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Welcome to OraBell Dental Implant Centers, where Dr. Snapir and his expert team provide exceptional dental care. Offering dental crowns, a versatile restorative solution, we cater to patients seeking durable and aesthetically pleasing tooth restorations. Discover the perfect fit for your smile and regain confidence with our top-notch dental crown services.

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Cap your smile with the perfect dental restoration

A dental crown is a customized cap to cover and restore a damaged or weakened tooth. Crafted from durable materials like porcelain or ceramic, it provides strength, protection, and an improved appearance to the tooth. Whether you have a cracked, decayed, or discolored tooth, a dental crown can restore its shape, size, and functionality. Dr. Snapir and our skilled team ensure precise fitting and natural-looking crowns for a beautiful, long-lasting smile.

Reasons you may need dental crowns:

  • Tooth decay or cavities
  • Cracked or fractured tooth
  • Weak or structurally compromised tooth
  • Severe tooth discoloration or staining
  • Misshapen or malformed tooth
  • Protection for a tooth after root canal treatment
  • Restoration of a dental implant
  • Anchoring a dental bridge
  • Cosmetic enhancement for a tooth
  • Replacement for large fillings
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Protect your tooth after a root canal

After a root canal, a tooth becomes vulnerable due to removing its internal pulp. The absence of the pulp makes the tooth brittle and more prone to fractures or damage. To protect and strengthen the tooth, a dental crown is recommended. A crown acts as a protective cap, covering the entire tooth and providing stability. It ensures the longevity of the treated tooth and restores its functionality, allowing you to bite and chew comfortably.

Replace a missing tooth after an implant

If you have a missing tooth and have opted for a dental implant, a dental crown is an ideal solution to complete the restoration process. Once the implant is securely placed in the jawbone, a custom-made crown is attached to it, seamlessly blending in with your natural teeth. This enhances your smile and restores your ability to bite, chew, and speak with confidence. Dr. Snapir specializes in creating lifelike dental crowns to replace missing teeth.

What are dental crowns made of?

Metallic Alloys: Metal dental crowns are commonly made from alloys containing metals like gold, palladium, or nickel-chromium. Known for their exceptional strength and durability, metal crowns can withstand heavy biting forces. They require minimal tooth reduction, making them a conservative option. While they offer excellent longevity, their metallic appearance may not be aesthetically appealing to some patients. Metal crowns are often chosen for posterior teeth, where strength and functionality are prioritized over aesthetics.

Porcelain: Porcelain dental crowns are crafted from a ceramic material that closely resembles the natural color and translucency of teeth. They are popular for their aesthetic appeal as they provide a lifelike appearance, seamlessly blending with the surrounding teeth. Porcelain crowns are a great choice for front teeth and visible areas. They are strong, stain-resistant, and offer excellent durability. However, they may require more tooth reduction compared to other crown materials.

Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal (PFM): Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns combine the strength of metal with the natural-looking appearance of porcelain. They consist of a metal substructure coated with a layer of tooth-colored porcelain. PFM crowns offer good durability and aesthetics, making them suitable for front and back teeth. However, over time, the metal edge may become visible near the gumline, compromising the overall aesthetics compared to all-porcelain crowns.

Benefits of tooth-colored crowns:

  • Natural appearance
  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Blends seamlessly with surrounding teeth
  • Restores tooth functionality
  • Stain-resistant
  • Durable and long-lasting
  • Can be used for front and back teeth
  • Minimal tooth reduction required
  • Biocompatible materials
  • Provides protection to weakened teeth
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How are dental crowns placed?

To place a dental crown, your dentist will begin by numbing the area around the tooth. The tooth is prepared by removing any decay or shaping it to accommodate the crown. An impression is taken to create a custom crown that fits perfectly. While your permanent crown is being created in a dental lab, a temporary crown is placed. Once ready, the temporary crown is removed, and the permanent crown is bonded to your tooth, restoring its strength, function, and appearance.

How long do dental crowns last?

The lifespan of dental crowns can vary depending on several factors, including oral hygiene practices, biting forces, and the materials used. On average, dental crowns can last between 10 to 15 years. However, with proper care and regular dental check-ups, they can potentially last even longer. Maintaining good oral hygiene, avoiding excessive forces on the crown, and promptly addressing any issues can help extend the longevity of your dental crown.

Get tooth-colored crowns in the San Fernando Valley

OraBell Dental Implant Centers in the San Fernando Valley offer high-quality tooth-colored crowns for a natural and beautiful smile restoration. Our expert team, led by Dr. Idan Snapir, specializes in creating custom crowns that seamlessly blend with your existing teeth. Whether you need a crown for a damaged tooth, after a root canal, or to replace a missing tooth, we provide personalized care and precise fitting. Schedule a consultation, and discover the transformative benefits of tooth-colored crowns.

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