Whenever possible, Dr. Boyajian believes that keeping a tooth is much preferred to removing it. A crown covers the entire tooth surface to restore its shape, size and strength and to enhance its appearance.
Problems corrected with dental crowns If a tooth is cracked or broken, needs a filling too large for the tooth to support, needs a root canal or is used to attach a bridge, a crown will protect the tooth from further damage. A misshapen or discolored tooth can be made to match the surrounding teeth, creating an aesthetically pleasing smile.
Porcelain vs metal crowns Depending on the location of the tooth and other factors, your crown will be made of either porcelain or metal: Porcelain. The latest technology allows us to create porcelain crowns that are natural looking in shape and color, leave no black edge at the gum line and can last 20-30 years. Metal. Crowns made of gold, silver or porcelain over metal, the standard for crowns for many years, are still occasionally used, especially on posterior teeth. At Gallery Dental Arts in Beverly Hills, Dr. Boyajian creates crowns that look and feel like the real thing – revealing a “natural” and bright smile. We invite you to call today to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Boyajian, one of Beverly Hills’ premier cosmetic, general and holistic dentists. It would be our pleasure to serve you.