Placing Crowns With A Cosmetic Approach

cerritos ceramic crowns

When you have a tooth that has been cracked or chipped, or one with advanced decay or an infection, you may need a dental restoration. With our ceramic crowns, we can offer repair that looks natural and blends with your smile. In today’s blog, your Cerritos, CA, dentist talks about placing our ceramic crowns.

When Teeth Needs Care

A dental crown is also known as a full restoration, as it covers the entire visible portion of your tooth. We can use them to take on serious concerns, and also offer a lifelike appearance as well. We could prescribe one to repair cracked or chipped teeth, repair major breakage, or lengthen structure worn down by bruxism. Placement could repair more severe cases of tooth decay, and complete a root canal for an infected tooth. We could use them to improve bite balance and chewing fusion, and to address misshapen teeth too. If you have missing teeth, then one or two could support a bridge, and one could restore a single tooth dental implant.

The Benefits of Ceramic

Our team creates our crowns from ceramic, a strong material that can handle daily bite forces and pressures with ease. The material is translucent like tooth enamel, and we can color match it to blend with the rest of your smile seamlessly. Since the material is biocompatible, your restoration can last for many years to come. Essentially, this is a natural-looking and durable material that can offer optimal tooth restoration.

Crafting and Placing Your Restorations

How do we place them? To begin, our team will numb the tooth being treated so we can gently and comfortably remove outer structure, making room for it. We then take detailed digital images of the tooth from multiple angles, and use these images to create a 3D impression. In a lab setting, we use the impression and measurements to design and craft your custom restoration. When the crown is ready, you will return for a second visit so we can check the fit and if needed, make some final adjustments. We then connect it to the tooth with a powerful bonding agent, the same we use for bridges.

Daily care, such as brushing and flossing, can help keep your restoration right and protect your natural tooth structures. We also recommend seeing our team for a visit every few months. If you have any questions about how we create and place a lifelike dental crown, then contact our team today to find out more.


To schedule a consultation and enjoy results that blend with your smile, then make an appointment with Cerritos Dental Surgery in California call 562-584-4082 today.