Porcelain Dental Crowns
Porcelain crowns are aesthetically pleasing restorations that can be used to cap damaged teeth or replace teeth that are missing. Whereas crowns made of gold or other metals may be used on teeth near the back of the mouth, porcelain is usually preferred for front teeth because it matches the tint of real tooth enamel. Porcelain crowns are designed to resist stains and damage and can last for many years with routine care. Here is more about this treatment and how it is performed by our East Los Angeles dental crowns expert.
Patients may benefit from porcelain crowns if they have lost teeth or experienced damage from oral health problems, trauma, or aging. Porcelain crowns offer fast improvement of appearance, comfort, and function after these problems occur. Carefully crafted in a lab, porcelain crowns are not only tinted to match the other teeth of the patient but are slightly translucent for added realism. Badly decayed teeth, cracked teeth, broken teeth, and infected teeth treated by root canal may be ideal targets for this procedure from our East Los Angeles porcelain crowns expert.
Porcelain Dental Crowns East Los Angeles
Two appointments are necessary for patients to get porcelain crowns. At the first appointment, our expert in dental crowns in East Los Angeles takes X-rays and reviews goals to design the crowns and plan treatment. After preparing the teeth by removing some enamel and covering them with temporary, protective crowns, our dentist instructs patients to return at a set date for their permanent crowns. Once the new crowns have been received from the lab, patients return to have their temporary crowns removed and their permanent crowns fitted and bonded in place. When used to replace teeth, crowns may be anchored in place with dental bridges or implants.
Dental crowns tend to last for five to 15 years, but they can last for decades depending on the level of care they receive. Patients who receive this treatment from our expert in porcelain crowns in East Los Angeles should avoid foods that are heavily colored or excessively hard so that damage or discoloration does not occur. At a consultation with our cosmetic dentist in East Los Angeles, patients can learn more about porcelain crowns and the improvements they offer.