There are many dental restorations that are used in repairing and restoring the smile when problems arise. A common restoration is a dental crown. A crown is a porcelain tooth cap that is created by a dentist and placed over a natural tooth to offer an extra layer of strength and protection. The porcelain crown is made specifically for the patient to blend in with the rest of the smile, and color, shape, and size are all considered during fabrication. San Francisco, CA area patients who need dental crowns can visit our dentists at West Portal Family Dentistry to discuss their options.
Most tooth crowns are made to cover a tooth that may have been weakened by large cavities or root canal therapy. They are fabricated to bond over a natural tooth structure as an extra layer of strength and protection. The crown is made of porcelain as this is the material that closely mimics natural tooth enamel. Porcelain is also strong and durable, allowing patients to maintain their restoration for many years with proper care.
Dental crowns are also used in restorative dentistry as a false tooth over a dental implant. The dental implant is placed into the bone of the jaw and has an abutment on the top that rests on the gum line. A dental crown is made to sit over the abutment to replace a single tooth.
The best candidates for dental crowns are those with:
San Francisco, CA area, patients interested in quality care and attention for their dental needs are encouraged to visit the team at West Portal Family Dentistry to discuss their unique dental situations. If a dental crown is recommended, Drs. Terri Nguyen and Laura Huynh can schedule an appointment for patients to have their procedure performed. Call us at (415) 604-9292 we are located at 26 West Portal Ave., Ste. #4, and welcome new and current patients. We also provide services for both adults and children and look forward to working with your family.
A graduate from UC San Francisco with a Doctor of Dental Science degree, Dr. Terri Nguyen has over 20 years of expertise in the field of dental practice. She is known for her caring and passionate nature towards her patients whilst having a wealth of knowledge and technical skill.
Dr. Nguyen continues to update herself with newer and tested treatment methods and technology to ensure that she is capable of delivering the best possible service to her clients. Her areas of specialty include root canal therapy, implant dentistry and cosmetic treatment. She is also a prestigious member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Dr. Laura Huynh dedicates herself to providing the highest level of dental care to patients of all ages. While she has over 15 years of experience in all areas of general practice, she especially enjoys pediatric dentistry and cosmetic dentistry for adults.
A UC Irvine graduate, Dr. Huynh obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Arthur Dugoni Dental School at University of Pacific. She stays on top of the latest trends and technologies in dentistry by following continuing education courses annually. She is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and San Francisco Dental Society.