Crowns (Caps)

Dental Crowns (Caps)

San Diego Cosmetic Dentistry

Do you have a damaged tooth that you would like to restore to its natural form and function? Dental porcelain can be sculpted so that it closely replicates the look of natural tooth enamel, while providing excellent strength and resilience. While you can leave your broken, chipped, or otherwise damaged tooth alone, why would you want to? Especially considering the fact that when damaged teeth go untreated, your risk of further tooth decay and gum disease increase, and nobody wants that!

If you have problem teeth, porcelain crowns are an excellent choice if you want to recreate the form and function of a damaged tooth. This is because the crown essentially replaces the entire external portion of the tooth to the gum line. Crowns can do much more than replace an original tooth; they can be crafted to create an even better esthetic appearance.

What are the reasons for crowns?

Crowns can be selected for functional reasons or for cosmetic reasons. Whether your tooth was chipped due to a traumatic injury, or if you need a root canal, you will first meet with Dr. Roya Mirkhan in San Diego. Once she examines your teeth, she will know immediately if a crown is your best option.

Porcelain crowns are custom-crafted to replace the exterior portion of a tooth to restore the tooth's original function and to create a natural-looking appearance. Crowns are the treatment option of choice in the following situations:

  • Tooth decay has destroyed most of the tooth
  • A traumatic event has damaged the tooth
  • Severe enamel erosion
  • Excessive teeth grinding or tooth clenching

Why We Love Porcelain

There are many advantages to modern porcelain crowns. Not only are they extremely functional because they replicate tooth function, but they can be crafted to look like the original tooth, or even better. Once you have porcelain crowns, maintenance is simple and you don't have to change your home care routine. Just like your original teeth, all you have to do is continue brushing two to three times a day with fluoride toothpaste and floss daily.

If your teeth are not in their best shape because of decay, or if they have been broken due to an injury or simply worn down because of everyday wear and tear, crowns may be able to restore the function and splendor of your teeth. No matter how minor or severe your tooth damage is, we are confident that Dr. Roya Mirkhan can develop a treatment plan to give you a beautifully healthy smile!

Are you ready to get started? Contact our dental office to arrange your free consultation with San Diego Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Roya Mirkhan!

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