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We specialize in rebuilding parts of a tooth or an entire tooth from the root upward with dental crowns

True to our name, Pasadena Prosthodontics blends the art and science of prosthodontic care exceptionally well. As a prosthodontist, Dr. Christopher Marchack specializes in restoring the structure, function, health, and aesthetics of the teeth and other oral and maxillofacial tissues of the mouth, jaws, and face. Individuals and families from throughout our slice of Los Angeles County, Southern California, and far beyond trust their restorative care to our specialty practice. We have patients who travel from across the country, Europe, and Asia to benefit from our onsite capabilities, superior care, and myriad quality materials and treatment options

Dental Crown Material Options in Pasadena CA Area

Dental crown treatment explained 

Dental crowns are among the most common and versatile treatments available to dentists and prosthodontists like Dr. Marchack. A crown is a dental prosthesis that may be precisely shaped to rebuild a portion of a broken, decayed, or otherwise damaged tooth. 

Modern dentists have many durable and highly aesthetic materials to choose from, and Dr. Marchack can explain the benefits and considerations associated with each during a consultation. Depending on factors such as the location of the tooth to be treated and your personal preferences, you may be a good candidate for a crown made from dental ceramic, such as porcelain, metals like gold, or a combination of ceramic and metal. For instance, the PFM (porcelain fused to metal) crown may feature a metal core and a porcelain shell. 

Crowns to “save” or enhance a tooth 

The white, visible part of the tooth above the gumline is called a “crown.” Such crowns may become damaged due to erosion, chips, fractures, decay, and other forms of trauma. Additionally, a crown may be vulnerable to cosmetic damage. We can replace the crown with our technical and artistic skills. First, the natural tooth is “prepared” by ensuring any damaged or decayed tissue is removed. The tooth is generally reshaped to properly “accept” the crown. We then make impressions or models of the tooth. This model is used to guide the fabrication of the crown. Our patients have peace of mind that their crown will look, feel, and function in a natural manner because we enlist the expertise of our in-house ceramist. 

After the definitive crown is ready, we will ensure it seamlessly fits over the natural tooth. The crown is then secured to the tooth. In doing so, we cover up aesthetic imperfections, such as stubborn discoloration or severely worn or misshapen teeth. We can also restore the structural integrity of a tooth that has sustained significant wear and tear, decay, or other forms of damage. In fact, a crown is the finishing touch for a treatment that can “save” a deeply inflamed or infected tooth: root canal therapy. The placement of a crown after RCT supports long-term strength and prevents reinfection. 

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Crowns for tooth replacement 

We will discuss replacement options promptly if a tooth cannot be preserved. Conventional dental bridges and dental implants both use crowns. Bridges are made from at least one replacement tooth (called a “pontic”) and two dental crowns. The crowns and the pontic are fused together. Then, this bridge is applied to the teeth on either side of the pontic as a single piece. This process allows for the pontic to fill the gap between the crowns. The neighboring teeth further support the pontic. These neighbors (“abutments”) anchor the replacement tooth. 

A single crown may also be used to restore a dental implant. The implant is placed in the jawbone and is designed to function like a tooth root. Once the crown is connected to the implant, the replacement tooth is “rooted” or stabilized in the jaw. 

We welcome your questions about options to preserve or replace teeth and what to expect from these procedures. Call Pasadena Prosthodontics at 855.770.3737. You may also book an appointment or virtual consultation from this website. 

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Baldwin Marchack, DDS, MBA

A graduate from USC School of Dentistry with a Doctor of Dental Surgery, Dr. Baldwin Marchack is renowned for his focus, keen passion for knowledge and passion for serving his community. His areas of special interest are restorative, esthetic and implant dentistry. Dr. Marchack updates himself regularly with new methods and techniques that evolve over time. Dr. Marchack is the Founding Member of the Academy for Excellence in Dentistry based in Los Angeles, CA. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He has held notable positions of authority as the past president of the American Prosthodontic Society, Osseointegration Study Club of Southern California, the Pacific Coast Society for Prosthodontics and the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.

Christopher Marchack, DDS

An alumnus of the prestigious Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco Dr. Christopher Marchack is well-known for his passion to serve his patients to the best of his ability which involves educating and imparting methods of good dental hygiene. Whilst maintaining a position on the editorial review board for the Journal of Prosthodontic Dentistry and the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants, he is also an Associate Clinical Professor at USC School of Dentistry, an Associate Clinical Instructor at the University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and lectures on related dental subjects both on domestic and international platforms.

Eugenia Chan, DDS, MMSc

A graduate of the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California and a Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) certified Prosthodontist, Dr. Eugenia Chan is an established professional in her field and takes a special interest in the restoration of damaged teeth. Some of the projects she worked on include her active participation in the project led by Lucy Taylor Hobbs Society to empower female dental students and reinforce the contribution made by women to the professional dental industry. She has undertaken a voluntary role to teach dental health which includes the proper technique of brushing, flossing and implications of consuming a healthy diet to underprivileged children whose access to health care is little to none.

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