Dental Crowns – Los Angeles, CA
Flawlessly Restore Broken Teeth
When it comes to rebuilding damaged smiles, Dr. Adam Geach is a true expert. As a board-certified prosthodontist, he excels at replacing missing teeth, but he’d rather preserve your natural pearly whites for as long as possible. That’s why he often recommends dental crowns when teeth have sustained wear, decay, or breakage. If one or more of your teeth badly need repair, contact our team at Geach Dental to learn more about dental crowns in downtown Los Angeles, CA!
What Is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown, also known as a “cap,” is a tooth-shaped covering that fits over the part of a tooth that you can see above the gumline. As one of the most versatile treatments in the entire field of dentistry, a dental crown can fulfill a variety of purposes. Your dentist in Los Angeles might recommend a crown if your tooth:
- Has a large cavity that cannot be repaired by a filling alone
- Is cracked and needs to be held together to prevent full-on fracture
- Is misshapen or worn-down, making the bite uneven
- Has recently undergone root canal therapy
Dental crowns can also be placed to cover cosmetic flaws, like stains that can’t be removed with teeth whitening treatments. In these cases, we’ll often recommend porcelain crowns, as this material can be personalized to flawlessly recreate your original tooth.
The Dental Crown Process
It typically takes two visits to our office to complete the dental crown process. First, Dr. Geach will prepare the tooth in question by delicately removing a sliver of enamel; this step ensures the crown has enough room to be placed without bulging out in the overall line of your bite. Then, he takes detailed impressions of the tooth and the surrounding area, which will serve as the model for our in-house dental ceramist to design your crown. While they create your final crown, we’ll place a temporary to shield your tooth from damage. You’ll simply return to our office once your permanent crown is ready, and then we’ll seat it into place over your tooth.
The Benefits of Getting a Dental Crown
Some of the reasons you can look forward to getting a dental crown include:
- Your tooth will look and feel like new again, enabling you to smile confidently.
- You’ll be able to chew without discomfort.
- The tooth will be protected from further damage. It might even end up saving a tooth that would otherwise need to be extracted.
- With the right maintenance, your crown can last for 10-15 years or even longer.