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A dental crown is essentially a tooth-shaped cap, made of porcelain, ceramic, or other materials, placed over a tooth by a dentist to restore strength, shape, size, and appearance. When cemented into place, the crown fully encases the entire visible portion of the tooth, at and above the gumline, to protect and strengthen the structure of a tooth that cannot be restored with a filling or other restoration method.

Serving Pasadena and the surrounding area, Niloufar Molayem, D.D.S. practices general and cosmetic dentistry in Pasadena, with dental services geared toward conservative, holistic treatment. Using biocompatible materials that will not cause a reaction in the patient, she employs a natural, “mimicking” technique designed to emulate the patient’s natural anatomy, employing the least aggressive methods possible while ensuring the well-being of the whole patient. For some of the most natural-looking results, visit Pasadena Smile Center for dental crowns Pasadena patients can rely on.

Chewing can be improved when a tooth is reshaped with a crown to more efficiently match opposing teeth. Porcelain crowns or ceramic crowns can be matched to the color of the teeth for a natural, aesthetically pleasing appearance. Modern ceramic processes produce color and translucency more natural looking now than ever before.

Why Your Dentist May Recommend a Crown

Dr. Molayem may recommend tooth restoration with a crown for of a number of reasons, both structural and cosmetic. She may place a crown to:

  • Restore a cracked or fractured tooth
  • Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
  • Replace a large filling
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Cover a tooth with a root canal
  • Attach a bridge
  • Cover a tooth that is discolored or poorly shaped
  • Improve the appearance of your smile

Crown Placement Procedure

A crown placement procedure usually requires two appointments. Before the crown can be created in the dental laboratory, the tooth must be reduced in size so the cap (crown) can fit over it properly.

In your first appointment, while the tooth is numb, Dr. Molayem will prepare it by removing decay and shaping the surface of the tooth to properly fit a crown. Then, she will take several accurate impressions to provide an exact mold for the crown, and to create temporary crown that will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until the new crown has been fabricated in the dental lab. At this time, she will also carefully match the exact shade of your porcelain crown to your existing teeth.

Using the impression made by Dr. Molayem, the dental laboratory will make your crown according to her specifications. When the new crown is ready, you have your second appointment, at which time the temporary crown is removed, the tooth is cleaned, and the new crown is cemented in place. Dr. Molayem places the crown carefully, to ensure accurate spacing and a comfortable, correct bite.

Dental Crowns Pasadena

Dental Crowns in Pasadena

Niloufar Molayem, D.D.S. is a Doctor of Dental Surgery who takes an integrated, holistic approach to general and cosmetic dentistry. When placing a crown or performing other restorative procedures, she uses a natural mimicking technique and the least aggressive methods possible. Whether you need a dental crown to preserve a tooth, attach a bridge, or enhance the appearance of your smile, you can have confidence that she will provide high quality, conservative dental treatment, using safe, biocompatible materials. Our goal is not only improving your smile, but also ensuring your well-being as a whole person.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

May 2020

Dear Valued Patient:

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

  • All patients must wear a mask when entering the office.
  • Anyone accompanying you will be asked to wait in their vehicle.
  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
  • Upon arrival at your appointment your temperature will be taken for the safety of all staff and patients.
  • Prior to receiving treatment you will be asked to rinse with an antimicrobial for a minimum of 30 seconds
  • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
  • You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
  • UV Air purifiers have been placed throughout the office.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
  • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time, so we ask that you do your best to be on time.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at (626)798-7834 or visit our website at pasadenasmilecenter@yahoo.com.

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.


Sincerely, Niloufar Molayem, D.D.S. & Team

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