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Damaged crowns can be corrected with the help of porcelain crowns in Beverly Hills. This procedure will improve your tooth’s appearance after a damaged crown. It will also help you eat more easily by repairing your bite.
Dr. Patric Cohen’s highly specialized skills in sedation dentistry will ensure a successful and painless attachment of your porcelain crown. The crown will be attached on top of your damaged tooth to recover its previous crown sculpture. The best-quality porcelain crowns can last from 5 to 15 years.
What Is a Porcelain Crown?
A porcelain crown is a prosthetic cap attached on a damaged tooth for appearance and functionality restoration. It is measured carefully to match your bite and is cemented on top for durability and longevity.
Dental crowns can be made of different materials such as gold, zirconia, and porcelain fused to metal, but pure porcelain crowns are the most aesthetically pleasing. For this reason, most dentists use porcelain crowns for front tooth restoration. The color of porcelain is easier to match with the rest of your teeth’s color.
Am I a Good Candidate for Porcelain Crowns?
The best candidates for porcelain crowns are people who have a damaged permanent tooth that cannot be recovered with regular tooth fillings. This procedure can also be an option for people with cracked or large fillings that have lost crown structure.
People who have had root canals or who currently have decayed and fractured teeth can also benefit from porcelain crowns. Porcelain is optimal for most people who are allergic to metal as well.
Small amounts of tooth decay do not need a porcelain crown procedure. Consult with Dr. Cohen at The Dental Sedation Center to learn whether you’re an ideal candidate.
Your Porcelain Crown Consultation
A porcelain crown consultation will involve a dental assessment from Dr. Cohen. Be prepared to provide your medical history related to dental services and operations. This consultation might require us to take X-rays for a better examination of your tooth structure.
Your tooth must have enough support for the porcelain crown to be attached effectively. Infections and tooth decays must also be checked before proceeding with porcelain crown attachment.
Porcelain crown procedures require two visits. The first visit is to prepare your tooth to make an impression on your gums using a temporary porcelain crown. During the second visit, your customized porcelain crown will be positioned on your prepared tooth.
Before attaching your temporary crown on the first visit, your mouth and teeth will be cleaned. After cleaning, the area will be anesthetized for a convenient and painless procedure. Once the anesthesia takes effect, a mold will be placed on your tooth for you to bite on.
This will help us create a customized permanent porcelain crown that will fit your bite. A dental drill will be used to reshape the tooth, removing decay and other damage. Afterward, a temporary porcelain crown will be attached, and then you will wait for three weeks.
When you come back in, you will have your customized permanent porcelain crown cemented on your tooth.
The Recovery Process
The recovery period after placement of a porcelain crown may take a few days. Side effects like inflammation, sensitivity, and irritation may vary from person to person. It is recommended that you gargle salt water a few times a day to reduce gum swelling.
Refrain from eating immediately after your first or second visit. Wait for the numbness from sedation to go away, and after 30 to 45 minutes, you can resume eating solid food. Be mindful to refrain from hard, crunchy, or sticky food after the procedure, as these may damage your newly attached porcelain crown.
For better results, chew with your other healthy teeth in the meantime. The cement of the porcelain crown needs to be allowed to harden. Before this process is complete, it should not be touched or moved at all costs.
How Much Does a Porcelain Crown Cost?
The cost of a porcelain crown procedure will depend on the work your tooth requires. Prescribed post-procedure medications, anesthesia, and clinic visit fees can also affect the overall cost.
Dental insurance may cover a porcelain crown procedure, since these are not done for cosmetic purposes alone. It also benefits your tooth’s function and overall dental health maintenance. Contact your health insurance to find out if porcelain crowns are covered in your dental benefits.
Schedule Your Consultation
For more information regarding porcelains crowns for Beverly Hills patients, contact The Dental Sedation Center and schedule a consultation. Dr. Cohen will be available to discuss the procedure in further detail.
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Sedation Dentistry has helped many people who are afraid or nervous about going to the dentist ...
Cosmetic Dentistry has helped countless men and women to improve their smiles and their confidence. ...
Many people struggle with getting to the dentist with any amount of regularity–for some, the ...
About Dr. Cohen
Dr. Patric Cohen has highly specialized training in Sedation Dentistry. Following in his grandfather’s footsteps, who began his dental practice in 1929, Dr. Cohen attended Stanford University and received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at University of Southern California. In 1984 Dr. Cohen began his dental practice in Beverly Hills.
Dr. Cohen’s deep compassion for people spawned his interest in helping patients who are fearful of dentistry. The result was the creation of the Dental Sedation Center and the treatment of countless patients who had avoided going to the dentist for years.
His humanitarian nature is also demonstrated through his volunteer efforts for the national Give Back A Smile program, where he donates free cosmetic dental services to victims of domestic violence. In addition, Dr. Cohen is the Battalion 9 Coordinator for the LA Fire Department’s Community Emergency Response Team. The Emergency Response Team trains citizens how to respond to disaster scenario such as an earthquake.
While Dr. Cohen’s focus is helping fearful patients, his talents don’t end there. He is also a visionary in the ever changing world of cosmetic dentistry, where he combines state-of-the-art technology with his special approach to patient care. In addition, he has extensive experience in dental implant procedures, having placed more than 2500 implants in the past two years. Dr. Cohen’s goal is to help people and ultimately make them want to smile.
Dr. Cohen completed a certification program in full mouth reconstruction at The Foundation For Advanced Continuing Education and has received dental implant training at the Kline Institute in Houston. Dr. Cohen is a fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry and a member of The Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. He has advanced training in cosmetic dentistry from the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. Dr. Cohen has lectured nationally on dental trauma in sports, and spoke at the International Sports Medicine Symposium held in conjunction with the summer Olympics in Atlanta. He has been interviewed on numerous television and radio programs including Eye On LA, CBS news, ABC news, Fox news, and KCAL news.
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The Dental Sedation Center
9025 Wilshire Blvd. #307,
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
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