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By John Chu, D.M.D.
January 25, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental crowns provide stability and strength to your natural teeth.

Keeping your teeth healthy is the number one priority for Dr. John Chu and Dr. Mary Lin, your South Pasadena, California dentists. A dental crownlapse in regular dental checkups, poor eating habits or accidents can all affect the health of your teeth, leaving them vulnerable to further damage or total loss. However, dental crowns from your South Pasadena dentist can help restore the strength and function of your natural teeth. Here's how:

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns have been a part of restorative dentistry since the late 1800s when they were referred to as "jackets." Both their names describe their basic function: to top off or cover a damaged natural tooth that cannot sustain any further dental work. They can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, ceramic or gold. Once they are designed and cemented into place over a tooth, they restore the aesthetic and practical properties of a tooth that were lost to trauma or decay. They can also be used as "abutments" for a bridge; the crowned teeth hold a false tooth, or pontic, in place where a tooth has been lost.

Why do I need a crown?

While you might easily adapt to losing one tooth, the loss will affect the rest of your oral health. Teeth need to be in a full set in order to function properly; otherwise, they tend to "drift" in an attempt to find a tooth with which to adjoin. Your jawbone needs the root system of each tooth to keep it stable. But with crowns from your South Pasadena dentist, even if the visible part of your tooth is damaged, the rest of your tooth is preserved. This translates into good long-term dental health.

If you think one or more of your teeth might benefit from crowns, don't delay in calling the dental offices of Dr. John Chu and Dr. Mary Lin in South Pasadena, California to schedule a consultation.

Cosmetic Dentist South Pasadena, CAEven though Christmas is just around the corner, it’s still a good idea to start planning your New Year’s resolutions. At John Chu’s, South Pasadena cosmetic dentist, practice, we give you three great dental ideas to think about for your New Year’s resolutions.

Whiten a dim smile

On New Year’s Eve, you will be probably be with friends and family counting down the seconds until the New Year’s Eve Ball finally drops to signify the start of 2014. The bright lights, glittery décor and sparkling glasses of Champagne brighten your mood. Can you say the same about your smile? Why not revamp your tooth color with a professional teeth-whitening procedure at our office. It’s important to feel and look your best.

Fix minor imperfections 

Typically, New Year’s resolutions focus on changing something: attitude, goals and image. When it comes to your teeth, there might be some minor imperfections you want to change. How about talking to your South Pasadena cosmetic dentists about veneers? They can correct minor spaces and misalignment, discoloration and odd shape of teeth. Fixing minor details can mean maximum boost in confidence, so you can start the New Year with a bang!
It’s not about what you will give up in 2014—it’s about what you will gain with an improved smile. Talk to your cosmetic dentists in South Pasadena regarding oral health tips and cosmetic services. A better smile awaits you in 2014!

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