Dental Porcelain Crowns
Brentwood / Los Angeles Porcelain Dental Crowns (Caps)
Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular, because they resemble your natural teeth. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.
Reasons for crowns:
Broken or fractured teeth.
Tooth has a root canal.
What does this procedure involve?
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.
While the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.
At your second appointment your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.
You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.
Before: Front (left)
Central tooth has a poor restoration. It does not look natural and is not contoured properly to match the gumline of the rest of the teeth.
After: Replaced with an All Porcelain Crown (no metal). Tooth is
now contoured to match the adjacent tooth. Crown lengthening may be required in order to match the rest of the gumline. Restored tooth looks very natural and matches the shape and color of the patient’s teeth.
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Each patient is unique, and results may vary.
Please contact us if you have questions or wish to schedule an appointment.)
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