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Porcelain Crowns in Chula Vista

If you have damaged teeth that cannot be repaired with fillings, you may want to learn more about dental crowns in Chula Vista. A dental crown can add volume and strength to a tooth or can be placed on top of an implant to create a new tooth. This type of dental work can improve your bite, restore a broken or chipped tooth, or replace a decaying filling when there isn’t enough tooth left to fill. It can also cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment. Metallic alloys, ceramics, or porcelain can be used to make a dental crown that is long-lasting, and that looks natural and resembles your own teeth. HKS Dental of Chula Vista, offers you the latest in dental crown technology in a comfortable and relaxing setting.
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Types of Dental Crowns

There are three basic types of dental crowns, and your dentist can help you choose the one that’s right for you. Crowns that are all metal such as gold or copper alloys and are the strongest. They are best used in situations where the tooth requires strength and durability, but appearance is less of a concern, as in the case of a molar located in the back of the mouth. Crowns that are made from a dental ceramic like porcelain are used when appearance is an issue because they can be made to look more like natural teeth. They are generally not as strong as metal crowns. A type of crown that is a combination of the two is the porcelain-fused-to-metal crown, which is an inner metal layer that fits over the tooth and is then covered with an outer porcelain layer that is fused onto it. These are stronger than ceramic crowns, but not as strong as metal ones. HKS Dental can help you choose the one that’s right for you.
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Here are some frequently asked questions about porcelain crowns:
  • What are porcelain crowns?
Porcelain crowns are a type of dental restoration that covers the entire visible portion of a damaged tooth. They are made of a strong, durable porcelain material that closely resembles natural tooth enamel.
  • Why are porcelain crowns used?
Porcelain crowns are used to restore teeth that are badly damaged, decayed, or have undergone a root canal. They can also be used to improve the appearance of teeth that are discolored or misshapen.
  • How are porcelain crowns placed?
To place a porcelain crown, your dentist will first prepare the damaged tooth by removing any decay or existing filling material. Then, they will take an impression of your tooth and send it to a dental lab to create a custom-fitted porcelain crown. Once the crown is ready, your dentist will cement it in place over your damaged tooth.
  • How long do porcelain crowns last?
Porcelain crowns are durable and can last for many years with proper care. However, their lifespan can vary depending on factors such as oral hygiene habits, grinding or clenching of teeth, and the overall health of the underlying tooth.
  • How do I care for my porcelain crown?
To care for your porcelain crown, it’s important to maintain good oral hygiene habits such as brushing twice a day and flossing daily. Avoid chewing on hard or sticky foods that could damage the crown, and wear a mouthguard if you grind or clench your teeth.
  • Are porcelain crowns noticeable?
Porcelain crowns are designed to closely resemble natural teeth, so they are typically not noticeable. Your dentist will take great care to match the color and shape of your crown to your existing teeth, creating a seamless and natural-looking result.
  • Can porcelain crowns be whitened?
Porcelain crowns cannot be whitened with traditional teeth whitening treatments. However, if your crown becomes discolored over time, your dentist may be able to replace it with a new, brighter crown.
If you have any additional questions about porcelain crowns, be sure to call us. We can help you determine if this type of restoration is right for your dental needs.
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If you are interested in getting dental crowns, call to schedule an appointment with a cosmetic dental veneer dentist in Chula Vista today. HKS Dental has the latest technology for preparing dental veneers and offers you care that is professional and caring. You’ll feel comfortable and relaxed in our beautiful modern office. We’ll give you an estimate of all work to be done before we get started, and you’ll be delighted with your new smile!

Call us at (619) 420-2231 and let us help you choose the look that’s right for you. and let us help you choose the look that’s right for you.