Lava crowns are one of the most aesthetically pleasing dental crowns available today. In the past, crown materials were designed to be strong, but they had certain cosmetic limitations. Metal crowns were highly visible and stood out against the rest of the teeth. Porcelain-fused-to-metal, or PFM, crowns were somewhat nicer looking, but tended to have a dark line near the gumline that made them fairly obvious. Even porcelain crowns tended to be somewhat opaque and could be damaging to nearby teeth. Our Torrance cosmetic lava crowns expert uses different material to create crowns that are indistinguishable from your own natural teeth.
This material is an advanced type of porcelain that incorporates Zirconia. The Zirconia is a special crystal that is translucent and strong, and it can be made in the exact color of your tooth. Zirconia is widely considered to be one of the most aesthetically agreeable restorations available today, and also clinically proven with no risk of allergic reaction or rejection, with excellent long-term stability. The process for receiving a Lava crown is similar to receiving a standard crown. Our Torrance cosmetic Lava crowns expert can help you decide if a Lava crown is right for you.
Cosmetic Lava Crowns Torrance
Each crown is milled from a Lava Zirconia block and colored using custom shades. The material is then specially treated with heat and pressure, which makes them strong and fracture-resistant. The core of the crown is then layered with Lava ceramic. Our expert in cosmetic Lava crowns in Torrance may recommend a Lava crown if you have a badly damaged or decayed tooth, a large filling that has weakened your tooth, or a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy. Lava crowns can also be used to support dental bridges and restore dental implants. They offer superior life-like translucency and aesthetics, and they can last many years.
While Lava crowns will not decay and are highly fracture-resistant, you do need to employ good dental hygiene habits after your crown is placed. Brush and floss as usual, and avoid using your teeth as tools to open packages. Visit our expert in cosmetic Lava crowns in Torrance regularly for cleanings and checkups. Call us today to learn more or to schedule your appointment with our cosmetic dentist in Torrance.