Tooth-colored porcelain crowns restore teeth without detracting from the appearance of your smile. These dental crowns enhance your smile while also providing optimal function and strength.
Whether you have a weak tooth that needs protection or want to replace an old metal restoration, all-porcelain crowns can be an effective, aesthetically pleasing option. To schedule an appointment with our cosmetic dentists in San Diego, please call Brighton Dental at 619.722.3381.
Porcelain Crowns to Restore Damaged Teeth
Dental crowns protect and restore teeth. In this way, they prevent further tooth damage and maintain a healthy, pleasing smile. Specifically, a tooth crown may be used for the following:
- To protect a weak, damaged tooth
- To prevent a tooth from breaking apart
- To hold together a fractured tooth
- Restoring a tooth after a root canal
- As the replacement tooth atop a dental implant
- As the support for a replacement tooth in a dental bridge
Other dentistry restorations may also be an option, depending on the exact issue you are facing. Inlays, onlays and dental fillings are a few other restorations commonly used to treat damaged, decayed or weakened teeth. Our dentists are experienced in biomimetic dentistry techniques, which means they know how to restore teeth in a way that returns the tooth to an appearance, function and strength that mimics natural tooth properties.
Porcelain Crowns vs. Other Types of Crowns
Dr. Woods uses only all-porcelain crowns at Brighton Dental. Advantages of this type of dental crown include:
- Natural tooth color matched to your teeth
- Durable, strong porcelain material
- Secure bond formed between porcelain and enamel
Another common type of crown is made of porcelain fused to a metal base. While that type of crown is quite durable, it tends to cause the tooth to have a grey or silver tint. Also, a thin line of metal can become visible along your gum line, especially if your gums begin to recede. These problems are avoided when an all-porcelain crown is used.
If you are interested in San Diego porcelain crowns at Brighton Dental, please call our helpful team at 619.722.3381. We serve San Diego and have patients that come from all over Southern California.