San Ramon Cosmetic Dentistry Blog | Sean Michael Anderson, D.D.S.

San Ramon, Pleasanton, Walnut Creek and Dublin, CA

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

What are dental Crowns?

When a tooth is heavily decayed it is more likely to fracture and lose considerable tooth substance. The greater risk is that a fracture line may go below the margin of the gum which makes restoration (a filling) more difficult or near impossible. In a situations like that, the best fit maybe a full crown. Crowns may be made from several different materials.

E-Max  is a type of all-ceramic crown which is preferred for its longer lasting, aesthetic qualities.

Lava dental crowns were created by the need for all-ceramic dental restorations in the posterior region.

Porcelain fused to metal crown (PFM) is a full cast crown that is constructed by fusing the porcelain to all or most of the metal surfaces.

Gold is a full gold cast crown.

Porcelain is usually always used for the front teeth but may be used for the back teeth (Lava). This material can be made to appear very natural though several factors affect this .

If you think you may be in need of a dental crown or any dental work or if you have dental work that has been diagnosed, and have not scheduled to complete your treatment, now is the perfect time to put your insurance to good use.

Call today and make your next appointment.  Our office is open Monday -Thursday 7:30am - 4:30pm 

posted by Francine at 3:05 PM


Sean Michael Anderson, D.D.S
Neuromuscular & Aesthetic Cosmetic Dentistry

1501 Bollinger Canyon Road Suite G
San Ramon, CA 94583

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