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All-Ceramic Crowns & Bridges

A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size.  A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.

All-ceramic crowns (also known as all-porcelain crowns), are metal-free crowns that exceed traditional porcelain-fused-to-metal crown esthetics.  Since there is no metal substructure, all-ceramic crowns do not exhibit graying or black lines at the gum line as traditional crowns do.  Also, since they are more translucent than metal-based crowns, light penetrates and reflects off the crowns, resulting in a natural appearance.   All-ceramic crowns are the #1 choice for front teeth that need to be crowned, but are also excellent for back teeth, as well as bridges. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced.

Reasons for crowns:

  • Broken or fractured teeth.
  • Cosmetic enhancement.
  • Decayed teeth.
  • Fractured fillings.
  • Large fillings.
  • Tooth has a root canal.

What does getting a crown involve?

A crown procedure usually requires two appointments.  Your first appointment will include taking highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown.  A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.

While the tooth is numb, Dr. Prilutsky will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown.  Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.

At your second appointment your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.

You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.

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  • 8515 Venice Blvd
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • 90034
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