You might have a tooth that has been compromised by damage or decay or is so discolored that the problem cannot be solved with a whitening treatment. But you are not out of options. Our dentist, Dr. Nicole Chen, and our team offer dental crowns in Bakersfield, California, to help you resolve several different smile problems. If you would like more information or want to schedule a visit with us, call Rosedale Dental Studio at 661-501-4746 today.
Do You Need a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is one of the most versatile treatments that we offer. It can be used to improve the color of a tooth that cannot be addressed with a regular whitening treatment. It can protect a tooth that has had a root canal, has a great deal of filling material, or has been severely affected by decay or trauma. Dental crowns are also used to hold a dental bridge in place.
Placing a Dental Crown
In most cases, a dental crown will require two visits with us. During the first visit, we will remove the enamel from the tooth that is being treated. We will then take an impression of the tooth, which will be used to create your new crown. We will cover the tooth with a temporary crown. When your permanent crown is ready, we will test it for its fit in your smile and make any necessary adjustments before cementing it in place.
Caring for Your Crown
A crown protects your tooth all the way down to the gumline. However, it is still vulnerable to tooth decay in that area. You should brush and floss your teeth, including the one with the crown, as you normally would. Gum recession can increase your risk of decay, so good periodontal health is important. You will need to schedule routine dental cleanings and exams with our dentist to ensure that your crown is a success.