Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are fixed prosthetic devices. It is used to entirely cover or “cap” a damaged tooth.

Types of crowns: At Samaritan Dental we offer three types of materials for dental crowns: PFM porcelain, E.max all porcelain, and Zirconium Ceramic. Read below for the description of the qualities of each type of crown,

How do Dental Crowns Work?

Dental crowns are fixed prosthetic devices. A crown is used to entirely cover or “cap” a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment.

Depending on the type of treatment you have received for your dental problem, your Tijuana dentist may recommend a crown to:

1. Have your tooth restored to its original size and shape, or replace a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining. 2. Supply additional physical support for the treated tooth, or to protect a weak tooth from fracturing.
3. To cover a discolored or poorly shaped tooth, and get a complete “makeover” on the affected tooth.
4. Use a tooth as an abutment to attach a bridge.
5. Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment

For cases like these, a crown is the most logical option, and is one type of dental work in Tijuana that has become very common.

Dental Crowns at Samaritan Dental

We offer several kinds of materials for crown work, including gold and metal alloys, acrylic and ceramic. 

It has been the standard for many years because it is both strong and attractive. We make two versions. For rear molars we recommend a metal margin, which is thinner, and slides under the edge of the gum easier. For front teeth, visible in your smile, we recommend porcelain margins, (collarless), where the porcelain completely covers the margins of the crown. In this way, you would never see a dark line at the edge of the gum, because if the gum recedes, there is no metal showing. the PFM crowns have a nice look, and can improve the appearance of your teeth cosmetically.

The E.max crowns are metal free, all porcelain crowns. They have superior luminescence, and are the same material as a veneer, except they cap the entire tooth. The e.max produce an even nicer appearance than the standard porcelain PFM crowns, but you have to be a little more careful with them as they are more fragile. E.max work best for front teeth, and we don’t recommend them for the back molars.

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