Dental crowns are a common restoration used at Argyle Family Dental in Centennial, Colorado. Dr. Ava Khodakhast and her team provide this and other restorative dentistry solutions for patients and is ready to talk to you about dental crown placement and what to expect.
A dental crown is like a cap for teeth. It is made of porcelain, a strong and lasting material, perfect for covering a damaged or compromised tooth. It is bonded over the top of the tooth and looks just like natural tooth enamel due to its appearance. Our dental team takes great pride in fabricating dental crowns that match the existing teeth’ size, shape, and color to ensure they blend in with the smile and look completely natural! The dental crown is the most common of dental restorations, along with dental fillings for cavities.
Different situations may arise in which patients might need to have a dental crown placed on their teeth. Dr. Ava Khodakhast may suggest a dental crown when a tooth has:
Patients needing a dental crown will start the process with a consultation visit. Dr. Ava Khodakhast and her team will evaluate the smile and decide if a tooth can benefit from the placement of a natural-looking dental crown. If so, the process starts with preparations. The dentist files down the tooth structure to make the remaining tooth smaller to accommodate the crown. Impressions are taken, which are molds that show the contours of the prepared tooth and the surrounding teeth. These impressions are sent to our quality dental laboratory, where a ceramist creates the final restoration, ensuring it matches the patient’s smile so the dental crown is not noticeable. In the meantime, our team places a temporary crown over the top that protects the remaining tooth structure and avoids damage until the new restoration is complete and returned to the dental office for placement.
Dental crowns are a typical restoration used to repair teeth in the smile and are a long-lasting solution that adds strength and durability to the remaining structure.
If you believe you might benefit from a dental crown, or if Dr. Ava Khodakhast of Argyle Family Dental has recommended one, it is time to talk to our team for a consultation visit and initial evaluation.
Immerse yourself in the world of exquisite dental artistry crafted by Dr. Ava Khodakhast, a
distinguished prosthodontist whose journey is a testament to the fusion of science and art in
dentistry. With an unwavering commitment to elevating lives through her specialized expertise, Dr.
Khodakhast has redefined the landscape of prosthodontics, captivating hearts with her transformative
Embarking on her odyssey in 2000 as a Doctor of Dental Surgery, Dr. Khodakhast's passion for her craft led her to traverse continents for knowledge. She pursued her American DDS at the esteemed University of Missouri, Kansas City, setting the foundation for a remarkable career. Yet, her thirst for mastery pushed her to delve deeper. Venturing into the realm of complexity, she dedicated three intensive years at the Medical College of Georgia, earning a master's in Oral Biology and seamlessly entwining it with a Residency in Prosthodontics.
Prosthodontics is the symphony of precision and creativity, where every note is a smile transformed. Dr. Khodakhast is a virtuoso in this art, specializing in intricate cosmetic makeovers, implant procedures, and comprehensive mouth rehabilitation. Recognized as a "Diplomate" by the American Board of Prosthodontics and as a "Fellow" by the American College of Prosthodontists, she soars among the select few who define excellence in this arena. Her certification as a prosthodontist is a testament to her rigorous education and training, making her a beacon of expertise for dental and maxillofacial reconstruction and rehabilitation. Dentists themselves entrust their patients to her care, a testament to her unparalleled mastery.
A luminary in academia, Dr. Khodakhast served as the assistant director of Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. She also worked in private practice at UMKC, applying the techniques and skills she taught in complicated, aesthetic case settings. During her junior year of college, she graced India with her charitable work, a touch of humanity that infuses her artistry with compassion.
Emanating from the core of her being is a dedication to her patient's well-being. You can rely on her to provide unparalleled care rooted in scientific precision and artistic commitment.