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Porcelain Crowns


Rendering of jaw with dental crownAt Lakewood Dental Arts, we only offer the very best in aesthetic and durable restorations. This includes porcelain crowns. Thanks to advances in technology, porcelain has become the preferred material when it comes to cosmetics. Porcelain can be textured and shaped to match the appearance of natural enamel. It also possesses the same light-scattering properties as natural enamel. For these reasons and more, a porcelain crown can be used for both restorative and cosmetic reasons.

What Is a Dental Crown?


A dental crown is a fixed prosthetic appliance that is bonded to an existing tooth. We may recommend a crown to protect a weak tooth from breaking, restore a broken or worn down tooth, cover a tooth with a minimal healthy enamel, or make a cosmetic modification. A porcelain crown can be used to cover a misshapen or severely discolored tooth. While the main purpose of a crown is to cover a damaged tooth, it also strengthens its structure and improves its overall appearance.

In the past, dental crowns were either made from gold or metal alloys. While these materials are extremely durable and highly resistant to corrosion, they do not offer much in the way of aesthetics. Their indiscrete color makes them less than ideal for teeth in the visible smile line. However, their durability and longevity make them a good option for teeth that need to withstand the strongest forces of your bite.


The Dental Crown Procedure


The procedure for a traditional crown is usually broken up into two appointments: one to prepare the tooth and take an impression. The second appointment will be to place the crown. This is largely due to the fabrication process, which typically takes a couple of weeks. Regardless of the type of material used for your crown, the tooth must be completely reshaped during the preparation phase. This allows us to accommodate the thickness and size of the crown.

Why We Offer Porcelain Crowns


The procedure for a traditional crown is usually broken up into two appointments: one to prepare the tooth and take an impression. The second appointment will be to place the crown. This is largely due to the fabrication process, which typically takes a couple of weeks. Regardless of the type of material used for your crown, the tooth must be completely reshaped during the preparation phase. This allows us to accommodate the thickness and size of the crown.

Schedule Your Consultation


If you would like to learn more about porcelain crowns, call (562) 384-1091, and schedule your consultation now!

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