Crowns Specialist

Marina Landing Dentistry

Asmita Dharia, DDS

Dentistry located in Alameda, CA

If a chipped or cracked tooth has altered your appearance, the functioning of your bite, or the look of your smile, diligent dental expert, Asmita Dharia, DDS, provides dental crowns as an effective solution. If you’re in the East Bay area and interested in finding out how dental crowns can resolve your dental problems and enhance your smile, call Marina Landing Dentistry in Alameda, California, or schedule online today.

Crowns Q & A

What is a dental crown?

Dental crowns act like a cap that Dr. Dharia carefully places over your tooth to restore discolored, broken, chipped, or cracked teeth. Dental crowns are specifically designed to blend in with your natural teeth.

Dental crowns can change and improve the shape, size, and appearance of damaged teeth and protect your teeth from additional damage, decay, and infection. Crowns offer extra support and are a great way to restore functionality to your bite and significantly improve the appearance of your smile.

A dental crown procedure usually requires at least two office visits. During your initial appointment, you have X-rays taken and discuss the procedure in detail.

Dr. Dharia makes an impression of your teeth and sends it to the dental lab, which custom constructs the crown. Dr. Dharia fabricates a temporary crown for you to wear in the interim to safeguard your tooth.

You return when your crown is ready, and Dr. Dharia carefully cements your crown in place. To fit your crown, Dr. Dharia uses a local anesthetic to numb your tooth and the surrounding tissue before filing down or building up your tooth to enable your crown to fit properly and securely.

Why would I need a dental crown?

Dr. Dharia might suggest a dental crown to:

  • Cover a dental implant
  • Protect and fix a broken, chipped, or damaged tooth
  • Hold a dental bridge in place
  • Improve the appearance of a discolored or badly shaped tooth

If you have a large filling, but not enough tooth to hold your filling properly in place, you might need a large crown.

In the same way you would take care of your normal teeth, you should make sure you keep your crowns clean and faithfully pursue your important regular professional dental cleanings, preventive care, and dental hygiene and self-care at home.

The edge where your crown meets your teeth can decay, but the crown itself can’t decay. This is why it’s essential that you maintain good dental hygiene to prevent tooth decay.

What are the benefits of dental crowns?

Dental crowns offer many benefits and can:

  • Support a tooth that’s been significantly damaged by tooth decay
  • Protect and strengthen a weak and damaged tooth
  • Protect a tooth following a root canal procedure
  • Support and hold a cracked or damaged tooth together
  • Restore your tooth back to the natural shape and size
  • Cover discolored teeth

Find out if a dental crown is the right option for you, call Marina Landing Dentistry or schedule online today.