Dental crowns may be required due to a variety of dental ailments. These include trauma, damage or decay. Even though crowns are fairly common, most patients still would not want to have them because of aesthetic reasons. For some people, crowns don’t look pretty or believe that the crowns wouldn’t match the natural color of their teeth. In cases where aesthetics are just as important as functionality, our experts at Westside Center for Periodontics and Dental Implants believe that, All Porcelain crowns are the best option for natural looking crowns.
What are All Porcelain Crowns?
All Porcelain crowns are crowns made of porcelain as the name describes it. Porcelain is a kind of ceramic. The advantages of all-porcelain crowns are improved aesthetics, suitable for patients who have reduced space in their mouth, and would prefer natural looking teeth. These types of crowns are also the best option for patients who have any type of metal allergies. Although their cost is comparatively higher than other types of crowns, their look and quality compensate for the higher price.
What is the procedure to fit All Porcelain Crowns?
The procedure for fitment of porcelain crowns is similar to the fitment of any types of crowns. The tooth is clean, reshaped and prepared for the procedure. A mold is taken from the prepared tooth and sent to the lab so that the crown is fabricated. In the meantime, the patient will be sent home with a temporary crown which is fitted to the tooth. The lab takes about two to three weeks to create the porcelain crown. Once the crown is ready, the crown gets fitted to the prepared tooth, and the crown is fixed with dental cement.
All Porcelain crowns are your best option if you need to receive a dental crown, and don’t want to worry about a mismatched crown or two. Our dental experts at Westside Center for Periodontics and Dental Implants in Los Angeles will ensure that your crowns are of the highest quality and bring confidence to your smile.