Cosmetic Dentistry Center


Cosmetic Dentistry Center of San Diego offers gold, ceramometal and all-porcelain crowns. When the structural integrity of a tooth is compromised, a crown may be necessary to save that tooth.


This is a great option and considered ‘The Gold Standard’ due to longevity and prognosis. The margins that seal the tooth are very thin and protect the crown from leakage and resulting decay. With gold, there no very little chance of fracture, and the biting surface wears extremely well over time. For areas that are not visible, this is the treatment option of choice.

Ceramo-Metal Crown:

On back teeth where aesthetics are an issue, porcelain crowns with a gold substructure are the treatment of choice. The gold structure underneath the porcelain adds strength and yet provides a great seal around the edges of the crown thereby preventing leakage and cavities underneath. These restorations are very natural looking and are proven to be long lasting.


These crowns are the best aesthetic option. A white zirconium substructure supports the porcelain, and helps to prevent porcelain fracture. Ceramic crowns are manufactured using a high-tech optical scanner and converted to an electronic file and transmitted to a manufacturing facility. Once the substructure is milled, it is returned to our laboratory technician who then adds the aesthetic porcelain. 

Porcelain Dental Bridge:

A Dental Bridge replaces a single or multiple missing teeth. Healthy teeth on either side of the tooth that is missing are prepared for the fixed prosthetic to be glued in place. Bridges historically have a lifespan of about 10 years before they will need replacement. 

An alternative to a bridge is implant placement. This treatment avoids the shaving down of the adjacent teeth, and once successfully completed, a single-unit implant may last considerably longer than a bridge with minimal replacement. Research is showing that once integrated, an implant may last a lifetime.