A dental crown restores a tooth’s shape, size, and strength. It fully encases the visible portion of your tooth or dental implant. Once it is permanently bonded in place, only a Dentist can remove it. There are many types of crowns we offer in Pacific Dental Group.
The damaged tooth requires replacement.
Tooth shaped to fit replacement crown.
Crown cemented onto reshaped tooth.
Full Porcelain Crown
Porcelain Fused To Metal
Full Porcelain crown is attractive, strong, and highly resistant to wear. It provides the best natural color match to the rest of your teeth and offers a high level of biocompatibility because it does not contain metal. It eliminates the black collar near the gum line that one would typically see with porcelain fused to metal crown.
The traditional Porcelain-fused-to-metal crown offers the benefits of a natural surface color that resembles the rest of your teeth and the strength of a metal substructure. While there are several advantages to selecting this type of crown, it requires the removal of more tooth structure than other types of crowns. This means that there is greater potential for patient discomfort during the treatment procedure.
Metal crown offers strength and endurance. A metal crown may be recommended for back teeth where the forces of biting and chewing are the greatest. A metal crown rarely chips or breaks. In addition, it requires minimal removal of tooth structure. A base metal crown is often the least expensive treatment options; however, it lacks biocompatibility and may cause allergic reactions or gum line discoloration.