Porcelain crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are used to restore teeth to their original shape, size and function. Our Los Angeles porcelain crowns expert takes a holistic approach to improving the health and restoring the function and beauty of our patients’ smiles. We use metal-free crowns to reduce the risk of allergic reaction, irritation and other potential issues.
Although no restoration lasts forever, porcelain crowns are remarkably durable and can last for many years. Our Los Angeles crowns expert also uses the most cosmetically pleasing restorations when possible. Porcelain has a surface that is quite similar to natural dental enamel and can be made to match the precise shade of your own teeth.
Our expert in porcelain crowns in Los Angeles may recommend porcelain crowns if you have:
• Broken or fractured teeth.
• A severely decayed tooth.
• A tooth with a large filling.
• Undergone root canal treatment.
• A severely misshapen, discolored or otherwise cosmetically flawed tooth.
Porcelain Crowns Los Angeles
If you are a candidate for porcelain crowns, you will usually need two appointments with our expert in crowns in Los Angeles. At the first appointment, we will prepare the tooth and take dental impressions that will be used to create your custom crown. We will place a temporary crown to protect the tooth in the interim. When your permanent crown is ready, it will be checked for fit and then permanently bonded to your tooth.
Maintaining your dental crown is much like maintaining your dental health. We recommend brushing after meals, flossing daily and visiting us at least twice a year for routine checkups. Because our dentist practices holistic dentistry, we may also make other recommendations that can ensure your overall lifestyle is conducive to good dental and general health. We may also recommend preventative strategies that include nutritional changes or dietary supplements, which can keep both your smile and your body healthier.
Learn more about how porcelain crowns can protect and restore your teeth or how biological dentistry can play an important role in the health of your smile by contacting us today and scheduling your appointment with our Los Angeles biological dentist.