Dental Crowns Specialist

Couture Smiles -  - Dentist

Couture Smiles

Dentists located in Woodland Hills, CA

Dr. Armen Terteryan and his associates, Dr. Sean Fahid and Dr. Jonathan Gordon, offer dental crowns to their patients from throughout Los Angeles County at their modern practice, Couture Smiles Dental Group, located in Woodland Hills, California. Dental crowns are used to both protect weakened and damaged teeth and address cosmetic concerns like discoloration, uneven shapes, and size. Make an appointment today to see if a dental crown will give you the smile you desire.

Dental Crowns Q & A

Couture Smiles

What is a dental crown?

If a tooth is severely damaged, decayed, or aesthetically compromised, the knowledgeable dentists may recommend a dental crown. A crown, sometimes referred to as a cap, is a dental restoration that entirely covers the damaged tooth to restore its function, beauty, and health.

Each dental crown is handcrafted at the practice’s in-house aesthetic dental lab to perfectly fit your smile. Couture Smiles Dental Group offers porcelain dental crowns that are matched to the original color of your teeth for a natural-looking, lasting restoration.

Unlike metallic crowns, porcelain crowns do not discolor your smile or leave your gumline stained. Porcelain is a tooth-colored, translucent material that is an excellent match for the natural appearance of teeth, and porcelain crowns result in a stronger, healthier restoration because they can be placed above the gumline.

How are crowns placed on teeth?

Crown placement is typically completed in two visits. First, Dr. Terteryan will remove a thin layer of enamel coating and shape the tooth to provide room for the crown. This process allows the crown to be placed without crowding neighboring teeth or creating an uneven bite. Then Dr. Terteryan makes an impression of the teeth, which is sent to his on-site lab where the crowns will be made from the most advanced materials for long-lasting durability.

The dentist will fit a temporary crown, which is crafted of resin, to protect your tooth while the permanent crown is being made. At the second visit, the temporary crown will be removed and the tooth will be carefully cleaned before the permanent crown is applied using a strong adhesive. Finally, the crown will be carefully buffed so it:

  • Shines like a natural tooth
  • Fits comfortably with the rest of your teeth
  • Creates an even bite

What conditions do dental crowns fix?

Drs. Terteryan, Gordon, and Fahid may recommend a crown in order to:

  • Restore a significantly decayed or damaged tooth
  • Enhance the beauty of your smile by capping a tooth that is stained or misshapen
  • Protect a tooth after a root canal
  • Attach a dental bridge
  • Strengthen a tooth that is fractured or weakened

Couture Smiles Dental Group invites you to contact the friendly dental office today to learn more about dental crowns and looks forward to improving your smile.