If you want a smile that’s your crowning glory, you may need a crown, or dental cap, to cover a tooth and restore it to its standard shape and size. A crown can make your tooth stronger and improve its appearance. Top cosmetic-dentist Dr. Anthony Mobasser offers the most sophisticated and aesthetic crowning techniques to give you a healthy and bright smile. A crown can support a tooth with a large filling when you don’t have enough left. It can be used to attach a bridge, protect a weak tooth from breaking or restore one that’s already broken. A crown is an excellent way to cover teeth that are discolored or poorly shaped. It’s also used to cover a dental implant. It typically takes two separate appointments to make a dental crown. We use the following steps to improve your smile with a crown.
Your first appointment Anesthetization: Dr. Mobasser will anesthetize, or numb, both your tooth and the surrounding gum.
Shaping your tooth: A dental crown must have a minimal thickness to have adequate strength and proper aesthetics in the case of porcelain-type crowns. Thus Dr. Mobasser must reduce your tooth to a minimal consistency so it has sufficient power. This procedure will ensure proper aesthetics in the case of porcelain crowns. If a portion of your tooth has already broken off, Dr. Mobasser may find minimal tooth reduction is necessary. While performing the trimming process, Dr. Mobasser will remove any decayed tooth material. The final tooth will be shaped in a slightly tapered form, allowing the crown to slip easily over the tooth. The more existing tooth is available, the more stable the crown. Occasionally, so much tooth has broken off that Dr. Mobasser may have to use filling materials to “build up” the tooth.
Making an impression Once your tooth has been shaped, Dr. Mobasser will take an impression to be used as a model in creating your new crown. There are two methods for handling this impression.
Matching the crown Dr. Mobasser’s skill as a cosmetic dentist ensures your crown will perfectly match the rest of your smile. A “shade guide” provides a guide to your perfect shade.
Cementing the permanent crown into place At your second appointment, Dr. Mobasser will cement the crown to the remaining portion of your original tooth. He can evaluate if the crown provides the best fit by placing the crown on your original tooth. A slight adjustment may be necessary at this point. Once you agree that everything seems right, Dr. Mobasser will cement the crown in place and seat it on the original tooth. After the cement has set, he’ll scrape away any excess cement that may have escaped around the edges of the crown. With this final step, your permanent porcelain crown is in place.
LEARN MORE Call Dr. Mobasser today at 1.310.550.0383 or email us to schedule an appointment and learn more about how crowns can create your perfect smile.
Are you looking for a cosmetic dentist in Los Angeles? If you want to improve your smile and feel more confident, look no further than Dr. Anthony Mobasser.
With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Mobasser uses advanced techniques and top-tier technologies to correct imperfections in your teeth, giving you a perfect smile.
Dr. Mobasser has amassed a long list of celebrity clientele who know they can count on him to help them put their best face forward. If you want a Hollywood smile, contact the staff at Dr. Mobasser’s Los Angeles office to schedule your first appointment.
To make the process easier, we offer free consultations to begin the journey toward your new smile. Call us today to get started!
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