As a dentist practicing cosmetic dentistry in San Marcos, Dr. Valentina Obradovic offers a variety of restoration solutions for teeth that have lost significant structure. A dental crown is tooth-shaped cap that can be used to change the size, shape, strength, or general appearance of a tooth by fitting it over the visible area of the affected tooth. There are many different types of crowns, including full porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, and full metal crowns. Dr. Obradovic can help you determine which one is right for your individual cosmetic dentistry needs.
The Dental Crown Procedure
A cosmetic dentistry treatment can usually be performed in two to three visits. The process begins at our San Marcos office where we make impressions of the diagnosed teeth involved. The impressions are sent to a dental lab where they will be used to create a mold of your teeth. Lab technicians work on the mold to fabricate a crown or bridge from which an actual tooth replication is created. The finished work is sent back to the Adriatic Dental for inspection and Dr. Obradovic will cement the crowns onto your teeth in the subsequent visit.
Dr. Obradovic may suggest a cosmetic dentistry crown treatment in the following circumstances:
• To prevent a weak tooth from breaking or to hold the pieces of a cracked tooth together.
• To support and cover it in cases where the patient has a large filling and little of the natural tooth remains.
• To improve the aesthetics of a patient’s smile by fitting it over a discolored or misshapen tooth.
• To secure a dental bridge.