While teeth are reliable tools designed to last for a lifetime, certain issues can dramatically impact our smile, such as broken or fractured teeth. When this occurs, you must consult with a trusted dentist right away. Thankfully, Dr. Meredith Levine is one such dentist who has years of experience helping patients in the Century City, California area restore their smiles with porcelain crowns.
A dental crown is a porcelain “cap” placed over the exposed area of a tooth just above the gumline. The crown offers an additional layer of protection to prevent a tooth from getting damaged further while improving its aesthetic appearance. Think of it as a realistic-looking tooth costume. Dental crowns are among the most common restorations dentists use to improve a tooth’s appearance and as the first line of defense against irreversible damage such as breakage. Installing a porcelain crown may prevent the need for a tooth extraction later down the road.
Many patients benefit from dental crowns when they experience damage to their teeth. In some cases, a patient may need to cap a front tooth, or it might be a scenario in which a significant area of decay is too large to be treated with a filling alone. During your consultation, Dr. Levine and her team will determine if a dental crown or a different kind of restoration is the best solution for your unique situation.
A few advantages dental crowns have compared to other restorations include:
Dental crowns are one of many options Dr. Meredith Levine and her team can use to help you achieve the smile you deserve. Please don’t delay. Contact us at (424) 358-3811 and schedule your consultation today. Our office is located at 2080 Century Park East Suite #1516, Century City, CA.