Porcelain Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are a versatile dental restoration that can be used to restore the size, shape, and color of a specific tooth. They can be used to protect a weakened tooth from breaking, restore an already broken tooth, hold a dental bridge in place, cover a dental implant, or cover up a severely discolored tooth. Our Los Angeles dental crowns expert can also use crowns on children to save a damaged tooth that cannot support a filling or protect the teeth of a child who is highly susceptible to develop tooth decay.
Our expert in dental crowns in Los Angeles can make the restoration out of a variety of materials. Crowns made of metals such as gold or palladium are exceptionally strong, and they can withstand the strong forces brought about by chewing or biting. Metal crowns rarely break, so you will not have to worry about replacing it for a long time. However, they are highly noticeable, so our dentist will most likely only recommend these kinds of crowns for the back of the mouth. For restoring teeth that are prominently part of your smile, our expert may recommend porcelain crowns. Porcelain is a non-porous substance, so it is very difficult to stain. Our Los Angeles porcelain crowns expert is likely to recommend it for patients who cannot receive a metal crown due to allergies or other limitations.
Porcelain Dental Crowns Los Angeles
Before receiving your crown, our expert in porcelain crowns in Los Angeles will need to take X-rays and dental impressions of your teeth. The natural tooth will need to be trimmed down so that the crown can comfortably fit over it, and a temporary crown will be placed until your permanent crown is ready. During your second appointment, the temporary crown will be removed, and you will receive your brand new crown.
After your crown is firmly in place, our dentist will give you some aftercare instructions to prevent the crown from chipping or falling out. If properly cared for, your crown can last up to 15 years. Some patients even have their crowns last longer because they follow good oral hygiene practices. If you think you can benefit from a dental crown, schedule a consultation with our cosmetic dentist in Los Angeles.