Here at Century City Smiles we offer a wide variety of esthetic crowns. One of our most common dental crowns is made of zirconium. Zirconia crowns offer similar esthetics to traditional porcelain crowns but are much stronger and their durability is ideal for patients that grind or clench their teeth. Zirconia crowns can be made to precisely match the other teeth and come in a variety of shades and translucencies. These crowns are perfect replacements for old, dated crowns with metal margins that appear dark and unpleasant.
Century City Dental Crowns
Your visit will include an assessment of your periodontal condition and gingival health. All existing crowns should be checked to make sure they are still intact and performing the vital function of protection your tooth. Like all other restorations, the most important factor in longevity is excellent oral hygiene and maintenance. It is essential to brush with fluoride toothpaste and floss regularly. To increase the longevity of the restorations, hard and crunchy foods should be limited and general visits to the dentist of at least every six months should be adhered to.
If a zirconia crown is indicated the process is quick and painless and will usually be completed in two visits. The lab will customize the crown, which should be ready within a week, even the same day if requested in advance. Zirconium is more compatible with the tissues of your mouth compared to outdated restorations, and has an excellent track record. Find out if zirconia crowns are right for you.