will answer some frequently asked questions about dental crowns.

Loose Crown

A loose crown can be a result of poor preparation, or not enough tooth structure. An experienced dentist will be aware of the importance of choice and administration of bonding adhesives selected. The bonding surface must be free of contamination from bacteria. If you end up with a loose dental crown, don’t hesitate to contact your dentist right away.

Crown Materials

Years ago, crowns were primarily made from gold or other metals. Along the way, porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns came along as a way to layer metal with tooth-colored materials. This way, these dental restorations carried the strength of metal with porcelain’s tooth-colored cosmetic advantage. PFM crowns have a drawback, however, which is the appearance of a black line at the gumline for many patients. To combat this issue, many dentists have turned to lithium disilicate or zirconia crowns. These materials are very strong, but also mimic a natural tooth closely.

Positions Dictate Crown Materials

Many people have had issues with all porcelain crowns put on molars. Particularly if you grind your teeth, the wear and tear you put your smile through can lead to cracks and chips in the porcelain. Some people end up having to get crowns replaced altogether, which can be time-consuming and costly. So, depending on the tooth needing the crown, and your dental habits, your dentist might consider all porcelain crowns to be too fragile for you.

Visit Your Temecula, CA Dentists

Call for a consultation from your Temecula dentists for a dental crown or any other dentistry needs. We provide comprehensive dental care for our patients of all ages. To reach our 92591 dental office, don’t hesitate to call (951) 695-2290 and schedule an appointment today. We welcome patients from Temecula and all surrounding communities.