Porcelain Crowns Torrance

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps that fully encase teeth that have suffered extensive structural damage, have been compromised by decay or root canal treatment or that are being used to support dental bridges. Dental crowns can restore the shape, size and strength of teeth or be used to improve the aesthetics of a smile. A dental crown covers a tooth entirely from the gumline to the top of the tooth. Our dentist for porcelain crowns in Torrance can use dental crowns to protect weak teeth, restore broken or worn teeth, support teeth with large fillings, cover misshapen or severely discolored teeth, protect cracked or broken teeth, cover teeth that have had root canal treatments or support dental bridges.

Although there are many types of materials available for dental crowns, porcelain crowns tend to provide the most natural matches and are highly suitable for those who suffer from metal allergies. They tend to be most desirable for those who are missing front teeth. If our Torrance porcelain crowns dentist determines that you are a candidate for crowns, you will generally need two dental visits. At your first office visit, your tooth will be examined and prepared. Our dentist may take dental X-rays to ensure that the tooth is healthy and free of infection. If there is any risk of infection, you may need a root canal treatment first to ensure continued good dental health. Your tooth will then be numbed before being carefully shaped in preparation for the crown.

Torrance Porcelain Crowns Specialist

Once impressions are taken, our dentist for porcelain crowns in Torrance will send them to the dental laboratory, which will make your new crown. You will have a temporary crown placed to protect your prepared tooth, which may be sensitive and vulnerable. You will need to return for a second visit at which your permanent crown will be placed. The permanent porcelain crown will match your own natural teeth in color, and once our Torrance porcelain crowns dentist ensures the fit is appropriate, a local anesthetic will be used to numb your tooth, and the crown will be bonded permanently into place.

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