Porcelain Crowns Can Restore the Beauty and Functionality of Your Teeth

Dental crowns can repair the form and function of decayed or damaged teeth that are beyond restoration from a filling alone. In fact, dental crowns can also replace teeth that are completely missing or lost when they are placed over a dental implant. Dr. Pannu and his associates at Pannu Dental Care’s four Bay Area dental offices offer high-quality dental crowns.

Metal crowns were once the standard for restoring front and back teeth. But Pannu dental care offers two beautiful, long-lasting alternatives to metal crowns:

Porcelain: These dental restorations mimic natural teeth and are available in a variety of colors and opacity levels that can blend with your teeth. As porcelain crowns cannot withstand extremely high amounts of force, they are best placed in low-stress areas, like the front teeth.

Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM): Because of their metal base (gold, in this case), PFM crowns are stronger than crowns made from porcelain alone. They are also natural-looking and come in a variety of color options to match your teeth. PFM crowns are a terrific option for back teeth or for use in high-stress situations, such as bruxism (nighttime grinding).

Crown placement takes at least two office visits. During the first appointment, your dentist will remove decay, shape the tooth, take an impression of the tooth, and then place a temporary plastic or metal crown over the tooth. When you come in for your second visit, the dentist will remove the temporary crown and make final adjustments to the permanent crown before cementing it to your tooth. With proper care, including good at-home hygiene and regular dental visits, your crowns could last for up to 30 years!

Is it time to stop putting off dental work and renew your smile? Call Pannu Dental Care at our San Jose, Cupertino, Dublin, or Fremont dental office to schedule your consultation.

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