Dental crowns are a covering which fits over the whole tooth, to help with damaged or unsightly teeth that need more help than could be provided by a simpler veneer, but are not severe enough to warrant removal.
Dr. Omid Barkhordar is a premier, expert provider of crowns throughout the county. We know all the ins and outs, and will be happy to explain the benefits and offer our professional services to you and your entire family.
Crowns can be made of several different materials. Porcelain or metal are common, and a porcelain-fused-to-metal combination can offer the benefits of both without some of the drawbacks.
Porcelain crowns offer the most natural look, seeming just like your real teeth. Porcelain shares some of the same inner radiance which make your teeth look so special.
While pure porcelain may look the best, it can wear down more easily than other types, and is sometimes best fused with metal to enhance its durability.
Metal crowns are still used today – and not exclusively by pirates! They’re very durable, and can be a strong choice for rear molar teeth. Resin crowns are used as well sometimes, offering good durability and are often more affordable than porcelain.
The process of making and implanting a crown first begins with Dr. Omid Barkhordar reshaping your tooth slightly to allow for the necessary space. Like the process of adding a veneer, a crown also requires that some of the enamel layer is removed so that when it is added on, the tooth retains its original thickness.
Impressions of the tooth will be taken, and the crown will be ordered and constructed according to your personalized specifications. On your second visit, it will then be attached, and you’ll have a beautiful looking tooth again.