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 give our office a call right away. 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 useful 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 that has a big cavity and has 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 make for a better tooth.
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. This is not the case anymore since the general public has become aware that amalgam has mercury in it. The FDA has stated that it is still okay to use amalgam in restorative dentistry, but people often opt for options that do not have mercury.
Porcelain not only is 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. 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 so that you can 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. 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 get you set up with a free consultation with Dr. Mobasser.