Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are placed over a tooth to restore a tooth’s shape, strength, and size while also improving its appearance.
Dr. Philippe Athuil offers dental crowns in Beverly Hills, California, to:
• Protect a weak tooth
• Restore a broken tooth
• Strengthen a worn down tooth
• Cover a tooth with a large filling
• Hold a dental bridge in place
• Cover misshaped teeth
• Disguise severely discolored teeth
• Cover a dental implant
• Make a cosmetic modification
There are many reasons why a crown might be necessary, and we are happy to place the crown in two easy visits.
The first visit will include your dentist examining and preparing the tooth. The process will begin by taking a few x-rays of the tooth and checking the health of the roots and surrounding bone. A root canal might be necessary if the tooth has extensive decay and risk of infection. Your dentist will then numb the tooth and surrounding area with a local anesthetic. After the tooth is numb, he will file the tooth down along the chewing surface and sides to make room for the crown. Impressions will then be made of the tooth and will be sent to the lab to be custom made for you. The second visit will involve your dentist checking the fit and color of your new crown. If it is to your liking, the crown will be permanently cemented into place.
Are you ready to restore your tooth with a crown? Call our office today and set up an appointment!