A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that fits perfectly over the exposed portion of your tooth to restore its shape, size, and strength. Not only do crowns cover imperfections, they also protect weakened teeth from further damage or decay.
Depending on your preferences, chewing habits, and other factors, Dr. Rastegari offers several crown material options, including natural-looking porcelain and porcelain-fused-to-metal — a specialized type of crown that offers the beauty of a porcelain crown and the durability of a metal one.
Dental crowns offer a number of important benefits for your smile. Dr. Rastegari may recommend a crown if you have a:
Dr. Rastegari may also fit you for a dental crown to protect a tooth that’s been recently treated with a root canal.
It typically takes two separate visits to place a dental crown. During the first, Dr. Rastegari examines your teeth and takes X-rays to determine whether you’re a good candidate for a dental crown. This appointment is also the perfect time to talk about your crown material options.
Once you’re ready to be fitted for a crown, Dr. Rastegari prepares your tooth. First, she removes a small portion of enamel from the affected tooth and reshapes it to make room for the crown. This ensures your crown blends in with the rest of your teeth and doesn’t look bulky.
Next, she takes a highly accurate impression of the tooth to serve as a model for your custom-made crown. Creating a new crown takes approximately two weeks, during which time Dr. Rastegari protects your tooth with a temporary crown.
When you return to the office for your second visit, Dr. Rastegari removes the temporary crown and replaces it with your permanent one. She then makes any necessary adjustments before cementing it in place.
You can care for your dental crown just like the rest of your teeth by brushing and flossing twice a day and having routine cleanings.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Rastegari, call Caspian Dental Center or book a visit online.