What Is A Crown?

A crown is a cap over a tooth that looks and functions like a natural tooth. It is often done to repair a cracked, broken, or largely decayed tooth. Crowns are also often considered cosmetic as they not only repair and restore teeth with a natural-looking cap, they can also be used to change the shape, length or color of a tooth. Crowns can also make the difference between having a tooth extracted and being able to keep it. It's always better to keep a natural tooth whenever possible. 

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Conditions Crowns Can Address

Sometimes a crown is recommended instead of a veneer to enhance a smile's appearance. While veneers and crowns are both used to fix similar conditions, crowns may be a better choice in certain circumstances. Crowns can also assist in adjusting bite problems. A damaged tooth may be too impaired for a veneer to correct, in which case, a crown could be a great solution. ModelSmile Dentistry provides the highest quality dental crowns Thousand Oaks can offer. These are conditions that are commonly fixed with crowns:

  • Assist in correcting bite problems
  • Improve your whole smile
  • Keep a cracked tooth held together
  • Secure a bridge
  • Make short teeth look longer
  • Stop a weak tooth from breaking
  • Fortify a tooth that is extremely worn down
  • Provide a cover for discolored or misshapen teeth
  • Provide an aesthetic cover for a tooth that has a cavity too large for a filling
  • To place a cap on top of an implant
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Examination: The First Step

As part of our responsible aesthetic dentistry, Dr. Chow will conduct a thorough examination of your mouth, including x-rays if needed, in order to determine the health of your teeth. If any are in need of crowns, he will go over his findings with you and discuss your options. He will also answer any questions you may have.

There is no reason to suffer anymore with teeth that are chipped, broken or decayed. With a custom-made crown that blends in beautifully with your other teeth, you can enjoy eating, talking and smiling with confidence.

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