Cosmetic dental restorations are beautiful and durable solutions for range of concerns in Hollywood
Restorations refer to ways to rebuild damaged or missing tooth structure. Cosmetic dental restorations are not any one type of procedure or option to regain the function and appearance of your teeth and smile; for instance, one of the most popular approaches to rebuild a portion of the tooth is the dental crown. Modern crowns at A-Dental Center are as strong and durable as they are beautiful.
A number of materials are used to make this part of the tooth that everyone sees above the gum line. These materials include:
- Gold and base metal alloys such as nickel and chromium
- Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM)
Since this part of the tooth is so visible, a metal-free crown may be preferred, as Dr. Elzayat and his team want to assure you are happy with the look of your new teeth. Even with the popular PFM option, a dark line can still be seen near the gum line, which is the metal peeking through the porcelain. A metal-free crown both functions and looks like a natural tooth, down to how the light reflects off the porcelain.
You can also benefit from A-Dental Center’s approach to designing and making the next best thing to your natural tooth: the all-porcelain crown.
A crown generally involves taking an impression of your teeth, which is used as a model for your crown. The tooth to be crowned is prepared and eventually the crown will be permanently cemented after any necessary adjustments are made.
While crowns are among the most common dental procedures, they are not for each and every patient. You may be a better candidate for a more conservative procedure, such as a tooth-colored, cosmetic filling. If a cosmetic filling is too large and at risk of breaking, an inlay may be suggested. Dr. Elzayat may suggest a partial crown or onlay for cases where more significant damage or decay is present. Should your entire tooth need to be restored, the team may recommend dental bridges or crowns and dentures supported by dental implants rooted in the underlying jawbone.