Porcelain Dental Crowns
Porcelain dental crowns are tooth-shaped restorations that fit over the entire visible portion of the tooth. They are designed to restore the tooth’s appearance, size, strength and function. Our El Monte dental crowns expert may recommend porcelain dental crowns in several situations, including:
- To restore a tooth that is weak, cracked, broken or severely worn
- To support a tooth with a large dental filling
- To conceal severely discolored or misshapen teeth
- To protect and strengthen a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy
- To cover a dental implant, which is used to restore missing teeth
- To support dental bridges
Our El Monte porcelain crowns expert can match the color of all-porcelain dental crowns to the color of your teeth precisely, and dental porcelain is translucent in the same way that dental enamel is, which allows for a more natural appearance. Porcelain crowns can be an especially good choice for front teeth.
Porcelain Dental Crowns El Monte
If you are a candidate for one or more porcelain dental crowns, our expert in dental crowns in El Monte will begin with a complete oral evaluation. We will examine the tooth and its underlying structures to ensure its overall health. If the damage or decay is close to the internal chambers of the tooth, we may recommend a root canal procedure to ensure a more successful procedure. The tooth will then be prepared, which necessitates the contouring of the enamel for a close, comfortable fit.
After your tooth has been prepared, our expert in porcelain crowns in El Monte will place a temporary porcelain dental crown to protect your tooth as you wait for the lab to complete your final restoration. When your crown is ready, it will be examined for fit and appearance, and your bite will be checked to ensure your comfort. The crown will then be bonded using strong dental cements and cured with a special light. Taking care of your crown requires good dental hygiene and attention to good dental habits, including twice-daily brushing and daily flossing.
Contact our El Monte dentist today to learn more about your options or to schedule your consultation.