A Strong And Beautiful Crown’s Impact

Ceram Cerritos CA

There are a few different reasons as to why you need to have restorative dentistry. Physical trauma can break or chip a tooth, and leave the interior fleshy portion exposed to the open air. This can sometimes lead to an additional concern, which is that of bacterial infection.

When outside organisms can reach within our teeth, they can do a lot of damage. Not only that, but this infection can be highly painful. These situations are best handled as early as possible, and ignoring your concern most likely only lets it get worse. But once these bacteria have taken hold, you might require a root canal surgery. While such a procedure is incredibly helpful at alleviating this pain and correcting the issue, we would prefer to correct this before it gets to that point. Today, your Cerritos, CA dentist delves into the topic of dental crowns, and how they are a vital tool in keeping our mouths functioning. All while keeping your smile as gorgeous as possible!

Removing The Cause

If you are struggling with tooth pain, you should always seek dental treatment. Toothaches rarely improve on their own, and if they do, the underlying concern is still most likely there. If this pain is due to the development of an infection within the structure, you may need surgery to correct it.

This can happen due to advanced forms of tooth decay, where these bacteria create enough acidic waste material on your enamel that it eats through the substance. Periodontal disease is a leading cause of this situation, as the decay can happen in more vulnerable areas where our brushes do not reach very easily.

When you need a root canal, you may be worried from what you have seen in television and movies. And while dental surgery is nobody’s idea of a fantastic time, the relief is often so intense that it makes the effort easily worth it.

Protection For The Future

After this procedure, the tooth is typically weakened to the point where it needs structural reinforcement. The best way of accomplishing this is through the use of a dental crown. This is a prosthetic cap that is cemented onto your existing biological matter.

Our ceramic crowns are highly realistic in their replacement, and always feel free to discuss your oral health hopes and goals so that we can best direct you! Even within ceramic crowns, there are options available to you to create a beautiful new part of your smile that looks as effortless and natural as can be!


Dr. Shawn Hofkes and the staff at Cerritos Dental Surgery are highly qualified to address complex issues, including those that require oral surgery to correct. To schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Hofkes, contact us today by calling 562-584-4082. We proudly welcome patients of all ages from Cerritos, CA, and all surrounding communities, such as Lakewood, Long Beach, Buena Park, and more.