At Tooth Love, we know that patients rely on us to help them when their dental concerns and problems develop. This includes damaged teeth from trauma, disease, root canal therapy, or dental decay. Dr. Joanna Jefferson and her team work alongside patients to help them decide on the best restoration for their smiles, which sometimes requires the placement of a dental crown. Dental crowns are restorations that a dentist and ceramist make to cover the exposed portion of a tooth, offering coverage and extra protection for affected teeth. Read on to learn more about how crowns are used at Tooth Love!
Dental crowns are used to provide a repair to a tooth by placing them over the damaged tooth. This helps to restore the function and appearance of the tooth. In some cases, a dental crown may be used to prevent further damage to the tooth. This often happens when a patient has had root canal surgery or a large filling. The crown caps the tooth and offers an extra layer of protection.
Dental crowns are a versatile restoration used in other ways within the field of dentistry. For example, dental crowns are made and fused with false teeth known as “pontics” to create a porcelain fixed bridge. This allows patients to replace a single tooth, or several in a row, by creating a single unit piece that uses the adjacent teeth to support the crowns on each side, thus “bridging” the gap. Alternatively, patients with dental implants can use full dental crowns over the abutment of the implant to create the appearance of a single tooth after tooth loss has occurred.
Dr. Joanna Jefferson of Tooth Love is a dentist in the Irvine, California community, open and willing to help new patients with their dental concerns. If you are new to the area or are seeking a new dental team for your family’s oral health and wellness, connect with our front office by calling (949) 444-5656 to request an appointment at our practice, located at 17875 Von Karman Avenue, Suite #420.
“I am so thankful for tooth love and the dental team there. They are amazing, and wonderful. The services are well explained and the payment options are flexible. I have been going there for a long time now, and I can’t see myself going anywhere else for my dental needs in the future. Keep rocking!”
“I have recently done my dental crowns with Dr. Jefferson. It turned out to be the best choice I’ve made. She was great at making you feel at home and not feel so anxious about your treatment or pain. I can’t thank her enough and recommend her to my family, friends and anyone looking for a great dental experience”