Even the most diligent oral hygiene routine is vulnerable to damage. David Wilhelm, DDS, understands that cracks, infection, and decay aren’t always preventable, which is why he offers state-of-the-art dental crowns at Newport Dental Arts in Newport Beach, California.
A dental crown repairs, protects, and aesthetically enhances decayed and damaged teeth. To learn more about crowns, call Newport Dental Arts or schedule an appointment online today.
Dental crowns are caps that fit over damaged or decayed teeth. Made of durable materials, such as ceramic, porcelain, and porcelain fused to metal (PFM), crowns protect and enhance the appearance of dysfunctional teeth. They also restore the affected tooth’s shape and size for a healthier bite.
Crowns are among the most common restorations in the United States to treat a variety of dental concerns. Dr. Wilhelm, your trusted dentist in Newport Beach, may recommend a dental crown to:
Depending on the location of your affected tooth, Dr. Wilhelm can recommend the best crown material for you.
Then, he reshapes and files your affected tooth to prepare for the crown. This step allows the crown to fit over your tooth perfectly, without appearing bulky or out of place.
Finally, Dr. Wilhelm uses an intraoral scanner to take digital impressions of your tooth to create your custom-made crown. Because crowns take 2-3 weeks to make, he places a temporary crown to protect your vulnerable tooth.
At your final visit, Dr. Wilhelm will replace the temporary restoration with your permanent crown. He then makes any necessary adjustments before cementing it in place. Once cemented, a crown can fully restore your smile, tooth function, and chewing abilities.
The average lifespan of a crown is about 15 years, but taking proper care of your restoration can preserve it for up to 30 years. You can maintain your crown function by:
Visit Dr. Wilhelm’s office right away if your crown feels loose or uncomfortable. Without a tight seal on your crown, bacteria can reach your vulnerable tooth and cause cavities.
At Newport Dental Arts, we are committed to providing exceptional dental care, including crowns, to our patients. Dr. Wilhelm is a trusted Dentist in Newport Beach. He and his dedicated team take pride in helping you achieve optimal oral health and a beautiful smile. We understand the importance of maintaining your dental function and aesthetics, and we are here to deliver the highest quality care tailored to your unique needs. Don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about dental crowns and our comprehensive dental services.