dental checkup, ask about an oral cancer screening. It is estimated that over 49,500 people in the United States will be diagnosed with some type of oral cancer in 2017.

Regular dental checkups that include an oral cancer screening with your Century City Dentist can help detect oral cancer early on, but according to America’s Dentist, there are some people who have a higher risk of oral cancer, and cancers of the back of the tongue, tonsils, and throat.

Gender

Men are twice as susceptible to oral cancer. The American Cancer Society has attributed this to alcohol and tobacco use, which is higher in men.

Age

According to your Century City Dentist, most people who have been diagnosed with some type of oral cancer are over 55.

Tobacco Products

Any type of tobacco use will increase your risk of oral cancer. Smoking cigarettes, pipes, cigars and Hookah pipes can cause oral cancer as well as lung cancer. People who smoke pipes have a higher risk of lip cancer, while people who chew tobacco can be diagnosed with the most serious oral cancer, cancer of the cheeks.

Alcohol

The American Cancer Society explains that seven out of ten patients who have been diagnosed with oral cancer drink heavily. Men who consume two or more drinks a day and women who have just one drink a day are considered heavy drinkers. If you drink and smoke your chances of being diagnosed with oral cancer increases dramatically.

Sunlight

If you work outside in the sun, you are more prone to lip cancer. If you spend the majority of your time outdoors, be sure to use sunscreen.

Diet

If you are a poor eater, your chances of oral cancer increase. If you don’t eat your fruit and veggies, you are more susceptible to oral and mouth cancer.

If you can’t remember the last time you saw your Century City Dentist, call or click and schedule an appointment for a comprehensive dental exam and an oral cancer screening with Dr. Bill Dorfman today.


Has Your Toddler Had A Dental Exam?

If you have a toddler who has not been to a dentist, we urge you to consider making an appointment today by calling Century City Aesthetic Dentistry at 877-703-7062.

The best time to start dental check-ups for young children is when their teeth first appear. This may seem a bit early, however it is a great time to become acquainted with preventative dentistry options such as sealants and fluoride supplements. Your dentist can assess the health of your child’s teeth before problems begin and it’s also helpful for parents to get a refresher course on proper oral hygiene for young children.

My name is Bill Dorfman of Century City Aesthetic Dentistry. The American Academy of Pediatrics advises parents to begin children’s dentist visits before the third birthday. If you have questions about pediatric dentistry, please give us a call at Century City Aesthetic Dentistry.

Children with an increased risk of dental problems should receive a dental examination as early as possible. Here are some of the risk factors:

  • Sleeping with a bottle
  • Drinking juice continually during the day
  • Abnormal tooth development
  • Thumb sucking
  • Tooth grinding
  • A mother with significant tooth decay
  • Other health problems

Bring your questions to our professional and aware staff at Century City Aesthetic Dentistry. We are located at 2080 Century Park E Ste 1601 in Los Angeles, California. You can reach us at 877-703-7062. We want your child to have a healthy smile right from the start and enjoy a lifetime of oral health.

You deserve a billion dollar smile.


Porcelain Veneers Instead of Tooth Whitening

Porcelain veneers are probably what you are admiring when you see your favorite celebrities on the red carpet. People in the public eye understand the importance of a toothy white grin, and know that tooth whitening may not always do the trick, tooth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedure in the world, but unfortunately it doesn’t work for everyone, and that is where porcelain veneers come in.

What are Porcelain Veneers

Dental veneers are much more affordable than they used to be and are thin pieces of porcelain that are placed over the top of your front teeth.

The Porcelain Veneer Procedure

If Dr. Bill Dorfman, an accredited fellow with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, bestselling author and America’s Dentist determines that you are a good fit for porcelain veneers a small amount of enamel will be removed from your teeth to make way for the veneers. Because the enamel needs to be removed, cosmetic veneers are permanent.

Once the enamel has been removed, an impression will be made so that your new veneers will look and feel natural. In some cases, you may need temporary dental veneers if your teeth are too unsightly.

When your new porcelain veneers are ready to be placed, Dr. Dorfman will check for fit and color before bonding into place. Your new porcelain veneers will be filed and polished to give you the smile that you deserve.

Porcelain veneers are great for:

  • Discolored teeth that cannot be helped with tooth whitening
  • Worn teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Uneven teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Irregularly shaped teeth
  • Gaps between teeth

When you schedule a cosmetic dentistry consultation with Dr. Dorfman, explain what you want to achieve and what you want your smile to look at. Bringing in a picture of your favorite smile will help as well.

If tooth whitening hasn’t done the trick, call or click and schedule a porcelain veneers appointment with Century City Dentist Dr. Bill Dorfman today.


4 Oral Ailments To Discuss With Your Beverly Hills Dentist

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We all go to our Los Angeles dentist for check-ups and toothaches, but there are other less-obvious issues that your dentist can help you with. Today in the Los Angeles Dental Blog, we would like to highlight some of the most common oral conditions that should be discussed with your dentist.

1. Bad Breath. Sure, nobody wants to admit that they have bad breath, but bad breath is usually caused by bacteria build-up in the mouth. This means that it might be a symptom of accelerating tooth decay. Discuss it with your dentist who can help you overcome this problem. (All of your Hollywood friends will thank you.)

2. Dry Mouth. Also known as xerostomia, this lack of saliva is very uncomfortable and can predispose dental patients to a host of problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. Some Los Angeles residents experience it because of certain medications or diseases, so make sure to bring a list of current prescriptions with you to your appointment

3. Jaw Issues. If you have a clicking jaw or jaw discomfort, be sure to schedule an appointment with your California dentist ASAP! These symptoms can be signs of a serious oral issue.

4. Teeth Grinding. If you’ve been stressed out and find that you’ve been grinding your teeth (or if your partner tells you that you’re doing it in your sleep!), discuss it with your dentist. A simple mouthguard can protect you, and if you have any damage from grinding such as fractured teeth, ask about restorative dentistry.

Hi. I’m Dr. Bill Dorfman of Los Angeles,
and I want my patients to come to me with all of their oral concerns. The professional and aware staff here at Century City Aesthetic Dentistry would love to schedule an appointment with you and answer any questions you have about the conditions mentioned above, as well as questions about teeth whitening and Hollywood dental implants.

 

sedation dentistry
Zoom whitening
porcelain veneers
smile design
dental crowns

Dr. Bill Dorfman
Century City Aesthetic Dentistry
2080 Century Park E Ste 1601
Los Angeles, California
877-703-7062
https://www.billdorfmandds.com/meet-the-team/dr-dorfman/


Infancy Through Childhood: Instill Good Brushing Habits

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New Los Angeles parents may be surprised by the American Dental Association’s recommendations on infant oral care. Parents are advised to begin brushing their baby’s teeth as soon as the first teeth emerge. After all, brand-new teeth are just as vulnerable to cavities as older teeth.

Parents are encourage to use a cloth and a smidgen of toothpaste (about the size of a grain of rice) to wipe each tooth. As more teeth come in, it becomes more critical for the teeth to be brushed after each meal or, at least, twice a day.

It is vital to select the proper toothbrush, in order to make brushing time as pleasant as possible. A soft bristled brush is best with a small amount of toothpaste. Infant and toddler-sized toothbrushes with a small head of bristles are beneficial. Also, there are circle and triangular-shaped brushes that allow your toddler to walk around with their brush with less chance of injury in case of a fall.

If the toothpaste is causing an unpleasant struggle, brush without toothpaste. The goal is to remove food parts that will create bacteria followed by plaque and then cavities.

When two teeth touch, it’s time to floss. Flossing is critical to make sure no food is lodged between the teeth. Proper flossing requires fine motor skills which most youth don’t develop before age six or seven. Parents need to assist with flossing until they are sure their child can do it effectively.

Until the child is old enough to properly brush his or her teeth, they should receive adult supervision and guidance. Instilling the proper brushing and flossing practices will reap lifelong benefits. While it may seem that supervising them is time consuming, remember that it’s making a daily habit that will protect their health. Also, dental expenses related to poor oral hygiene will be avoided.

Your child’s first dental visit should be within six months of the first tooth appearing and no later than their first birthday. It may seem early, but just as your Los Angeles pediatrician sees your baby regularly to make sure their physical health is on track and counsel you about your vital role, you can count on your dentist to look out for potential issues and counsel you about how to help your child keep a healthy smile.

Seek your dentist’s counsel regarding pacifiers and sippy cups, nighttime bottles, and x-ray safety. Dentist can advise parents with older children about sealants, tooth protection for athletics, and orthodontics.

If you live in the Beverly Hills area and don’t yet have a trusted family dentist, call Century City Aesthetic Dentistry at 877-703-7062 to schedule your child’s dental appointment with Dr. Bill Dorfman. By starting young, your child will become familiar with our Los Angeles dental practice and our friendly staff, ensuring that he or she never develops a fear of the dentist.

Be sure to check our website at https://www.billdorfmandds.com/meet-the-team/dr-dorfman/ for more specifics about our services. We provide sedation dentistry, Zoom whitening, smile design, dental crowns and porcelain veneers.

 

Contact Dr. Bill Dorfman, DDS – Century City Aesthetic Dentistry:

877-703-7062

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2080 Century Park E Ste 1601
Los Angeles, California
90067

 


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