About Procelain Crowns
Porcelain dental crowns, sometimes referred to as caps, are coverings that are placed on top of the tooth/teeth by one of our seasoned dentists at Beachwood Dental. Our dentists highly recommend porcelain crowns to our Los Alamitos, CA patients in order to correct and cover cracked, damaged, or discolored teeth. Crowns can also be used to fill cavities that are too large to be fixed with fillings, as well as can be support for dental bridges. The porcelain options are especially effective for enhancing the cosmetic appearance of the teeth since they present the most natural-looking final results for patients seeking to restore their smile.
What to Expect
To create a custom crown, our dentist first prepares the tooth by removing a thin layer of enamel then taking digital X-rays and impressions of the tooth that will be sent to the dental laboratory. A temporary crown can be placed on the tooth while the fixed, custom crown is being made. When the porcelain crown is returned to the office, our dentist will carefully fit and set the crown on the tooth. Our dentist may adjust the crown for a more comfortable fit.
Some patients may experience temporary discomfort or tooth sensitivity, but most patients do not usually have any pain after a crown is placed. With proper home care and regular dental cleanings and exams, a crown may last for many years, depending on the material of the crown. In some cases, a cavity or infection may develop under the tooth, which may require a root canal or other procedure.
Plan Your Procedure
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Strengthen and Protect
A crown can be used to protect a broken or decayed tooth, as well as hide a discoloration or cosmetic flaw. To fix the appearance or health of a single tooth, talk to one of our dentists and find out if a dental crown is a good option for your needs.