Smiles are one of a person’s most important visual features. When they meet someone for the first time, their smile is one of the things people notice first. If it is filled with healthy and sparkling white teeth it is an asset. But if it’s filled with dingy, broken or even missing teeth, then it can put people off. Crowns in El Dorado Hills are one of the best dental procedures for alleviating some of these problems. If a tooth is broken and can’t be fixed by bonding, then the dentist may opt to put a porcelain crown over it.
It’s a simple procedure that usually takes two office visits to complete. The top of the tooth is ground down to make it fit underneath the crown. If the tooth is weak, then the dentist may insert gold posts into the center to strengthen the tooth. The dentist then takes an impression of the prepared area and sends it to a dental laboratory. He also tells the technician there what shades of white should be used. The result will be a very natural crown. When it’s cemented in place everyone will assume that it’s one of the person’s original teeth.
If a tooth is completely knocked out of a person’s mouth or has to be removed because of disease, a dental implant can replace it. The implant is a piece of titanium that is inserted into a patient’s jaw. Once the bone has grown around it, the implant is as strong as the natural tooth root. The dentist then uses the implant as anchor for a porcelain crown. It is cared for just like a person would a real tooth.
Crowns in El Dorado Hills are also used in permanent bridges. Some patients don’t have jaw bones that can tolerate dental implants. In this case porcelain crowns are placed over the teeth on either side of the hole left my the missing tooth. The gap is filled by another crown that is attached on each side to one of the crowns that fit over the teeth. While the crown in the center isn’t attached to the gum, it fits in snugly and no one will notice.