Dental Crowns Torrance

A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that covers a tooth entirely to protect and restore the tooth’s surface area. Unlike a dental filling that simply fills in a small portion of the tooth to repair a smaller area of damage or decay, a crown is bonded into place permanently and it is designed to function just as your own natural teeth. Our specialist for dental crowns in Torrance can help you determine if you are a candidate for a dental crown.

You may need a dental crown if you have suffered severe damage to a tooth, have a tooth that has suffered from substantial decay, have had a root canal or have a tooth that has serious cosmetic anomalies. Our Torrance dental crowns dentist can use crowns to restore or reinforce the natural structure of the tooth, protect a structurally compromised tooth or improve a tooth’s appearance.

Dental crowns can be made of porcelain, metal alloys or porcelain fused to metal. Each has its own benefits or advantages, and you will need to discuss your needs and preferences with our dentist for dental crowns in Torrance to determine which may be best for you. If you are a candidate for a dental crown, your tooth will need to be prepared, which means that the tooth’s surface will be contoured, and a portion of the enamel will be removed to make room for the crown. Our dentist will take a mold so that the lab can make your new crown. A temporary crown will be placed to protect your tooth, and once the crown is finished, it will be permanently bonded to your tooth.

Torrance Dental Crowns Specialist

Dental crowns have an average lifespan of seven to 10 years. However, they can last much longer if well maintained. Brush your teeth after meals, avoid snacking, and floss daily and carefully around your crown. Eat a healthy diet to nourish your teeth and gums, and visit our Torrance dental crowns dentist at least twice a year for a professional cleaning and dental checkup.

To learn more or to schedule a consultation, call our Torrance cosmetic dentist today.

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