Porcelain Crowns

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in West Covina, CA

Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain Crowns services offered in West Covina, CA

Damaged and decayed teeth threaten your oral health and reduce your ability to chew and speak comfortably. At Queens Dental Group in West Covina, California, AJ Suchak, DDS, and Om Suchak, DDS, and the team offer custom-made porcelain crowns to protect and restore your teeth. Call the Los Angeles-area clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about porcelain crowns.

What are porcelain crowns?

A crown is a cap is a custom-made covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. Crowns protect and strengthen damaged teeth that fillings cannot restore. 

While crowns are available in silver, metal, and other durable materials, porcelain is the most popular choice. Porcelain crowns are attractive, sturdy, and color-matched to the natural shade of your teeth. The material is also stain-resistant, so you don’t have to worry about your crown turning yellow over time.

Which dental concerns do porcelain crowns address?

Porcelain crowns can address a wide range of dental concerns, including:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Teeth worn down by grinding (bruxism)

Crowns can also protect vulnerable teeth after root canal treatment and connect to dental implants or bridges. The team may recommend a porcelain crown if you have deep tooth decay that’s too large to treat with a filling. 

What can I expect from porcelain crowns?

Porcelain crowns usually require two appointments to prepare your teeth and place the new restoration. During your first visit, the team examines your teeth and takes digital X-rays. Next, they file and shape your teeth to make room for the crowns. Finally, the team takes impressions of your teeth to create your custom-made porcelain crowns.

While you wait two to three weeks for your permanent porcelain crowns, the team fits you for temporary restorations. You should avoid eating sticky candies, popcorn, and foods that are difficult to chew to protect your teeth during this time. 

At your final visit, the team removes your temporary restorations and replaces them with permanent porcelain crowns.

How do I care for porcelain crowns?

Taking care of your porcelain crowns can extend their lifespan. With proper care, crowns can last for 15-30 years. You can protect your porcelain crowns by:

  • Brushing and flossing twice a day
  • Visiting for teeth cleanings twice a year
  • Avoiding eating ice, hard candies, and sticky foods
  • Using a night guard if you grind your teeth

Call Queens Dental Group today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about porcelain crowns.