Curtis Couch D.D.S can administer crowns and bridges to mend a variety of dental problemsCrowns are sometimes referred to as dental caps and they can be used to cover teeth that have been damaged. You’d be surprised how many people you know have crowns because they are virtually unnoticeable due to the precise tooth-coloured appearance. They are generally made of porcelain and are moulded meticulously to fit your natural tooth. Curtis Couch D.D.S located in Thousand Oaks is dedicated to restorative dentistry which involves restoring the function and appearance of your smile.
When will I need a dental crown?Sometimes the shape of your teeth can be compromised by chips or grinding. This can affect the function and will often require a porcelain crown to fix. Bruxing or grinding your teeth is a damaging habit which can erode the vital outer layer of teeth as well as grind teeth down into misshapen stubs. If you have severely worn down your teeth then you will need a dental crown although veneers are sometimes appropriate for teeth that have been reduced by grinding. Crowns can also be used to improve the appearance of teeth while providing the added benefit of strengthening a tooth that has been weakened by enamel loss, bruxing or other potentially damaging habits and accidents.
The importance of a crown to protect your teethCrowns are important as they actively protect and preserve your natural teeth by mending teeth that have:
- Been Damaged
- Become aesthetically displeasing