Crowns Specialist

Hatem, DDS

Dentist located in Rossmoor, Los Alamitos, CA

Having missing or damaged teeth can get to be quite a nuisance for the average patient over time, but there are alternatives to the pain and discomfort. For example, you can choose to obtain crowns in Los Alamitos, California from Dr. Hatem Abdelhadi.

Crowns Q & A

What are Crowns?

Dental crowns are caps that are placed directly over the top of a cracked or otherwise damaged tooth. This cap restores the tooth’s size and shape. To be fitted with a crown, a dentist will first have to prepare the specific tooth, which often means reducing it. The dentist will then take an impression that is sent to the lab for testing and measurements. The crown is thereafter created and fit into your mouth. Afterward, the dentist handling your procedure will make small notations on the color of the crown and its effect on your bite before sealing it into place.

What are Crowns Made Of?

Dental crowns can be made from any number of materials. Most commonly, certain metals such as gold are used, though dentists might also choose to use other materials such as porcelain and ceramic. All-resin crowns are also popular.

Temporary crowns will usually be made of acrylic or stainless steel.

What are the Benefits of Crowns?

There are a wide variety of benefits that come with dental crowns, including the following:

  • Keeps a cracked tooth from falling apart while also protecting weak, decayed teeth from breaking.
  • Restores teeth that have previously been worn away or broken down entirely.
  • Covers up dental implants.
  • Covers up discolored or malformed teeth.
  • Keeps a dental bridge securely in place.

How Do You Care for Crowns?

In general, dental crowns are good, long-term solutions to oral issues, but you should still be careful with what you eat at times.

Try to stay away from sticky foods that can pull at your crown.
Try chewing away from the crown.
Avoid hard foods, such as raw vegetables.

How Long Do Crowns Last?

How long a dental crown lasts depends mostly on how well you practice good oral hygiene. As such, you can expect it to last at least 5 years, though healthy habits can keep them looking good for 15-20 years.

Accepted Insurance

Please contact our office for further information on accepted Insurance coverage.

Aetna PPO
Anthem Blue Cross PPO
Blue Shield PPO
Cigna 1000
Cigna 1500
Delta Dental PPO
Delta Dental Premier
Dental Benefit Providers PPO
Guardian PPO
Maverst PPO
Metlife PPO
United Concordia PPO
United Healthcare