If you picture a dental crown in your head, do you imagine one made from a conspicuous metal material? Crowns that look silver and gold can provide important protection for a vulnerable tooth, but they can do a poor job matching your surrounding smile. At our Riverside, CA dentist’s office, we are prepared to place a lifelike dental crown if you need treatment on a visible tooth. Materials like porcelain and zirconia can closely imitate the appearance of healthy enamel, which means your treatment can benefit your oral health and appearance. With that said, we can also use a metal crown in a situation where a tooth is difficult to see, and also requires more functional support to effectively assist with biting and chewing.

A Dental Crown Can Match The Look And Color Of Your Healthy Enamel

A dental crown made from the right material can be a close match for your healthy enamel. Because of this, it can remain in place without drawing unwanted attention whenever you smile or speak. We can offer you a lifelike crown made from porcelain, or an attractive zirconia crown that offers more durability.

When Is A Dental Crown Beneficial?

Dental crowns are often used to treat teeth affected by cavities that require more than a dental filling. Fillings are the first option for cavity care because they make minimal changes to your tooth structure. Unfortunately, patients sometimes go without treatment until a cavity is too large for a filling to be appropriate. Dental crowns can also be used when a tooth is physically injured. Because a chipped or cracked tooth can be both weakened and vulnerable to infection, it is important to act quickly to treat the matter. Having a crown put in place can make sure you once again feel comfortable biting and chewing with the affected tooth.

In Some Cases, A Stronger Material Can Be Recommended

A dental crown is an important restoration when it comes to saving a vulnerable tooth. Because it provides full coverage for a tooth above the gum line, it is important that your restoration provide adequate support when you bite and chew. If you need to restore a molar, your dentist may recommend using a metal material to provide better support. We can also discuss using a porcelain-fused-to-metal restoration, which can be more lifelike in appearance.

Your Riverside, CA Dentist Can Provide Patients With Lifelike Dental Crowns

Your Riverside, CA dentist’s office is prepared to take care of your smile if you have an oral health issue. When it is necessary, we can restore teeth with lifelike dental crowns to provide functional as well as cosmetic support. To learn more, or to meet with one of our other practices, we can be reached at the following:

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.