Crafting Luxurious Crowns For Radiant Smiles

Cosmetic dentistry has come a long way in sculpting beautiful smiles and enhancing oral function for decades. Dental decay and trauma are prevalent among millions globally. This can compromise your tooth structure. But fret not! We have porcelain crowns at your rescue!

Cosmetic dentistry in Livermore, CA, offers innovative crowns to restore a badly damaged tooth that is beyond repair through regular dental fillings. These premium-quality caps are excellent ways to rehabilitate your tooth structure and oral function. 

What are porcelain crowns?

A porcelain crown is a tooth-shaped cap that completely covers your tooth structure and is made up of ceramic. The tooth-colored shells engulf your damaged tooth, thereby restoring its original form and preventing further damage. Porcelain crowns are customized according to the shape, size, and color of your natural tooth.

Used to restore:

  • Broken or fractured teeth that may or may not involve the pulp (innermost layer of the tooth consisting of blood vessels and nerve endings)
  • Cosmetic imperfections (cracks and crazes) that negatively impact your smile
  • Severely decayed teeth
  • Large fillings that cannot be restored through a dental onlay 
  • Restoring root canal-treated teeth 
  • In case of metal allergy
  • To hide tooth stains that cannot be achieved through teeth whitening or veneers 

The process involved in fabricating porcelain crowns 

Getting porcelain crowns from a skilled dentist is simple and less tedious. It involves the following steps:

During the first visit 

  • Administration of local anesthesia to numb the affected tooth
  • Excavation of the decayed tissues from the affected tooth. 
  • Elimination of infection from the pulp and root canals (if necessary), followed by cleaning and disinfecting the root canals.
  • Tooth preparation using ultrasonic dental burs to ensure the crown fits the tooth accurately. 
  • Recording accurate oral impressions to create a model. 
  • Selection of an appropriate shade to match the natural teeth. 
  • Placement of a temporary crown until the permanent crown is fabricated. This helps prevent any tooth sensitivity and further damage. 

During the second visit 

  • Removal of the temporary crown and cleaning of the tooth surface to eliminate any residual cement or debris. 
  • Permanent crown placement and evaluation of the bite. 

Bottom line 

Porcelain crowns are the most popular and often recommended dental restorations since they are aesthetically superior, durable, stain-resistant,  fracture-resistant, and long-lasting. Restoring and protecting the tooth with a porcelain crown can seal it, preventing further damage that may lead to serious consequences like tooth loss. Experience a never-before spark in your smile with the help of porcelain crowns. 

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