Learn About Dental Crowns in Fremont
Sometimes, a tooth can decay or be damaged to the point where it lacks the proper structure to protect itself. Teeth may also require replacement if they are lost to decay, in which a crown can also assist. Christopher L. Louie, DDS, Inc. is proud to provide dental crowns to the people of Fremont, Newark, and Pleasanton.
Beautiful Protection for Your Teeth
The main purpose of a tooth-supported crown is to protect that tooth from erosion, decay, and stress. There are several different materials which can be used for this restoration, from gold to porcelain. However, crowns can also serve a more cosmetic purpose as well. To meet both of these needs, our Fremont dentist’s material of choice is zirconia.
Zirconia crowns meet the aesthetic needs of a patient because its appearance naturally mimics that of a naturally healthy tooth. The white coloration, translucent sheen, and smooth texture all make a zirconia dental restoration difficult to distinguish from a real tooth. However, Dr. Louie prefers zirconia because it also matches a natural tooth’s strength. The durability and chewing ability of zirconia is close to those of a natural tooth, enabling your restored tooth to continue functioning as before.
Blocking out Infection
Crowns are a vital part of another procedure: root canals. Our Fremont dentist is able to perform root canals when damage or infection causes the pulp of a tooth to die. After a tunnel is drilled into the tooth structure, the pulp is cleaned out and replaced with a sealing substance. However, the tooth structure removed to access the pulp cannot be replaced, so Dr. Louie places a crown onto the tooth to seal this hole and reinforce the natural tooth.
Replace Missing Teeth
If you have lost teeth, an excellent solution for replacing these teeth and restoring your natural smile is to receive dental implants. These titanium posts are surgically implanted into the jaw by an oral surgeon, and then Dr. Louie adds a dental restoration – the visible tooth or teeth – to the implant post once you have fully healed from the surgery.
Dental implants can replace any number of teeth, up to a full arch. However, if only one tooth needs to be replaced, then a solitary implant will be placed and topped with a zirconia crown. By using a crown as a single tooth replacement, our Fremont dentist can help fill in a gap in your smile and restore your ability to speak and chew without difficulty.
Call Us for Dental Crowns
For over 33 years, our practice has helped Fremont, Newark, and Pleasanton restore their smiles with crowns. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact Christopher L. Louie, DDS, Inc. today!