Dr. Shaileshkumar Bhatt may recommend a dental crown if your tooth has been damaged. Dental crowns restore the strength and appearance of your tooth and work to protect it from further damage. To learn more about dental crowns in Victorville, California, and schedule an appointment with our dentist, call Victorville Family Dentistry today at 760-245-7800.
Dental crowns are a custom-made restoration and cover the entire visible portion of your tooth. Our dentist will usually recommend a crown if your tooth has sustained serious damage or decay or has been weakened in some way. Common uses for dental crowns include:
- Anchoring dental bridges
- Capping and completing a dental implant
- Protecting and restoring a tooth after a root canal
- Strengthening and supporting teeth that are fractured or weak
- Supporting a large filling when minimal tooth structure remains
- Improving a tooth that is misshapen
- Enhancing the beauty of your smile
While the most popular crowns are made from porcelain, crowns may also be made of gold or of porcelain fused to metal. During your consultation, our dentist will work with you to determine which material will be best for you.
Crowns usually require two appointments to complete: one in which the tooth is prepared and an impression is taken to create the crown, and one in which the completed crown is placed on the tooth.
We invite you to call our office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Bhatt and learn more about dental crowns. We are committed to restoring your smile and oral health.