All-Porcelain Dental Crowns – Los Angeles, CA
Restore Your Teeth Without Metal Materials
Dental crowns (also called caps) for front teeth were formerly made from porcelain-fused-to-metal. When the top layer of porcelain began to wear away, the metal caused a black margin at the gumline. The porcelain-covered metal also had an unnatural, opaque appearance. Dr. Latner prefers to place metal-free, all-porcelain dental crowns in Los Angeles that look less bulky and more translucent, like natural tooth enamel.
Why Choose Westside Dental Associates for All-Porcelain Dental Crowns?
- High-Quality Materials for Natural Appearances
- Safe Digital X-Rays to Ensure Accurate Treatment Planning
- Personalized Results According to Patients’ Needs
What Does a Dental Crown Do?
A dental crown fits over a structurally compromised tooth to restore shape, appearance, strength, function, and comfort. The crown forms a seal with the gumline to prevent bacteria from accessing the underlying tooth. Repairing a severely decayed or fractured tooth may require two or more visits.
How Is a Dental Crown Placed?
The procedure to place a dental crown over a damaged tooth involves several steps. First, Dr. Latner will numb the area around the tooth with a topical gel, followed by a comfortable injection of a local anesthetic. These preliminary procedures make the entire experience comfortable.
Next, Dr. Latner will remove the damaged portion of the tooth and take an impression to send to our dental lab. A ceramist will fabricate a custom crown according to the impression so that it sits snugly atop the compromised tooth and fits well with surrounding teeth. Dr. Latner will place a temporary crown for you to wear until the permanent crown is delivered.
At your follow-up visit, Dr. Latner will remove your temporary crown and permanently secure the final restoration.