Porcelain Crowns in Glendale, CA
Durable, natural-looking crowns
Crowns recreate the form and function of a damaged tooth by replacing the entire external portion of the tooth down to the gum level. They are frequently used when a tooth has decay too extensive to be repaired with a filling or overlay.
As a prosthodontist, Dr. Meserkhani has the specialized training to restore damaged teeth, and he has over 20 years of experience with the placement of crowns. He sets a high standard for all restoration work including crowns.
In-house dental lab for beautiful, quality restorations
We have our own in-house dental lab, enabling us to supervise the creation of your restoration. We can customize the shape, size and shade of your new crown to make sure it is just right. We can even have you sit with the lab technician so they can match the shade of your new restoration perfectly to your other teeth.
Our lab uses a variety of materials to create your custom crown. Crowns made with porcelain fused to metal are a hardworking option for molars that handle heavy chewing, while porcelain such as e.max provides a translucent quality that mimics natural teeth.
When is a Crown needed?
Porcelain crowns may be employed to correct a range of problems, with the most common use being to take care of a very large cavity that threatens the health of the tooth.
Other reasons crowns are used include:
- To protect a tooth that has had a root canal. Teeth are more susceptible to fracture as a result of root canal therapy, as the dead tooth is now less resilient.
- When missing teeth are replaced with dental implants, a porcelain crown is used to “cap” the restoration.
- Crowns can be used for aesthetic purposes to improve the color, shape or style of a smile. While veneers are frequently the choice for aesthetics,
in some cases a patient needs full coverage, such as when there is too much decay, the tooth has a fracture or the patient grinds his or her teeth.
- Crowns can also be used to correct a poor bite (how the teeth come together).