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    Dental Crowns

    Long Beach Dental Crowns

    A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth — to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance. The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the whole visible part of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.

    Why Is a Dental Crown Needed?

    A dental crown may be needed in the following situations:

    1. To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from (rotted, inferior, or ruined state)) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
    2. To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been very much worn down
    3. To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t a lot of tooth left
    4. To hold a dental bridge in place
    5. To cover misshapened or severely discolored teeth
    6. To cover a dental implant
    7. To make a cosmetic change

    Preparing for a Crown

    Preparing a tooth for a crown usually needs two visits to the dentist — the first step involves examining and preparing the tooth, the second visit involves placement of the permanent crown.

    How to Take Care of your Temporary Dental Crown

    Because temporary dental crowns are just that — a temporary fix until a permanent crown is ready — most dentists suggest that a few precautions. These include:

    • Avoid sticky, chewy foods (for example, chewing gum, caramel), which have the potential of grabbing and pulling off the crown.
    • Minimize use of the side of your mouth with the temporary crown. Shift the bulk of your chewing to the other side of the mouth.
    • Avoid chewing hard foods (such as raw vegetables), which could dislodge or break the crown.
    • Slide flossing material out-rather than lifting out-when cleaning your teeth. Lifting the floss out, as you normally would, might pull off the temporary crown.

     

Features

  • For most people, a beautiful smile is the most obvious benefit of orthodontics. And most but do not want to have to go through the ordeal of wearing metal braces, we have just the thing, Invisalign.

  • Sedation Dentistry – Kick back and relax without having a fear in the world. Come in, sit down, take a nap and before you know it, you wake up with a healthy and beautiful smile. There is no longer any reason to be afraid of the dentist. With relaxation dentistry, we will make your visit the best it has even been.

  • Wisdom teeth present potential problems when they are misaligned – they can position themselves horizontally, be angled toward or away from the second molars or be angled inward or outward. Poor alignment of wisdom teeth can crowd or damage adjacent teeth, the jawbone, or nerves.

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