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For all intents and purposes, a crown completely replaces the enamel layer of a tooth with an artificial material, such as gold alloys, base metals or porcelain. This effectively restores the full function and appearance of one of your teeth. Your dentist at Toluca Dental Care might recommend fitting a tooth for a crown to address a wide range of dental applications.

Crowns are most commonly called for to repair issues with tooth decay or to restore a tooth that has lost a large filling. If the decay is extensive, the dentist at Toluca Dental Care might need to perform a root canal to restore enough structure to mount a crown you can find out more.

If a tooth has been badly chipped, or fractured, yet the internal dentin, pulp and root of the tooth are completely healthy, a crown can be used to replace the entire enamel layer of the damaged tooth.

A crown might also be called for in the course of a cosmetic restoration for a tooth in your smile. This is especially helpful for a tooth that is in your smile that lacks sufficient enamel to mount a dental veneer.

If you have a damaged or decayed tooth or one of your teeth needs significant cosmetic restoration you should call Toluca Dental Care’s office in Toluca Lake, California at 818-760-9912 to explore your restoration options.