To explain crowns in a nutshell, a crown effectively replaces the outer enamel layer of a tooth with an artificial material that is not vulnerable to tooth decay. There are several different problems that Dr. Sami Y. Nouhad can address with a crown.
Advanced tooth decay or a missing filling can often compromise so much of the enamel layer of a tooth that Dr. Sami Y. Nouhad simply can’t repair the problem area with a common filling. In a situation like this he can completely replace the enamel layer before replacing it with a crown.
Fractures, cracks, chips, and other damaged enamel can also compromise a tooth. In some situations, Dr. Sami Y. Nouhad might need to perform a root canal to address any internal damage done to the tooth, before restoring the enamel with a crown.
Dr. Sami Y. Nouhad can also use a crown to improve the cosmetic appearance of a tooth in your smile that has been marred by chips, deep staining issues or visible past dental work.
The material Dr. Sami Y. Nouhad recommends for your crown will be influenced by the tooth’s locations in your mouth, it’s primary function and appearance in your smile. Almost all crowns are made from either gold alloys, base metals or porcelain.
If you would like to know more about how a crown can improve one of your problematic teeth, you should call Dr. Sami Y. Nouhad at 323-466-3541 to schedule an appointment.