What is a Dental Crown?
Think of dental crowns like a tooth-shaped cap placed directly on top of a damaged tooth. Most often, crowns are made from porcelain to replicate your tooth’s natural look and blend in with the rest of your smile. A crowned tooth will function like the rest of your teeth, too, since a custom crown is fabricated to precisely match the mouth feel you’re accustomed to. Sometimes, depending on the degree of decay or size of a crack in a tooth, a metal crown may need to be attached.
How is a Dental Crown Installed?
For starters, Dr. Villaseñor will remove any decay from the tooth and shape the remaining tooth to fit the new crown. Once that’s done, the crown is cemented to the existing tooth and, just like that, your smile looks just as beautiful as you remember! Visit Horizons Dental for quick, painless dental crowns in Walnut Creek, CA.