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.