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By SC Dental Group
November 13, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
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Dental crowns from your dentists in Sherman Oaks, California can give you an outstanding smile.

There are many ways dental crowns can help your smile. They can both strengthen a damaged tooth and make it more beautiful too. Dr. crown-and-bridgeMichael Amir and Dr. Larry Hamer at SC Dental Group offer dental crowns to give you an outstanding smile. They proudly serve residents of Sherman Oaks, and Encino, California and they can help your smile too.

Dental crowns help your smile by restoring damaged, broken teeth. A dental crown covers the entire visible surface of your tooth, above the gumline. It fits your tooth like a glove, and when you bite down on a crown, the crown protects your tooth from breaking. It does this by spreading out the biting and chewing stress, across the entire surface of your tooth.

Dental crowns can also help your smile by giving your smile a more natural, beautiful look. One of the most common dental crown materials is porcelain, and porcelain reflects light, just like natural tooth enamel. Porcelain so closely resembles tooth structure, that after a porcelain crown is placed, it blends perfectly with your natural teeth.

Full porcelain is an excellent choice to provide the most aesthetically beautiful, natural-looking crown. These crowns are often placed on front teeth and teeth that are visible when you smile.

Sometimes you need extra strength for chewing, so you may want to consider a porcelain-fused-to-metal crown, also known as a PFM crown. These crowns provide the beauty of porcelain and also the strength of a metal underlay. PFM crowns are often placed on back teeth where you need increased strength.

If your smile is damaged and needs a little extra help, think about dental crowns. To find out more about the benefits of dental crowns, call Dr. Michael Amir and Dr. Larry Hamer at SC Dental Group, serving residents of Sherman Oaks, and Encino, California. Call (818) 905-5400 today.

By SC Dental Group
April 10, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Even slight damage to a tooth can increase the risk that it will fracture in the future. Fortunately, the problem can be avoided simply by dental crownsadding a dental crown. Our Sherman Oaks, CA, dentists Dr. Michael Amir and Dr. Larry Hamer of SC Dental Group explain how crowns protect and strengthen your teeth.

What are crowns?

A crown is a porcelain, ceramic, or resin restoration that resembles a rootless tooth. Thanks to their hollow design, crowns easily fit over teeth, adding much-needed stability. Before you receive a crown, your tooth must be reduced in size slightly to ensure that your restoration will fit correctly and comfortably. Once your tooth has been reduced, we'll make an impression of your tooth, which will be used to create your crown in a dental laboratory.

You'll leave our Sherman Oaks office with a temporary crown and visit us again in about two weeks when your permanent crown is ready. Permanent crowns are attached with dental cement after we make a few adjustments to the fit if needed.

How do crowns protect teeth?

Fragile teeth are more likely to crack or break at the most inopportune moments. If the fracture is severe or extends into the root, your tooth may be so damaged that it's not possible to save it. Fortunately, adding a crown protects fragile and damaged teeth. Every time, you take a bite, chewing forces are absorbed by the crown, not your tooth. We may recommend crowns if a tooth is brittle or cracked, or your tooth has been weakened by a dental treatment, such as a large filling or root canal therapy.

Crowns also improve the function and appearance of teeth that have fractured. Broken teeth aren't very attractive, can cut your mouth and make chewing a challenge. Crowns restore the normal width and height of your tooth and help you feel more confident about your smile.

Crowns are also used to alter the appearance of unattractive teeth. Whether a tooth is twisted, crooked, pointed, bumpy or too short, adding a crown dramatically improves your smile.

Can dental crowns help your smile? Call our Sherman Oaks, CA, dentists, Dr. Amir and Dr. Hamer of SC Dental Group, at (818) 905-5400 to schedule your appointment.