While cost, insurance coverage and personal choice may be among the final deciding factors, when it comes to deciding which restorative procedure is most appropriate, each normally has specific criteria associated with that choice. Deciding who should get dental crowns is no different. Dr. Sands uses specific diagnostic criteria to determine when a crown is the best procedure for you.
The degree of decay or damage from cracks, chips or breaks is one of the most significant factors. When a root is still healthy, a dental crown is an ideal solution for rebuilding and restoring the tooth. The crown can hold a cracked tooth together securely and rebuild a tooth that has worn down. Teeth that have large fillings are weakened and can be reinforced with a crown. Crowns can also protect roots exposed when gums recede.
Crowns are an ideal alternative to orthodontics for reshaping a tooth that is misshapen, crooked or rotated. They can be used to mask discolored teeth, or close up spaces between teeth.
Sometimes a prosthetic tooth is made into a dental bridge that is held in place permanently by anchoring crowns to the neighboring teeth.
Dental implants, an alternative to a bridge or dentures, are covered with crowns and look very natural.
If you would like to learn more about ways to improve your smile please contact Kevin Sands, D.D.S. in Beverly Hills, California cosmetic dentist for a consultation of getting that celebrity smile with crowns.