Dental Crowns in Bakersfield, CA
Are you suffering discomfort due to a damaged, severely decayed, or missing tooth?
We can create a custom-made dental crown to fully restore a tooth in a single appointment.
While our team does everything we can to prevent disease and damage to teeth, the need for restorations is sometimes inevitable. When restoring teeth, Dr. Dovgan strives to protect as much natural tooth structure as possible while improving oral function, comfort, and the aesthetics of a smile. Crowns and bridges are common restorations that are custom made to the unique needs of a patient. These restorations are more extensive than fillings or inlays, which are used to treat small areas of decay. Crowns restore all surfaces of a tooth and bridges replace a lost or failing tooth.
Crowns are essentially caps that are permanently cemented over a damaged or diseased tooth. These tooth-shaped restorations bring a tooth back to its rightful size and shape after it has been injured or damaged. A crown may be placed over a tooth that is cracked, chipped, or severely worn down by bruxism or decay. Dental crowns are also used as a final restoration after root canal treatment.
Since a crown fits over a tooth and in between other teeth, it must be made to very precise measurements. To determine these specifications and create the custom crown, our dentist will need to take impressions of the teeth and use computer imaging technology to configure this restoration’s specifications so that dental technicians can fabricate a crown that perfectly suits a patient’s needs.
When it comes to the materials used to make a custom restoration, patients have a few options from which to choose. Popular materials include porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, and metal alloys.