The outer layer of each of your teeth is covered in tooth enamel which contains minerals that give your teeth the strength to bite, chew, and grind food. When one of your teeth is compromised by a fracture, large cavity, or a significant cosmetic defect, Dr. Sean Ky might recommend restoring the tooth with a crown.
This treatment is designed to completely replace the tooth’s enamel layer with an alternate dental material. Dr. Ky will base his recommendation for the dental crown’s material according to the tooth’s location in your mouth and its primary function.
A porcelain dental crown can be used to restore a tooth that is visible in your smile. In some cases a compromised molar or premolar might need to be restored by a dental crown made from a durable base metal or gold alloy.
Crowns are typically created in a dental lab. Once Dr. Ky cements it into place with a strong dental adhesive, the crown will keep the tooth safe for many years.
If you live in the Pasadena, California area and you have a tooth in need of treatment and restoration, you should call 626-792-0448 to schedule an appointment with the staff at Sean T. Ky.