Crowns Specialist

Orangecrest Family Dental Practice

Sheida Mohammadizadeh, DDS

Dentist located in Riverside, CA

A crown is a classic dental solution for improving the health and appearance of your smile, whether it be to cap off a dental implant or to restore a damaged tooth. At Orangecrest Family Dental Practice in Riverside, California, Sheida Mohammadizadeh, DDS, provides her patients with the highest quality crowns to keep their smiles looking and feeling great. To learn more about dental crowns, schedule an appointment by calling the offices or booking online.

Crowns Q & A

What is a crown?

A crown is an artificial tooth cap that’s permanently cemented to an existing root structure or a dental implant. A crown feels and works just like your natural tooth, and can even look like one, too, depending on the material you choose.

What does a crown do?

Dr. Mohammadizadeh uses crowns for a wide range of purposes, like:

  • Capping off a dental implant
  • Upgrading a tooth that’s cosmetically defected
  • Restoring a tooth’s strength and function after a root canal
  • Reinforcing a tooth that’s suffered from severe decay or physical trauma

A crown essentially enhances your smile by replacing the top portion of a tooth that’s not functioning properly.

What are crowns made of?

There are a few different materials that are used to make crowns, including:

  • Base metal alloys
  • Gold
  • Ceramic
  • Porcelain fused to metal
  • Zirconium

Dr. Mohammadizadeh recommends a particular material for you based on the tooth that’s being replaced and your budgetary and cosmetic preferences.

What’s the process of getting a crown?

Installing a crown is a relatively simple process. Dr. Mohammadizadeh can get your crown in place with two easy visits to Orangecrest Family Dental Practice.

During your first visit, Dr. Mohammadizadeh numbs your tooth and its surrounding tissues with a local anesthetic, then files down some of your tooth’s enamel to make room for the crown. Next, she takes an impression of your reshaped tooth that she sends off to a lab. The lab will design your crown to fit comfortably within your bite and blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile.

Dr. Mohammadizadeh fits you with a temporary crown while you wait for your permanent restoration to come back from the lab.

Once your permanent crown is ready, you come back to Orangecrest Family Dental Practice where Dr. Mohammadizadeh removes your temporary crown, cleans your mouth, and checks the fit and look of your permanent replacement. If everything looks good, Dr. Mohammadizadeh seals your permanent crown in place and sends you on your way with an instantly improved smile.

How do I care for my crown?

Crowns require no special maintenance and are very easy to care for. You can treat them just like the rest of your natural teeth, brushing and flossing them like normal.

To learn more about how Dr. Mohammadizadeh can improve the look and function of your smile with a dental crown, schedule an appointment today by calling the office or booking online.