Restructuring Individual Teeth in Temecula, CA
The dental practice of Greg Ardary, DDS helps patients rebuild their smiles with beautiful, functional restorative treatments. Crowns are one of the more versatile restorations that we offer, able to protect your oral health in a variety of ways. Temecula Smiles provides dental crowns to patients in Temecula, Murrieta, and all surrounding communities.
Crowns allow injured and decayed teeth to survive and function when extraction may have otherwise been renecessary. However, a patient may also want the appearance of the teeth to be improved. The beauty of the smile is an important source of confidence and self-esteem, and oral aesthetics is one of several factors that will determine which type of restoration a patient needs.
Our Temecula dental practice can provide cosmetic crowns which rebuild both the look and the health of your teeth.
We have two primary options for crowns that both look great and return functionality to your smile. The first of these are IPS e.max®, a dental porcelain that looks more natural than other aesthetic options. The second is zirconia, a white metallic crystal that blends a natural appearance with a high resilience. We recommend placing e.max crowns when the tooth being restored is among the front teeth, the most visible ones, and zirconia crowns for the back teeth, where durability is a greater concern.
Traditionally, crowns were made of metals: either a silvery combination of metals, or a mixture which included gold. These restorations tended to detract from a smile’s esthetic qualities, which is why porcelain and zirconia are recommended. However, in terms of durability, a metallic crown is unmatched.
While most patients gain a greater overall benefit from a cosmetic crown, Temecula Smiles also provides gold crowns upon special request or if it is the only beneficial option a patient may have.
When Do I Need a Crown?
Dr. Ardary can perform several different restorations to give patients the exact treatment they need. A crown is specifically needed if…
- your tooth has experienced either a large surface cavity or underwent root canal therapy to halt internal tooth decay.
- your tooth cracked as a result of an injury.
- you need to replace a single missing tooth with a dental implant.
Contact Us for Dental Restorations
Temecula Smiles provides porcelain, zirconia, and gold crowns in Temecula. For more information about how we can help you rebuild your smile, schedule an appointment at our practice today.