Many people in Pasadena are being crowned, but not because they have inherited a throne. A dental crown is one of the most common and necessary restorative procedures in modern dentistry, and one Dental Land Pasadena dentist is proud to excel in.
Besides being a type of headgear reserved for royalty, a crown is also a protective cap or top for a tooth that has suffered enough physical damage to make its structure unstable. The crown restores overall function and holds the tooth together so it can be used for regular activities like eating and chewing. Crowns are often made from a tooth-colored composite resin, but used to be made from other materials like silver and gold. People can also request crowns made from stainless steel or a similar metal.
There are numerous situations in which a tooth can become damaged, particularly as adults age, and the enamel starts to weaken from years of exposure to natural substances and phenomena like acid and plaque. Some of the most common reasons why a patient will require a crown include:
Sometimes individuals also choose to have crowns as a way to lengthen a tooth that is shorter than others or make a similar cosmetic modification. In these situations, the crown can be considered purely cosmetic, meaning it does not affect the function of the mouth.
If you live in Pasadena and suspect you might need a crown to repair your tooth or make it more comfortable, call us today at Dental Land. We can schedule an appointment for you at your convenience and ensure you receive some of the best treatments in town. Our knowledgeable staff will be able to examine your tooth and make a personalized treatment plan that suits your needs.