Dental Crowns in Beverly Hills
Broken or cracked teeth are at risk of further deterioration, and severe tooth decay may require a root canal or substantial tooth reduction to save the tooth. Dental crowns are durable dental restorations that protect and strengthen teeth that are damaged in this fashion. Made of ceramic, porcelain or Zirconia, these caps restore the function, integrity and cosmetic appeal of the tooth and the overall appearance of your smile.
Dr. Steven Goldy offers Emax and Zirconia dental crowns to his Beverly Hills patients for dental restorations that match your adjacent teeth and provide a beautiful smile. These dental crowns may also be fabricated with porcelain material. With nearly three decades at the forefront of cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry, Dr. Goldy uses advanced technologies and high-quality materials to customize dental crowns. The goal is to achieve a healthier mouth with virtually undetectable dental work.
Zirconia and Emax crowns are reliable materials that repair severe dental problems, offering long-lasting treatment. Our renowned dentist can reinforce the tooth structure and prevent further damage if the tooth is harmed by injury, disease or general wear and tear. Emax restorations are all-ceramic crowns that look like natural teeth and offer excellent color matching with adjacent teeth.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are often the top choice for people with fractured teeth and severe tooth damage. These caps are placed on top of fragile, brittle teeth after a root canal procedure and support the broken tooth. They can also cover badly stained teeth that don’t respond to whitening treatment and can be used to fix mildly crooked teeth. In some cases dental crowns are used as artificial teeth for dental implants, implant-supported dentures and bridges.
Candidates for dental crowns typically have a cracked or broken tooth or significant tooth decay that requires more than a filling. Crowns are typically the best choice for people with significant dental issues and tooth damage.
What are the Benefits of Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are sometimes necessary to restore good oral health and save a tooth. They offer support to misshapen and broken teeth and look like your natural teeth. Due to hairline cracks, people often struggle with unexplained pain in their posterior (or back) teeth. Placing dental crowns on these teeth relieves tooth pain and restores the tooth’s full function. Crowns may replace older dental fillings in front teeth that chip or wear down over time.
These all-ceramic or Zirconia caps are placed over the remaining tooth structure, improving your smile and chewing ability. Emax and Zirconia dental crowns are near-perfect matches for natural teeth. However, Zirconia caps are often preferred for posterior teeth because they are stronger. Dr. Goldy may recommend Emax dental crowns for front teeth because of their slightly superior esthetics. The materials used to create dental crowns are biocompatible and less likely to cause inflammation and irritate oral tissues.
Emax Dental Crowns
All-ceramic (Emax) crowns have several advantages. Emax caps are the most durable material and don’t contain metal that may become visible at the gum line and affect the appearance of your smile. The ceramic does not chip easily and has a low incidence of cracking or fractures. Emax crowns are fabricated with thin layers, which preserves more of the natural tooth structure. The milling process to create Emax crowns with CAD-CAM software forms the ideal shape for the crown, so it matches your existing teeth.
Dr. Goldy takes pride in offering these healthier alternatives to traditional materials, such as amalgam. All-ceramic Emax crowns and Zirconia crowns mimic the sheen of natural teeth for a better-looking and healthier smile. Porcelain crowns offer similar benefits.
What Is Involved in the Dental Crown Procedure?
Dental crowns require at least two visits. The first appointment involves removing tooth decay and damaged areas of the tooth and shaping the remaining structure to fit the crown. Dr. Goldy performs a dental exam, and the teeth are cleaned before a small drill reshapes the affected tooth. Dental putty is used to create an impression of your teeth that is sent to a lab to customize the crown to the ideal shape, size and color. Take special care of your temporary crown and avoid exerting too much pressure on the area.
Emax dental crowns are created with CAD-CAM milling and software that designs and fabricates a dental crown to the precise shape and size that matches your surrounding teeth. Zirconia dental crowns may be layered with porcelain for a more natural look. It takes up to three weeks to create the permanent crown, which is placed during a second dental procedure.
The temporary crown is removed and replaced with your customized Emax, porcelain or Zirconia crown during your second appointment. Dr. Goldy checks the fit and shade before cementing the crown for a long-lasting dental restoration that protects the vulnerable tooth structure underneath.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
Dental crowns regularly last 10 years or longer, and Zirconia crowns may last up to 30 years. Emax and Zirconia crowns are high-quality, durable materials that are less likely to chip and break. Your crown(s) should match your natural teeth, and Dr. Goldy’s goal is to deliver dental restorations that blend in seamlessly, making it difficult for anyone to tell you’ve had dental work. While the materials are stain-resistant, dental crowns may discolor over time and don’t respond to teeth whitening treatments. Significant stains may require a replacement dental crown.
Dental restorations, such as dental crowns and implants, don’t require special care, and you can clean them like your natural teeth. Brush and floss your teeth and crowns twice daily, and schedule regular dental exams and cleanings at our dentistry office. Patient education and satisfaction are critical parts of Dr. Goldy’s approach. We encourage patients to contact us promptly if a dental crown becomes loose or damaged. View our porcelain crowns before-and-after gallery to see what you can expect for your results.
Contact Dr. Steven Goldy in Beverly Hills
If you are missing one or more teeth, schedule a dental implant consultation with Dr. Goldy to learn more. Call our Beverly Hills office at (310) 550-1511 or fill out our online contact form today.