Glendale Dentist Discusses Considerations To Keep In Mind When Getting A Crown

Written by Dr. McKay on Feb 20, 2024

A dental crown can improve the appearance of your smile and restore the functionality of a previously damaged or infected tooth. This type of treatment is indispensable in the world of restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Our Glendale dentists are committed to providing treatment that is tailored to fit our patients’ unique needs. Keep reading to learn more about ways we customize new crowns… 

Natural Tooth Shape

In order to deliver exceptionally natural-looking results, our team uses our patients’ natural dental shapes as guides. Whether your teeth are angular or rounded, our team can create a crown that matches your existing teeth. This is how we’re able to place crowns that blend in seamlessly with adjacent teeth.


It is also important, when crafting a custom crown, that the restoration is appropriately sized for the patient. Some of this is aesthetic—we want your restoration to look like it’s about the same size as your natural teeth. However, some of this decision is about maintaining a healthy and even bite. Generic crowns can actually throw off your entire bite and temporomandibular joint alignment.

Adjacent Teeth  

By making sure that your new crown coordinates with the natural teeth surrounding it, our team is able to achieve an attractive, seamless result. What does that mean for you? Well, one important thing to remember is that restorations cannot be lightened with professional whitening treatments. So, if you want to whiten your real teeth, it makes sense to do so before we shade your crown.

As you can see, our dental team works hard to personalize treatment to meet your aesthetic and functional needs. If you think that you could benefit from this type of treatment, our Glendale dentists are here to give you any additional information you need. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team!