Porcelain Crowns Gardena CA

Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain Crowns Gardena, CA

Besides diminishing your self-esteem and confidence, a smile that has damaged or broken teeth just doesn’t have the power of an even, bright smile.

When it comes to tooth restoration, porcelain crowns are typically considered to be one of the best-looking and longest-lasting options for a healthy and gorgeous smile.

What Are Porcelain Crowns?

Porcelain crowns are tooth-colored caps that are placed on top of damaged teeth to restore and protect them. There are two types of porcelain crowns: all porcelain and porcelain fused-to-metal.

What Are All Porcelain Crowns?

All porcelain crowns (sometimes called all-ceramic crowns) are by far the most popular. They can be matched to surrounding teeth nearly perfectly, providing patients with the most natural looking results.

Entirely constructed from porcelain and ceramics, no metal is used, making them non-toxic and perfect for people with metal allergies.

All porcelain crowns are commonly used to restore and improve the appearance of the front teeth.

Porcelain Crowns Gardena CA
Porcelain Crowns in Gardena CA

What Are Porcelain Fused-to-Metal Crowns?

Porcelain fused-to-metal (PFM crowns) crowns have a porcelain cap that is attached to a metal base. This type of crown offers the great natural look of porcelain and the strength and durability of a metal crown. They are used mainly for front and back teeth.

PFM crowns can wear opposing teeth faster and the metal can cause the appearance of gray lines around your gum line, however. Patients who clench or grind their teeth should ask if this is an appropriate treatment option.

When Are Porcelain Crowns Needed?

Common dental cases where a porcelain crown is recommended are:

  • To protect teeth severely weakened by cavities and decay
  • To cover dental implants
  • To replace fillings that are very large
  • To cover damaged or cracked natural teeth
  • To protect teeth that have undergone root canals
  • To improve bite alignment
  • To even out the shape, size and color of teeth, aesthetically improving a smile

How Are Porcelain Crowns Placed?

At Gardena Dental Care, porcelain crowns are placed over two visits.

During the first visit, the tooth being covered is first thoroughly cleaned. An impression of the tooth is then created and sent to a dental lab where the impression is used to craft your custom crown. The dentist will place a temporary crown over the tooth to protect it until the permanent crown is ready in a few weeks.

Once ready, the permanent crown is then placed on your second visit.

How Do You Maintain Porcelain Crowns?

A good oral care routine is necessary to keep decay and gum disease away from your natural tooth underneath the crown. Our dentists recommend that you brush and floss twice a day, giving special attention to the gum line.

How Long Do Porcelain Crowns Last?

Porcelain crowns can last anywhere between 5 – 25 years, depending on how well they are taken care of. They are not cavity resistant and require the same maintenance as your natural teeth.

By brushing and flossing daily and visiting the dentist for regular six-month checkups, porcelain crowns will stay in top condition. Some have lasted up to 30 years!

Porcelain Crowns Gardena CA

How Much Do Porcelain Crowns Cost?

The cost of porcelain crowns will vary by case, but the price range for each can be estimated as follows:

Insurance will usually cover part of the cost for restorative crowns, but Gardena Dental Care offers flexible payment options to ensure patients can receive necessary treatment without being deterred by cost.

Porcelain Crowns Can Improve Your Smile & Oral Health

Contact us at (424) 295-7885 today to schedule a consultation with our expert dentists and learn how porcelain crowns can be used to protect your teeth and brighten your smile!

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