Porcelain Dental Crowns

Porcelain crowns are a versatile cosmetic and restorative procedure for patients who have suffered tooth damage or loss. Constructed of accurately tinted ceramic, porcelain crowns closely mimic both the look and function of real teeth. Depending on the goals of treatment, our San Francisco dental crowns expert Dr. Ben Amini and Associate dentists at CitiDent may cover an existing tooth with a crown or anchor a crown with a dental bridge or implant in a space where a tooth has been lost.

Restoration with porcelain crowns may be recommended for teeth that have been too severely damaged by decay or trauma for a standard filling to be an option. After root canal treatment, our San Francisco porcelain crowns expert may cover the treated tooth with a crown to protect it and preserve its appearance. Teeth that are cracked, broken, or heavily stained can also benefit from being covered with a porcelain crown. Tooth replacement with porcelain crowns offers long-term stability whether used in combination with bridges or implants.

Porcelain Dental Crowns San Francisco

After receiving a porcelain crown, patients enjoy restoration of their looks as well as their abilities to speak and chew properly. Considering the thickness of crowns, this treatment from our expert in dental crowns in San Francisco can be more desirable than veneers when high durability is required along with cosmetic improvement. The aesthetic results that are possible with crowns can match or even exceed the appearance of surrounding teeth.

Porcelain crown placement begins with a break through technology of CAD/CAM by taking a digital impressions or images for use in constructing the new crown. Next, our dentist designs the new porcelain crown to fit naturally in your mouth. Once the new crown is designed at chairside, the information is sent to the milling unit located on site on the same visit. Finally, our expert in CAD/CAM porcelain crowns in San Francisco checks the new crown for fit and bonds it in place permanently using a dental resin.

Porcelain crowns, like regular teeth, benefit from daily brushing and flossing and biannual check-ups from our cosmetic dentist in San Francisco. With proper care, porcelain crowns can last many years. Patients can learn more about this treatment by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Ben Amini and Associate dentists at CitiDent.

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