Porcelain tooth crowns are a smart choice with San Francisco, CA area dentist
There are many dental restorations that are used in repairing and restoring the smile when problems arise. A common restoration is a dental crown. A crown is a porcelain tooth cap that is created by a dentist and placed over a natural tooth to offer an extra layer of strength and protection. The porcelain crown is made specifically for the patient to blend in with the rest of the smile, and color, shape, and size are all considered during fabrication. San Francisco, CA area patients who need dental crowns can visit our dentists at West Portal Family Dentistry to discuss their options.
How does a dental crown work?
Most tooth crowns are made to cover a tooth that may have been weakened by large cavities or root canal therapy. They are fabricated to bond over a natural tooth structure as an extra layer of strength and protection. The crown is made of porcelain as this is the material that closely mimics natural tooth enamel. Porcelain is also strong and durable, allowing patients to maintain their restoration for many years with proper care.
Dental crowns are also used in restorative dentistry as a false tooth over a dental implant. The dental implant is placed into the bone of the jaw and has an abutment on the top that rests on the gum line. A dental crown is made to sit over the abutment to replace a single tooth.
Who is a candidate for a dental crown?
The best candidates for dental crowns are those with:
- Missing teeth
- Damaged teeth due to injury or cavities
- A smile free from periodontal disease
- Previous root canal treatments performed on the tooth
Learn more about the porcelain crown
San Francisco, CA area, patients interested in quality care and attention for their dental needs are encouraged to visit the team at West Portal Family Dentistry to discuss their unique dental situations. If a dental crown is recommended, Drs. Terri Nguyen and Laura Huynh can schedule an appointment for patients to have their procedure performed. Call us at (415) 604-9292 we are located at 26 West Portal Ave., Ste. #4, and welcome new and current patients. We also provide services for both adults and children and look forward to working with your family.