Restoring smiles in West Hills, CA with porcelain dental crowns
A dental filling is a great solution if you have a small cavity. What if you have major decay or a broken tooth? In that case, the best option is probably a porcelain crown from Royal Dental Practice in West Hills, CA. We use premium materials with gentle techniques to restore the appearance and health of your tooth – and do so comfortably.
What are dental crowns?
Crowns, sometimes called tooth caps, completely cover teeth with a protective material. There are several types available, including pure metal or porcelain fused to a metal base. However, the most natural looking option is all porcelain dental crowns. They perfectly replicate the color and luminescence of tooth enamel for a beautifully dazzling smile. Due to advances in modern dental materials, today’s porcelain is so strong and durable that metal is usually unnecessary.
Dental crowns may be used for several reasons, including:
- Repair broken teeth
- Restore teeth that are badly decayed
- Hold together fractured teeth
- Correct misshapen teeth
- Restore and protect teeth after root canal therapy
- About the procedure
Dental crown treatment generally requires two appointments:
During the first visit your dentist will prepare the tooth. This includes removing any diseased or damaged material and shaping the structure to hold a crown. We will take impressions and place a temporary crown on the tooth. The impressions go to a dental laboratory where your permanent crown is created.
It typically takes a couple of weeks for the laboratory to create your custom porcelain crown. When it is ready you will return to our office to complete treatment. Your dentist will remove the temporary crown and clean the tooth. After verifying that the new crown fits properly and looks great, we will cement it in place.
When treatment is complete, your smile will be healthy again, and it will look beautiful. Crowns require no special care. Like untreated teeth, you will keep them clean by brushing and flossing regularly. You may be wondering: how long does a porcelain dental crown last? The answer depends on your oral health. On average, they are expected to last from five to fifteen years. However, patients with good health and hygiene habits often keep their crowns much longer.
Take the first step in restoring your smile
Call Royal Dental Practice at (818) 334-6655 and schedule an appointment to get started.