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Dental Crowns Costa Mesa Orange CountyWhat Precisely Is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown can be considered as ornamental but in most cases, it is used as a shielding cover which is placed on the head of a brittle tooth. It entirely encapsulates this portion of the tooth above the gum. Our office offers high-quality dental services to our esteemed patients, including the invention of the dental cap which has durability and vitality. Thanks to the skill of our experienced dentists you will have an opportunity to remain at ease.

We can offer three different types of crowns which are the following:

All metal — these are developed entirely with metal alloys. Despite possessing superior fervor they have bad aesthetics. Therefore they are seldom used and stored mainly for the restoration of back teeth which are generally not visible.


All porcelain — these own desirable aesthetics because they are made from tooth-colored ceramics. Porcelain caps are maintained for patients who are extremely sensitive of how they smile and their facial aesthetics.

Metal-ceramicthese can integrate the toughness of metal along with their aesthetics of porcelain caps. They have a structure of metallic alloys which has porcelain attached over it.

Permanent — customarily these are used for permanently repairing a curved or a broken tooth with posts. They are fastened into place with the help of dental adhesives. 


Technical Requirements

We provide recommendations to cap when we observe a:

  • Professional [restorative] necessity.
  • Superficial condition.
  • Crown can simultaneously satisfy both the situations mentioned above simultaneously. Therefore the superficial condition will also be taken into account when executing the restorative requirements. These procedures may include whitening the teeth and even extending them in particular cases. Fortunately, the procedure does not cause any pain to the individual undergoing the treatment.

This  advice may be provided by us if your tooth Is In any one of the following conditions.

  • Weak teeth — if any of your teeth are weak, fractured or contrarily damage they can in most cases be preserved with this treatment.
  • Following a Root Canal Treatment — A refurbished tooth specifically after a root canal treatment may be extremely weak leaving it unable to bear the task of chewing during meals. This situation calls for a skilled professional from the field of dentistry to cap the tooth.
  • Massively Filled Teeth — if a tooth has been preserved with generous filling which has left limited original material the survival of it would be at risk. If it is in this condition needs to be capped.Dental caps can rehabilitate your ability to converse, your pretty smile, and also give you the ability to chew food properly.


Ornamental Reasons For Crowning Teeth

  • Aesthetics — an improvement can be observed in the appearance of awkwardly shaped teeth.
  • Masking permanent teeth stains – covering discolored teeth is also easy by using this approach. Various other alternatives are also at hand.
  • Endurance — these are proven as long-lasting and seldom if ever drops off.


Merits and Demerits Of Different Materials

  • Stainless steel — these are usually economical and are available in various shapes and sizes which are ready to be assembled. Usually, they are used in a couple of different situations on baby teeth where the child is susceptible to tooth decay or alternatively with adults when teeth have been provided. In both of these cases, the perpetual fake tooth is developed in the laboratory.
  • Gold And Other Metal Alloy Based — that are a number of reasons why gold has been used for centuries. It’s comparatively lower price in certain circumstances makes it valuable for dentists as it can be alloyed with other elements to give it additional strength. Base metals of other verities can occasionally be used as a replacement for gold. These metals are strong against wear and have the potential to bear the forces of the pressure of chewing. Gold is also helpful to the challenging tooth as it does not cause any impairment in it either. As the metal alloy is strong versions of this prosthetic can be produced with thin walls. This proves to be beneficial because less material will need to be skimmed from the tooth. Unfortunately, metal alloys are characteristically colored and may therefore not be aesthetically acceptable. However, they are the perfect option for use with molars which are generally not visible in most cases. Other metals and gold are great conductors of heat and the user may develop a sensitivity to cold during the initial few weeks following the therapy.
  • All Resin — these are the most affordable which are available but are unfortunately not as effective as required. They can to easily and can wear down over a short period of time. Staining is another problem associated with them.
  • All Ceramic [All Porcelain] — these can be considered as the unaffordable variety as they are expensive. However, if you are considering aesthetics with your decision these can be a great option for you. They can give you an excellent color match with the other natural ones in your mouth because porcelain is crystalline and has the capability of reflecting the natural color of the teeth beneath. Porcelain is not a good conductor of heat and therefore the initial period of sensitivity to heat and cold is negligible for some time. They do not affect any allergies as compared to certain other materials. However, they wear out faster than any of the other materials spoken about in this discussion. In cases of bruxism, they are also susceptible to crack under chewing forces. It is for these reasons that person caps on molars which need them are produced thicker which necessitates a prominent reduction of the enamel from the teeth. They are generally used on the front teeth because people consider aesthetics as important for their appearance.
  • Zirconia Or Milled — if you are concerned about aesthetics but finances are not a consideration you can always select zirconium as an alternative. This is the most expensive variety and being crystalline provides an excellent color match with your teeth. They are not susceptible to cracks like the ceramic variety because of their metallic nature. Zirconia is presently a craze among many people for these reasons. CAD/CAM departments allow for crowns of zirconium to be milled even as the patient is waiting. This can be preserved for the second visit.
  • Made from Porcelain Fused To Metalfusing porcelain over metal which may even be Zirconia helps to overcome the problem of brittleness of all porcelain crowns. They do not compromise on the excellent color matching of the natural ones. They are the best choice for aesthetics after all porcelain crowns. However, the metal underlay may become apparent near the gum line if the gums begin to recede. Moreover, the underlying metal which is generally a gold alloy can give the cap an appearance which looks succinct. The zirconia base can be milled and costs cheaper than a base made from gold.


Application Procedure

Your teeth will be prepared for the placement during the first visit. This involves clipping the enamel to support the thickness of the cap. Thereafter impressions of the teeth are taken to be sent to the lab for molding. After they are received they are cemented in place during the second visit. You should not be worrying about any pain during the procedure. If zirconium is being used the milling can be completed by using the CAD/CAM even as the patient waits. The average healing time is minimized and little aftercare is needed. The time before you recover fully and have full choices over the foods you eat will not be extended.


The Cost

The restorative caps have different prices depending on the material which is being used. Both ornamental and practical additions to your mouth the procedure is worth more than the work. This just indicates you need to identify the best dentist closest to you for the help you need. If you are spending the money you need to ensure it is spent wisely. If you are considering this treatment our office can provide a variety of financing options for our patients.


Lifespan And Repair

When maintained properly they can last for over seven years and perhaps even for a lifetime. However possibilities of the cement beneath dissolving and loosening all exist. In such cases, it may eventually come off. The patient is advised not to attempt to force it back on in the event of the incidences mentioned above. This is because it has the potential to hold traces of cement within which can damage the tooth. In such cases, the porcelain can crack and we need to be fused. In certain cases, repair can be performed in the dental laboratory. If you have slandered your new tooth you are recommended to send it to our office and we will have it repaired for you. If it is extremely damaged to prevent repair we will replace it with a new one.


Dental Crowns in Costa Mesa, Orange County

Dental crowns are a fantastic option to restore oral health as well as repair damaged teeth. Make an appointment with our dental office to obtain the best solution for your specific situation and case. Our dental care specialists will ensure all your questions are answered leaving you fully confident with your decision. We accept patients with PPO and no insurance. Our practice is located in Costa Mesa, OC, CA.