Porcelain Crowns (Caps) Long Beach
Conveniently located to serve Lakewood, Los Alamitos, Los Altos, and Belmont Shore
Porcelain crowns, also referred to as caps, are designed to cover a broken, fractured, or decayed tooth in order to protect the tooth while restoring its natural shape and appearance. Dr. John Cho, a top cosmetic dentist, offers porcelain crowns for patients in the long beach area in need of professional dental care.
What is a Crown?
A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
Why Should I Choose Porcelain Crowns?
Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) is the most popular, because they resemble your natural teeth. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.
Reasons for Getting Crowns:
- Broken or fractured teeth.
- Cosmetic enhancement.
- Decayed teeth.
- Fractured fillings.
- Large fillings.
- Tooth has a root canal.
What Does Getting a Crown Involve?
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown that will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.
While the tooth is numb, the dentist will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.
At your second appointment, your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.
You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.
Choosing the Right Dentist to Perform Your Porcelain Crown Procedure
It is important that you choose a skilled and experienced dentist to perform your porcelain crown procedure in order to ensure the quality of your care and results. Dr. John Cho has undergone comprehensive training in the field of cosmetic dentistry and focuses on providing all out our patients withe exceptional care and results.
How Much Do Porcelain Crowns Cost?
Cost can vary based on the number of crown required and other factors. Our long beach cosmetic dentistry office accepts most insurance, major credit cards, and offers financing options through CareCredit and Lending Club Patient Financing to help make the payment process easier on our patients.
Schedule an Appointment for Your Porcelain Crowns
At our cosmetic dentistry office in Long Beach, we strive to provide our patients with the outstanding care they need. Dr. John Cho is one of the top cosmetic dentists in Long Beach who has the skills and experience needed to provide our patients with the professional dental care they need. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment for your porcelain crown procedure.