Dental Crowns Cosmetic Dentistry Solutions

When a tooth is weakened either by decay or stress, it’s best to fully restore the functionality of the damaged tooth with a dental crown. Custom-built to fit over and enclose the weakened tooth, a dental crown becomes the new surface of the damaged tooth.

With a cosmetic dentist office located in Beverly Hills, California, porcelain crown expert Dr. Kourosh Maddahi assures foremost quality on crown build-ups with excellence — including the look, material, and the matching of other teeth in color and natural appearance.

When is a Dental Crown Needed?

Porcelain crowns are frequently chosen to repair a tooth with excessive decay, teeth that need structural support after a root canal, or teeth that are broken or cracked. They can protect a weak tooth, hold a dental bridge in place, cover a dental implant, or can be used to simply resolve the appearance of a tooth. As long as the root structure is still intact, it’s usually possible to place a crown on the existing tooth to save it. 

Three Kinds of Crowns are Offered Today by Dentists

Benefits of Dental Crowns

  • Even very damaged teeth can be saved
  • Prevents a damaged tooth from breaking or wearing down even more
  • They can relieve pain
  • They are versatile
  • They are customized to you
  • They are stronger and more durable than dental fillings
  • They last for a long time (up to 30 years)
  • Restored tooth appearance means higher confidence

Advantages of Gold Crowns

Although gold crowns don’t look like a natural tooth and may cause allergic reactions or irritation in some, they are still preferred by many patients due to the following advantages:

  • They are strong 
  • They are highly resistant
  • They last a long time when well cared for
  • Less of your natural tooth will need to be removed
  • They wear down very slowly (like natural enamel does)
  • They are excellent for back teeth, especially second molars
  • They cost less than porcelain crowns

Advantages of Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain crowns are the most popular kind of crown. Although they’re not as strong as gold crowns, they are still long-lasting when well cared for.  They offer the following advantages:

  • Deliver the most attractive and natural appearance
  • Offer the best option for front teeth restorations
  • No metal is used, so they are non-toxic
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Aesthetics: The Added Bonus of a Crown

Although porcelain dental crowns are created to protect damaged teeth from becoming worse, they also provide aesthetic benefits. Because they fit over the damaged tooth, they immediately correct issues such as chips, cracks, fractures, discoloration, and misshapen teeth.

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Customization 

We will design your crown to match the shape, size, and color of your existing tooth. There is a variety of materials offered that can be adjusted to your needs and budget. 

“I met with Dr. Maddahi and…I must tell you that I have never been to a doctor’s office that made me feel so comfortable. It was like a breath of fresh air. Dr. Maddahi spent time detailing my procedure and made me feel very confident and happy. I even said, ‘When can we start?’. I highly recommend seeing Dr. Maddahi.” Linda K., Los Angeles

Procedure Details for Placing a Crown

Before treatment, the area surrounding the damaged tooth will be numbed to keep you as comfortable as possible. Next, Dr. Maddahi or Dr. Reshad will use a dental instrument to shape and prepare the tooth so that the crown will fit. A mold of the tooth will then be taken, and a temporary crown will be placed onto the tooth to protect it. The mold that was taken will be sent to the lab so that the permanent crown can be created. Once the crown arrives, it will be cemented onto your damaged tooth.

Recovery

After your crown is placed, you can go back to your regular day immediately without having to worry about taking time off. We advise waiting to eat for two hours, and avoiding any hard or sticky foods for several hours. 

The most common side effects after a crown is placed are soreness, sensitivity, and pain when biting down. These side effects typically last 3-4 days. If you experience this for longer or the pain is very bad, we encourage you to contact our office. Once the soreness subsides, many patients don’t think about having a crown at all, and they are virtually undetectable to others.

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FAQ

How long will a crown last?

Does getting a dental crown hurt?

What is the best way to take care of my crown?

How long will a crown last?

The answer to this question depends on the type of material that is used to create your crown; how well you maintain oral hygiene (brushing your teeth and flossing); the type of food and drink you consume, and the condition of your surrounding teeth and gums.

Does getting a dental crown hurt?

We use local anesthesia during the procedure to keep you comfortable. After the placement of your new crown, there may be some tenderness around your gums.

What is the best way to take care of my crown?

Just as you should take care of your natural teeth with daily brushing and flossing, your crown will need the same amount of attention — especially the gums at the bottom of your crown. Try to avoid excessively hard or abrasive foods, as these can wear your crown down more quickly than your natural teeth.

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Dr. Maddahi: Dental Crown Specialist

Kourosh Maddahi DDS has treated over 5,000 patients since 1987 — with rave results. If you’re in the Beverly Hills area, Dr. Maddahi is the ideal choice for your dental work. A top cosmetic dentist in Beverly Hills, Kourosh Maddahi DDS has been specializing in creating beautiful, natural smiles for over 35 years. His office is located at 436 N. Roxbury Drive, Suite 202 in Beverly Hills, and he can be reached at (888) 592-0974.

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