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Restore your smile with dental crowns

While the goal of dentistry is to ensure that patients have healthy, functioning teeth for eating and speaking, there are times when significant damage occurs to a tooth that can impact its core structure. A large area of decay, cracking, or trauma and injury to a tooth may require a dentist to restore it in one of several ways. One of the more common ways to repair a tooth is with porcelain teeth caps or crowns. Centennial, Colorado, area dentist Dr. Ava Khodakhast at Argyle Family Dental finds that crowns are a versatile solution in many different situations for these patients.  

What is a dental crown? 

The best way to describe cosmetic crowns is as a porcelain restoration that is made to cover the visible portions of a tooth above the gum line. A tooth that is weak or damaged can be much more susceptible to damage down the road, including infection and breakage. Placing a dental crown can protect the tooth and help repair the structure so the tooth can function as usual. For seamless integration, these restorations are custom-made for patients to match the rest of the teeth. 

When might a dentist recommend the placement of a dental crown? 

Dr. Ava Khodakhast may advise Centennial area patients to consider a dental crown for the following purposes:

  • To support a tooth with a large cavity or filling
  • To protect a tooth from breakage
  • To hold a tooth together that is cracked
  • To restore a tooth that is broken or worn down
  • To anchor a dental bridge on both sides
  • To make a cosmetic improvement
  • To cover a dental implant and replace a single tooth
  • To improve a tooth that is badly stained or irregularly shaped

What can I expect from the process of obtaining a dental crown? 

First, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing enamel from the outer edges. An impression is made and used so the dental crown can fit right over the prepared tooth. A temporary crown is made and bonded over the tooth while a ceramist fabricates the final restoration. When their crown is complete, patients return to the office to have the temporary crown removed and the final restoration bonded over the natural tooth. 

How do I learn more? 

Call Dr. Ava Khodakhast and her team at Argyle Family Dental in Centennial, CO, to learn more about dental crowns. Her office is at 8120 South Holly Street, Suite #208, and he can be reached at (303) 770-2254 for an appointment.

Dr. Ava Khodakhast

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 work.

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.

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