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Advanced Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are caps that fit over a damaged tooth, protecting it from further damage and allowing you to continue using your full bite. The problem with traditional dental crowns, however, is that they require the removal of the majority of the enamel, further weakening the tooth. At Wilshire Dental, we focus on minimally invasive dentistry, so Dr. Melanie offers advanced dental crowns.

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What Are Advanced Dental Crowns?

Minimally invasive dentistry offers the chance to get porcelain dental crowns without putting the structure of your tooth or your gum health at risk. It is an option that promotes faster healing and less pain during recovery and avoids serious complications like gum inflammation. 

Advanced porcelain dental crowns allow you to receive the restoration your teeth need while keeping all of the work above the gumline. With this type of dentistry, only the parts of the tooth that are damaged are removed. 

Dr. Melanie uses various techniques and tools to limit the amount of healthy tooth that needs to be touched. Because of how effective advanced dental crowns are, minimally invasive dentistry is suitable even for severely damaged teeth.

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Getting Advanced Dental Crowns


If you have a damaged tooth, the first step you have to take is to reach out to Wilshire Dental. Dr. Melanie will examine the problem and recommend the treatment options that will offer the best results. For the majority of people with a damaged but still structurally sound tooth, advanced dental crowns made of porcelain are a good choice. 

3D Imaging for Custom Crowns

Once the day of treatment arrives, Dr. Melanie will start removing the damaged parts of the tooth, avoiding touching your gums. The next step is to create a mold of the tooth and send it to a lab where the crown will be made. 

Crown Placement

While you wait for the lab to create your permanent crown, you’ll be given a temporary one to protect your tooth. At the following appointment, Dr. Melanie will attach the permanent porcelain crown and ensure it feels comfortable and completely natural.

Visit a Qualified Dentist on Wilshire

Getting dental crowns no longer means having to weaken your tooth so the cap can fit over it. By using minimally invasive dentistry, Dr. Melanie helps you avoid long recovery periods and the risk of gum issues. Learn more about advanced porcelain dental crowns and how they can help by calling Wilshire Dental for an appointment.

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Location & Hours

Address: 3201 Wilshire Blvd. Ste. 110 Santa Monica, CA 90403Phone Number: (310) 829-5181

We are a street-level location on the corner of Wilshire and Franklin, right across the street from Big 5 and Bristol Farms.

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