Dental Crowns in East Los Angeles
For family dental services that will transform your smile, call Atlantic Children & Family Dentistry at 323-263-9600.
We all want a smile full of healthy teeth, but often our teeth don’t quite line up the way we want. At Atlantic Children & Family Dentistry, we are here to restore the confidence in your smile and supply the best dental crowns in East Los Angeles.
What Are Dental Crowns?
A dental crown—also called a “cap”—will often cover your damaged, natural teeth or fill in the space of a missing tooth by attaching the crown to a dental implant. A crown will also mask a discolored tooth. Crowns sit over the tooth or dental implant and improve the shape, alignment, and strength of your teeth.
What Are Dental Crowns Made Of?
When you and your dentist decide that you need a crown, the next step is choosing which material would work best. Each option provides different strengths and features:
- Metal: These may be gold, nickel, or chromium. Because of the strong materials used in their construction, they rarely break. Metal crowns are the best option to cover molars, which require more strength, though not everyone likes the way they look.
- Porcelain: Porcelain crowns blend in seamlessly with your existing teeth. However, they aren’t nearly as strong as other options and may need replacing.
- Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM): PFM crowns combine the best of both worlds. A metal core is bonded to a porcelain exterior, providing the structure and stability of metal with a porcelain look. These look great, though there is a chance you may see metal at the tooth’s base.
How Much Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns in East Los Angeles can be expensive, especially when you start working on more than one tooth or using different materials. They range anywhere from $800 to $3,000 per tooth. However, many dental insurances are able to help with the cost of the restoration. At our practice, we believe that great care shouldn’t be barred by cost. We work with you to get you the care you need.
Caring for Your Dental Crowns
Proper oral hygiene is essential to caring for your crown. Brushing more than once daily and flossing will further halt decay or gum disease, much like natural teeth. Dental crowns last between five to ten years, depending on how well you take care of them.
It would be best to refrain from chewing ice or hard candies. Doing this will damage your crown and force you into a premature, expensive, and possibly painful replacement.
A Smile You Can Be Proud Of
Call Atlantic Children & Family Dentistry for dental crowns in East Los Angeles at 323-263-9600 today!