Dr. Rahimi is an award-winning dentist who helps Calabasas residents repair their smiles with dental crowns. You’ve probably heard of dental crowns before, but you may not know exactly what they are or how they work. Thus, we’re here to answer a few questions you may have about dental crowns.
There are two primary reasons why people get dental crowns: cosmetic reasons and functional reasons. When it comes to cosmetic reasons, people get crowns to improve the appearance of their smile. For example, a single crown can mask a severely discolored tooth, and they can mask stained teeth that can’t be corrected with teeth whitening.
Dental crowns are also used to improve the function of a patient’s teeth. If a tooth is weakened or cracked, a crown can hold the tooth together. Furthermore, crowns can strengthen a heavily filled tooth or a tooth that has been weakened by a root canal procedure. In addition, a crown is connected to a dental implant if a missing tooth is replaced with an implant.
Dental crowns are made from a variety of materials, but the main types are metallic, porcelain, and ceramic crowns. Metallic crowns are made from gold, Cobalt-Chromium, and Nickel-Chromium alloys. They can withstand strong chewing forces, and they’re the longest lasting type of dental crown.
Ceramic or porcelain crowns look the closest to natural teeth, so they’re a great choice for use in the front of the mouth. Plus, they can be created in a short amount of time. Some crowns are made of porcelain fused to metal, so people get the strength of metal crowns with the natural appearance of porcelain crowns.
If Dr. Rahimi determines that you need dental crowns, he’ll start by prepping your tooth. In some cases, we’ll need to remove material from the tooth to make room for the crown. After that, we’ll make an impression of your tooth and make your crown based on this impression.
We use cutting edge technology, and we only work with top dental labs to ensure you get a high-quality dental crown. After the crown is constructed, Dr. Rahimi will install it and make any necessary adjustments to it.
Dr. Rahimi proudly serves the Calabasas community, and he would love to help improve your smile with dental crowns. If you have any questions about cosmetic dentistry, or oral health, we invite you to give us a call.
28632 Roadside Dr #270B Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Monday-Thursday: 8am - 5pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed