What a Dental Crown Can Do for You

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What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that will cover the entire visible portion of a tooth when it is placed. A dental crown is used to restore a damaged tooth.

When is a dental crown needed?
When a tooth is too damaged to be repaired by a dental filling, a dental crown in Granada Hills, California, may be recommended by Dr. John Bosak, Jr.. Some common issues that may require a dental crown include:

– A broken tooth
– A chipped tooth
– A tooth that is in danger of breaking
– A worn down tooth
– A tooth with weak enamel
– A tooth that needs a bridge (which is supported by dental crowns)
– A tooth that has undergone root canal therapy

What should I expect during dental crown placement?
When you come in to have a dental crown placed, the enamel is shaped to allow room for the dental crown. Then impressions are taken of the tooth and the surrounding teeth so that the dental crown can be custom made. When your crown is complete, our dentist will check the fit and color of the crown. If needed, adjustments will be made. Then the dental crown will be cemented in place.

How do I care for my dental crown?
Surprisingly, no special care is needed for a dental crown. Simply brush your teeth twice a day, floss once a day, and visit John Bosak, Jr., DMD often for regular dental cleanings and exams.

We invite you to contact us today at 818-368-5676 to learn more about crowns and to schedule a visit.