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If you need any sort of cosmetic dentistry work done, you’ve likely considered getting dental crowns. They’re a great choice for those who need to improve the look of their teeth. They’re also very effective in repairing broken teeth and restoring a smile to its former glory and function.

But do you know what dental crowns are, and how they work? Most people don’t, so it’s okay if you don’t, either. However, we want our patients to know as much as possible about dental procedures they choose to have done. That’s why our team at Dr. Kolodner Dental Group Inc. in Studio City, California put this piece together. They want to help you know as much as possible about dental crowns.

So let’s take a look at the overview, shall we?

What are crowns?
Crowns are exactly what they sound like – little caps that go over the top of your teeth. The only difference between a “real” crown and the ones used on your teeth is that a dental crown doesn’t have all the ornate jewelry on top.

Instead, a crown is used to replace the biting surface of your tooth. A crown effectively restores the full function of your teeth, which is why they’re such a popular procedure.

Why would I need one?
The most likely reason that you’d need a crown is if you have a tooth – or teeth – with severe problems on its surface. Multiple cavities can take away the integrity of a tooth, and a crown is almost always used in that instance. Additionally, if you grind your teeth during sleep, you’ll wear away the surface of your tooth. A crown fixes that problem as well.

And if you ever have to have a root canal, you’ll have to have a crown in place afterwards. Crowns are used to fix the holes left behind in a tooth after a root canal is finished.

Crowns are a great resource for tooth restoration, but it’s always better to do what you can to keep your real teeth inside your head. For more information, call us today at 818-761-9526. Drs. Izabella Kolodner, Tatyana Kolodner, Edon Hirt, and Susan J. Lee are here for your smile!