from porcelain crowns, to PFMs and zirconia crowns, and how each can help improve your smile.

The Need for Dental Crowns

Excessive tooth decay from internally infected teeth can wreak havoc on your oral health. If a cavity is not addressed in a timely fashion, the decay will reach deeper into the tooth, destroying the nerves and creating toothache. At our Riverside dental office, we always work diligently to help you avoid internally infected teeth by addressing cavities at the earliest sign; however, once tooth decay has breached the tooth enamel, a root canal is necessary. After most root canal procedures, our will place a dental crown to build back the tooth’s strength and cosmetic appeal, while preventing further infection. Dental crowns cover the entire exposed portion of the tooth, mimicking cusps, shapes, and sizes of the tooth with a durable material.

Types of Dental Crowns

A dental crown can be made from a variety of materials. One of the most popular dental restorations, offer durability that and cosmetic appeal that closely mimics the look of a natural tooth. Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, or PFM crowns, are another variety of dental restoration that combines the aesthetics of porcelain with the ultra-durability of metal. This is a great option for people with bruxism, or chronic teeth grinding. Zirconia crowns are one of the strongest dental restorations available, and quickly becoming the go-to choice for restorative dentists.

Restorative Dentistry in Riverside

No matter what your situation, our Riverside dentists can help you determine which dental crown will suit you best with accurate treatment planning and comprehensive dental care. For more information about restorative dentistry with dental crowns, contact our Riverside dental office. For more information about the services we offer, or to reserve an appointment at Dental Associates of Riverside, call (951) 369-1001.