Ceramic Crowns Can Protect Your Teeth

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Your teeth are miraculous structures that withstand hundreds of pounds of force from the daily rigors of biting and chewing. They derive their strength from solid minerals composed of hard layers of enamel. When these layers are threatened by injury or tooth decay, the tooth can become impaired. Cracks in the teeth or total tooth loss can greatly affect your ability to enjoy life on normal terms. A permanent restoration, such as a dental crown, will improve the function of the damaged tooth and return its appearance to its natural beauty. Your Cerritos, CA dentist’s office offers custom ceramic crowns that match the shade of your natural teeth and preserve your oral health.

How Are Teeth Damaged?

Common causes of dental damage include physical injury, wear and tear, and tooth decay, which all have potential to impair the appearance of your smile and harm your teeth’s function. It is important to practice healthy behaviors that limit attacks on our oral health whenever possible. Brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing removes the plaque and prevent tartar deposits that contribute to tooth decay and subsequent cavity development. Avoid excess sugar consumption that feed bacteria that lead to decay in the first place. Eating a healthy diet rich in vitamins and calcium can help your enamel to withstand physical force as well. When preventative strategies are not enough, problems identified by your dentist can be treated. Regular visitation allows them to identify existing harm to your teeth and provide restorative solutions.

Restoring A Vulnerable Tooth With A Lifelike Crown

When a cavity or crack in your tooth is too severe to be treated by a dental filling, your dentist may suggest the placement of a dental crown. This solution seals a material around the entire structure above your gumline, preventing further damage to the underlying tooth. After careful evaluation, the dentist determines the size and shape of the restoration to provide proper support and fit in neatly with your neighboring teeth. Shading is selected to ensure the crown maintains your smile’s natural look. You will return to a second visit where the dentist permanently bonds the restoration into place. In addition to repairing cracks and severe cavities, this solution can be used in combination with a dental implant to replace the total loss of a tooth.

Speak With Your Cerritos, CA Dentist Office About Receiving Dental Crown Treatment!

Custom crowns improve the appearance and function of teeth damaged by decay or physical injury. Our office has extensive experience in designing and placing restorations that restore your self-confidence. For more information and to schedule an appointment, contact your Cerritos, CA dentist’s office at 562-584-4082. We also proudly serve patients from the surrounding communities of Lakewood, Long Beach, and Buena Park.