Dental Crowns & Bridges In Los Angeles
Crowns and bridges refer to the restoration for natural teeth that have been damaged, decayed, or lost. A crown restores an individual tooth back to its original form and function while a bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth.
Crowns and bridges can be made from several materials.
An all porcelain crown is the most aesthetic option. There is no metal inside, which allows the crown to mimic a natural tooth accurately.
A porcelain fused to gold is also an extremely aesthetic choice. Gold is the most biocompatable material available, and there is no grey margin along the gumline that becomes visible after a few years. A porcelain fused to metal crown is still aesthetically pleasing because the crown is still white. However, after a few years, the grey margin may become visible along the gumline as mentioned earlier.
All porcelain crowns are an option to restore the tooth with no metal under the existing crown. Once the tooth is prepared, an impression is taken and the tooth is temporized. The next appointment will be the removal of the temporary and the installation of a beautiful, all white, porcelain crown.