Smile Restoration With Porcelain Crowns in Huntington Beach, CA

Modern dentistry offers more options than ever to help you restore and maintain an optimal level of health. While the strength and beauty of materials continue to advance, the practitioner’s skill makes a significant difference. Dr. Sepideh Basti uses the latest techniques, bringing even the most damaged mouths back to total health.

Sometimes teeth are damaged because of cavities, heavy bite forces, or trauma. If a root canal is needed to salvage a compromised nerve, the tooth may be incredibly fragile. Dental crowns, or caps, allow these teeth to be rebuilt and covered with materials that mimic nature. Not only are most “capped” teeth indistinguishable from natural teeth, but they are also highly secure and comfortable.

Crowns can repair a single tooth, multiple teeth (including the entire mouth), or in conjunction with dental implants to fill a space. When missing teeth enter the equation, place special consideration on getting a dental bridge or implants.

One Simple Step

Once you plan your case, it will take about two appointments before achieving a fully restored tooth.

At the first visit, the teeth are gently prepared. Then the staff will take Impressions of the tooth so that the dental implant can be custom-made to fit. Then, they will prepare the tooth for the crown. The dentist removes a portion of the tooth so that the crown can slip into place and fit seamlessly with your other teeth.

Next, the doctor sends your case to a specialized lab to create a dental masterpiece. A temporary crown allows you to function normally until the permanent crown can be fabricated and arrives for placement. This process typically takes two to three weeks.

After hours of custom craftwork in the lab, you’ll return for a second appointment. The dentist will try and evaluate the appearance and fit of the crown before bonding it into place. Minor adjustments to your bite and a final polish leave you with one of the most pleasing restorations in dentistry.

Types of Crowns

Porcelain or porcelain fused onto metal (PFM) creates the porcelain crowns. A PFM crown has a metal core with a layer of porcelain baked on it. The porcelain is tooth-colored, so it blends with your other teeth. Dental laboratories make both crowns, and it may take several visits to TLC Family Dentistry to complete the restoration process.

PFM crowns off some significant advantages. The metal core increases their durability, and they last longer than porcelain-only crowns. PFM crowns are perfect for dental restorations of the front teeth. Their added strength helps them to withstand the stress of heavy biting use.

Porcelain crowns may be used individually or as part of a dental bridge. Dental crowns and bridges, in turn, are part of dental implant restorations.

Dental Implant Restorations

When you have more than one missing tooth, it can seriously affect your bite as well as your smile. When teeth are missing, or a dentist cannot repair the tooth structure of a damaged tooth with a crown alone, dental implants may be the solution.

Dental implants permanently replace missing teeth with artificial ones. If your bone and tissues are otherwise healthy, dental implant restoration may be the answer to restore your smile. A dental implant restoration begins with the implantation of a titanium post into the jawbone. This post becomes the “root” of the new tooth.

Once the rod is in place and has healed, then the dental crown is fixed onto it. The dental crown is the only part of the dental implant that is visible. Our team ensures your satisfaction with the look and feel of your crown.

Dental implant restoration may replace multiple teeth in your mouth. Individual implants are not for full-mouth restoration as the weight of the metal would be too much for the jawbone. Instead, the dentist implants two to four implants, and fixed bridges replace the teeth. Fixed bridges save much weight and trauma to the jaw and the potential for a surgery needed for multiple post implants.

Learn More About Porcelain Crowns in Huntington Beach, CA

Preserving your smile and protecting your teeth from damage are top priorities for us at TLC Family Dentistry. Dr. Basti and the entire team are ready to help you achieve your best smile quickly, safely, and comfortably. For more information about our smile restoration solutions, contact us at 714-897-8980 today and schedule a consultation. If you are ready to start your journey to a great smile, book your first appointment by phone or online through our website.

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