Benefit from our cutting-edge capabilities with quality dental crowns that are built to last
Our teeth are multi-faceted. Most of each tooth cannot be seen. The white part we see when we smile, the “crown,” covers up an entire root system. Extending into the jaw, the root canals contain and surround the dental pulp made up of blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue. Overlying crowns may sustain damage from dental decay, cracks, or other trauma and can threaten the health and structure of the entire tooth.
Dr. Archana Sheth applies her considerable skill and experience to successfully rebuilding damaged dental crowns for patients from across our corner of southwestern California.
Crowns at Dental Care of Riverside
Fractures or cracks in the crown can allow harmful bacteria to gain entry into the innermost tooth structure and ultimately lead to the loss of the affected teeth. So, restoring the crown with high-quality and strong materials is essential. These crowns prevent severe infections and pulp damage when shaped and secured properly to the prepared tooth structure. Crowns are often the “finishing touch” after root canal treatment (RCT), a nonsurgical process that involves removing inflamed or infected tissues deep within the tooth. Such endodontic treatments may be the “last resort,” the only method left to preserve severely damaged teeth.
Furthermore, crowns provide incredible versatility; they may be used in tooth replacement procedures. Dr. Sheth is adept at designing dental crowns to “anchor” a bridge. The prosthetic teeth in dental bridges rely on such anchor teeth. These “abutments” receive crowns. So that way, they can best stabilize the prosthetic teeth or “pontic.” A crown may also be connected to and supported by a dental implant. Implants function as tooth roots to hold the prosthetic in place, be it a single crown or an upper or lower denture (“overdenture”).
Before placing crowns, any damaged tissue must be removed. The remaining natural tissue is reshaped. All of this is done to numbed teeth. So, you don’t feel anything. Dr. Sheth is also happy to discuss her wide range of relaxing sedative options for utmost relaxation during treatment.
We use advanced diagnostics to gather information about the affected tooth. This information is used to fabricate the dental crown. Crowns may be made from various materials, such as metals like gold or ceramics like porcelain. There are benefits and drawbacks to each type of material. Again, Dr. Sheth will discuss options with you. Notably, gold is unparalleled in its strength. It may be appropriate for harder-to-see back teeth that withstand the extreme forces of grinding down food. Porcelain optimally mimics the appearance of natural enamel and resists stains well. This highly cosmetic material may, in turn, be appropriate for the front, visible teeth.
Real Patients, Real Results
These photographs are regarding a recent patient who came in with chipped teeth. Temporary crowns were placed on the day she came and the permanent crown were placed a week later.
Benefit from our capabilities
Some patients may have very little remaining tooth structure for a crown to hold on to; however, this does not preclude them from crown treatment at Dental Care of Riverside. Dr. Sheth may place a core to support the crown. A post may also be necessary to anchor the center to the crown. These additional steps and options promote your treated teeth’ long-term health and strength.
Call our office near UC Riverside today at (951) 666-8998. Ideally, we want to work with you before sensitivity, and other problems arise. We may be able to preserve your tooth!