Dental crowns cover weakened teeth for San Francisco, CA area patients
A dental crown is a popular and common dental restoration used in many dental practices today. It is commonly formed from porcelain materials to ensure a natural appearance once placed over a tooth. The dental crown covers the visible portion of the teeth, known as the crown, and offers an extra layer of protection. Dr. Leo Arellano of San Francisco, California, uses dental crowns in many different situations and may recommend them to patients who can benefit from them.
How dental crowns protect weakened teeth
Many different situations may arise that may make a dentist, such as Dr. Leo Arellano, suggest the fabrication and placement of a dental crown. Below are just a few of the more common instances in which a dental crown may be beneficial:
- A tooth has had root canal therapy, which eliminates the dental pulp (nerves and blood supply) of a tooth and can cause it to become weak and brittle
- A tooth has been damaged and has a large crack or chip that impacts the tooth’s remaining structure and makes it more susceptible to damage in the future
- A tooth has a large filling that was placed due to a cavity but removes more natural tooth structure than it leaves remaining, requiring extra protection to keep the tooth from breaking further
- A tooth is permanently stained but cannot be covered with a porcelain veneer, making a dental crown the more obvious solution for covering this imperfection
- A tooth is being used to hold a dental bridge in place, during which adjacent teeth are fitted for dental crowns for placement
- A tooth has broken or been worn down due to conditions such as bruxism (clenching and grinding), which have impacted the structure and integrity of the tooth
Do you feel as though you could benefit from a dental crown?
If you think you are a good candidate for a dental crown and can enjoy the advantages they provide, contact our dentist, Dr. Leo Arellano, by calling 415-881-4343. Our practice is conveniently located at 3030 Geary Boulevard in San Francisco, CA, and is open to new patients and families seeking comprehensive care for their smiles.