Porcelain dental crowns are caps for natural teeth, states Azusa, CA area dentist
At Gentle Care Dentistry, patients in the community of Azusa, CA have access to a variety of restorations available with Dr. Brianne Luu and her team. When teeth are damaged by trauma, injury, or cavities, they need to be cared for in a way that protects them. As one option, our dental team may suggest porcelain crown, or “cap,” that are created to cover and protect a natural tooth from further damage and possible extraction.
What is a porcelain dental crown?
Porcelain dental crowns are restorations that are custom-made for patients who have weakened or damaged teeth. If a tooth is broken, cracked, or has had a large filling placed, the remaining structure may be susceptible to damage. This is when our team often suggests the placement of a dental crown over the top of the tooth. The crown caps the exposed area of the tooth and provides that extra layer of protection to maintain function and keep the teeth from requiring extraction in the future.
Who is a candidate for a porcelain crown?
Porcelain crowns are a good fit for both children over 16 years of age and adults, depending on their unique needs. If a porcelain crown is desirable for a patient, Dr. Brianne Luu will make the recommendation.
What are the benefits of porcelain crowns?
Porcelain crowns are:
- Safe and effective
- Fully functional
- The best protection for weakened teeth
- Affordable and often covered by dental insurance
- Easy to care for
Patients who are considering porcelain crowns need to consult with our dentist to decide if they are a proper candidate for this or other restorations available.
Find out if porcelain dental crowns are right for you
During a consultation with Dr. Brianne Luu, patients in the Azusa, CA community can determine if they are a good fit for porcelain dental crowns. We welcome patients to come into our office at 232 North Azusa Avenue to discuss this and other restorative solutions available. Our friendly front office team can book your appointment when you call the office at +1 626-466-9596. The team at Gentle Care Dentistry would love to meet you and your family and provide the exceptional care you deserve in our state-of-the-art dental facility!