There are many situations where a filling is not able to restore a tooth to its fullest capabilities. Therefore a crown may be used to restore the tooth to its original structure. Reasons for crowns include broken or fractured teeth/fillings, decaying teeth, large fillings, or a root canal treated tooth. Las Positas Family Dental gives our patients the opportunity to achieve a functioning smile with these crowns when an original tooth lacks that ability.
Although there are various types of crown materials, porcelain (tooth colored) tend to be the most popular. Not only is a porcelain crown more aesthetically pleasing, it is a highly durable material that can last several years as well. Depending on patient wear, crowns may need to be replaced over a period of time. Porcelain crowns are made to look and match all the characteristics of a natural tooth.
If you have questions about crowns, please contact our office at 925.449.7900 or click here to schedule an appointment.