Benjamin Cole Karabell, DMD
Cosmetic, Family and General Dentistry located in Hermosa Beach, CA
If you have a damaged, decayed, or aesthetically displeasing tooth, a crown is an excellent solution to restore your oral health. At Karabell Dentistry in Hermosa Beach, California, Benjamin Karabell, DMD, offers high-quality crowns to make your mouth healthy again. Start the process of getting your crown today and schedule a visit to Karabell Dentistry by calling the office or booking an appointment online.
What is a crown?
A crown is a covering fitted on top of your tooth. Dr. Karabell makes your crown using an impression, so it’s designed to look and feel just like your natural tooth. Some crown materials even look like enamel, so it looks natural.
How is a crown different from a veneer?
Crowns and veneers are both prosthetic devices that cover and restore your tooth, so it’s easy to get them confused. The difference is that a veneer only covers the visible portion of your tooth, whereas a crown covers the entirety of your tooth above the gumline.
Veneers tend to be more of a cosmetic treatment, while crowns have both cosmetic and medical applications.
Why would I need a crown?
Dr. Karabell might recommend a crown to:
- Protect a damaged tooth
- Restore a tooth
- Replace the cap of a tooth with large fillings
- Improve the appearance of a tooth
Crowns are also frequently used to strengthen a tooth and restore structural integrity after root canal treatment. Dr. Karabell can also use one in conjunction with a dental implant to replace a tooth that’s fully missing.
What happens when I get a crown?
Dr. Karabell can fit you with your crown in two easy visits to Karabell Dentistry.
At your first appointment, he prepares your tooth by removing some enamel. This is necessary to make room for the crown to fit snugly and lay even with the rest of your bite.
After preparing your tooth, Dr. Karabell takes an impression. He sends it to a dental lab, where a technician uses it to design and fabricate your crown to fit perfectly.
You wear a temporary crown while the lab constructs your permanent restoration, which can take up to a week. Once your permanent crown is ready, you come back to Karabell Dentistry for a second visit, and Dr. Karabell bonds it to your prepared tooth.
How do I take care of my crown?
Crowns don’t require any special care, and you brush them and floss it just like the rest of your teeth. By practicing regular good oral hygiene, your crown will last for years.
Schedule a consultation with Karabell Dentistry today by calling the office or online, and learn more about Dr. Karabell can improve your oral health with a dental crown.