Sacramento specialists offer protection in the form of dental crowns
Drs. Kosta J. Adams and Kristen J. Adams are experienced in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. They know that many patients are self-conscious about their smiles because of lost or broken teeth. When patients in and around the Sacramento area visit the practice of Drs. Kosta J. Adams and Kristen J. Adams interested in restorative solutions, they may be introduced to a wide range of porcelain restorations that are used in their practice. One of them is crowns.
Crowns sometimes referred to as caps, are porcelain restorations that are bonded over the existing teeth to provide extra structure and protection.
Drs. Kosta J. Adams and Kristen J. Adams will take the time to determine if patients are appropriate candidates for the placement of dental crowns. Dental crowns are versatile and are used in many situations.
- Dental crowns may be used to cover a tooth that is broken or chipped, giving it protection to keep it from breaking further.
- Dental crowns may be placed over the abutment of a dental implant to act as a false tooth.
- Dental crowns may be fused to a pontic, a false tooth, to create a restoration known as a dental bridge, commonly used in situations when patients need to replace one or more teeth in a row.
- Dental crowns may cover teeth that are permanently stained for an effective way of disguising the issue.
Dental crowns are fabricated after the teeth have been prepared with the removal of a portion of the enamel. Impressions are made and sent to a dental laboratory with dentist instructions regarding the color, shape, and size of the new restoration. Within a week or two, patients will have their new dental cap.
Drs. Kosta J. Adams and Kristen J. Adams work closely with their patients to determine the best possible way to improve their smiles. Contact us today if you live in or around the Sacramento area.