San Diego Porcelain Crowns and Bridges:
If you’re looking for porcelain crowns or bridges in San Diego, the 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. Our San Diego staff is here to discuss all the options to be considered to save your tooth.
A Full Gold Crown:
These crowns are the best aesthetic option. A white zirconium substructure supports the porcelain, and helps to prevent porcelain fracture. Nobel Biocare Procera 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. The only caveat for these restorations is the marginal gap which is much larger than their gold or ceramo-metal counterpart.
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 in order 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.