Porcelain crowns are a type of restoration that is used to cover the part of the tooth above the gumline when the natural tooth has suffered serious structural damage. This can include a fractured tooth, a badly worn tooth or a tooth that has undergone a root canal treatment. Crowns may also be used with dental bridges or implants, combined to restore the entire smile. Our Los Angeles cosmetic dentist can help you weigh the pros and cons of this type of restoration to determine if it is right for you.
Unlike the crowns that are made of porcelain fused to metal, there is no dark line at the gumline with full porcelain crowns. This makes them one of. They are smooth and translucent for a look that is indistinguishable from natural enamel. Additionally, the porcelain is biocompatible and will not irritate gum tissue or trigger allergic reactions.
However, porcelain can be slightly less durable than metal crowns, and more preparation may be needed to place them. Teeth may feel more sensitive to temperature changes, and the process may be more costly than with metal crowns. Call us to find out more or to schedule a consultation with our expert in porcelain crowns in Los Angeles.