If you have damage to your teeth, you are likely looking for a dentist to help you fix your smile. Dental crowns have several purposes in restorative dentistry. If you want to learn more about this treatment, please call our office immediately. We would be happy to set you up with a free consultation with our Los Angeles dentist, Dr. Mobasser.
What Dental Crowns Are Used For
A dental crown is a very good treatment for someone with damage to their tooth. In many instances of cracked or chipped teeth, crowns may be used. If your tooth is weak and needs fortifying, your dentist may suggest a crown.
If you have a tooth with a big cavity and fillings that are going to make up most of the tooth, you may opt for a dental crown instead of continuing to fill a tooth that is barely there anymore. They can also be used after root canals to improve teeth.
When you have bridges, a dental crown can hold them into place. They are also placed over dental implants to replace missing teeth. As you can see, there are many uses for a dental crown.
Material Dental Crowns Are Made Of
We primarily use porcelain in our restorative treatment. As dentists are starting to move away from metal fillings, porcelain and composite resin are becoming the main materials for crowns.
Amalgam used to be a very popular material for fillings and dental caps, and this is not the case since the general public knows that amalgam has mercury. The FDA has stated that using amalgam in restorative dentistry is still okay, but people often opt for options that do not have mercury.
Porcelain is not only mercury-free, but it also matches your natural teeth more seamlessly. Another complaint about metal fillings is that it makes the tooth more sensitive to hot and cold, and porcelain dental crowns do not have that same complaint.
Financing Your Treatment
We know that dental treatment can seem expensive. A lot of the time, people are wondering if they can afford the treatment they need. We never want anyone to feel like they have to opt out of getting treatment because of money.
We accept financing plans for dental crowns. We strongly urge you to consider financing your treatment to protect your teeth. You do not have to worry about paying for your treatment in one lump payment; you can pay it in flexible monthly payments.
Call Our Los Angeles Dentist Today
Dental crowns may be the answer for you if you need restorative work. No one wants a broken smile, and your teeth are a crucial part of your overall health. If you have questions about the treatment you need, please do not wait to give our office a call. We would be happy to set you up with a free consultation with Dr. Mobasser.