Porcelain Crowns San Diego
Porcelain crowns, also referred to as caps, are restorations placed over a badly damaged or decayed tooth. Crowns can also be used to conceal an unsightly tooth or to hold a dental bridge in place. Porcelain crowns are made of ceramic and customized to match the natural color of your teeth. These crowns are extremely durable and, with proper dental hygiene, can last up to 40 years.
In comparison to porcelain veneers, dental crowns are stronger and more durable. Dental crowns can be used to make the same type of major cosmetic changes for teeth that porcelain veneers can. However, unlike porcelain veneers which only cover over the front sides of teeth, dental crowns cup over and encase the entire aspect of a tooth that lies above the gum line.