When a substantial amount of tooth structure has been lost due to breakage, decay, or a large old filling that has failed, crowns are often used to restore a tooth to beauty and full function. A crown (or cap) is a cover that encases the entire tooth surface, returning it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and reinforces tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
At Woodbridge Dental in Irvine, we provide porcelain crowns that are made to match the size, shape, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, enduring, beautiful smile. Dr. Joseph Lomboy expertly places porcelain crowns, ensuring the health and appeal of your teeth.
Reasons for Crowns
Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crowns) are the most popular, because they closely resemble your natural teeth. They are long lasting and sturdy and will last many years. However, like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. We restore many teeth that are broken or fractured, decayed, or have had a root canal. We also provide porcelain crowns for those seeking to improve the aesthetics of their smile.
Steps to Getting a Crown
On your first appointment for receiving a crown, we will take several highly accurate molds, or impressions. These will be sent to a trusted lab and used to create your custom crown. We will also supply you with a temporary crown which will remain in place until the permanent crown is ready. Crowns can be placed on both the top and bottom-row of teeth to add shape and durability. The result is a streamlined smile that offers improved health and appearance. To ensure you receive a result of the highest quality, Dr. Lomboy and his staff use only the best materials.
In total, receiving a crown should take no longer than two weeks. Once your porcelain crown has been sent back from the lab, you will come in for a final appointment to have it placed. Our team will make sure that the crown fits properly before securing it in place. Afterward, your crown will be able to function almost exactly like a natural tooth. You can eat, drink, and care for your crown just as you do the rest of your teeth. You can expect your crown to last at least 15 years.
Call Woodbridge Dental Services for Excellent Dental Care
With regular visits to the dentist and proper oral hygiene, you can maintain a smile that lasts a lifetime. If you are interested in restoring your smile with the quality prosthetic, call Dr. Joseph Lomboy at our Irvine office today to schedule your appointment.