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Introducing porcelain crowns

Caring for your teeth is important if you value your smile. At Soft Touch Dental, we regularly recommend porcelain crown treatments for patients with discolored, broken or cracked teeth. Among the various types of crowns, porcelain crowns look almost identical to natural teeth. 

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps which are inserted over broken or chipped teeth. Porcelain caps are made to match the size, shape and color of your teeth and cover the affected tooth. At Soft Touch Dental we pride ourselves as a top provider of dental crowns San Diego has to offer.

Benefits of porcelain crowns at a glance:

  • durable, long-lasting
  • minimally invasive treatment
  • customized to your anatomy and smile
  • cosmetically enhancing
  • natural appearance
  • natural feeling in your teeth
  • restores functional use of tooth

How long do porcelain crowns last?

On average, your crowns will last anywhere from 7 to 15 years. Porcelain crowns tend to last not as long as metal ones, but the tradeoff is that porcelain crowns are more attractive and match the natural color of your teeth better.

There is also such thing as a porcelain-metal crown that combines the durability of metal with the aesthetics of porcelain, so be sure to enquire with your doctor during your free consultation about the various options available to you.

When do you require dental crowns?

  • Dental crowns help to protect a weak tooth from further damage, cracks or deterioration
  • Restores broken or worn down tooth
  • Dental crowns help repair tooth that has had considerable fillings
  • They help keep any dental bridge in place
  • They cover up misshaped teeth
  • They complete the root canal procedure

What does the dental crowns procedure involve?

At our dental crowns San Diego clinic our dental experts determine that you need porcelain crowns insertions, you will need at least two sittings to complete the procedure.

In the first sitting, your affected tooth is prepped and filed down to make room for the porcelain crown. Later, we take an impression of your teeth to send to our dental laboratory so as to prepare your customized dental crown.

If necessary, your dentist will insert a temporary crown in the meantime. This is to protect the existing tooth from further deterioration until the crown is ready to be placed.

During the second visit, which will be scheduled once the crown is ready, the temporary crown will be removed. Before inserting the permanent crown, the color of the crown will be verified with your teeth color. The process is complete after the tooth is permanently cemented.

The use of bridges

Bridges are especially effective when one or more teeth have become compromised or have fallen out. With missing teeth, it is more difficult to chew, there is irritation, and cosmetically the appearance in the smile is less than ideal. With a space in the teeth, the other teeth may migrate towards the hole, throwing off the bite, which in turn can cause headaches and sleep disturbances.

Bridges fix this issue. They are like prosthetic teeth, which prevent neighboring teeth around the gap to stay in place. This not only improves things functionally, but also restores a more normal look to the teeth cosmetically.

Why choose Soft Touch Dental in San Diego for your porcelain crowns?

Dr. Fakhimi offers top-tier service with stunning results for his clients in San Diego and beyond. With over 20 years of experience, he has a reputation for creating gorgeous, youthful smiles that communicate vitality and personality.

Our facilities are outfitted with the latest in groundbreaking software, equipment and technology, and we exceed the standard for safety and cleanliness at our offices. From our stylish, climate-adjusted reception areas to our enticing amenities, we feel certain your visit will be stress-free, rewarding and restorative.

At Soft Touch Dental, our staff is comprised of licensed technicians, dental assistants and hygienists, all of whom are eager to provide you with exceptional service. Our entire team is caring, compassionate and approachable, making your trip to our office a pleasure rather than something to dread.

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Taking the first step with porcelain crowns

If you would like to learn more about whether dental crowns might be the right solution for your needs, don’t hesitate to set up your free consultation in the privacy and comfort of Dr. Fakhimi’s San Diego offices today.

During this first session, the doctor will examine your teeth, take the necessary x-rays, review your medical history, and make sure he answers all your questions in depth, including those regarding costs, insurance, pain management, anesthesia, aftercare and much more. If you are looking to replace an older crown that has fallen out or is no longer functional, Dr. Fakhimi can help with this as well.

To better anticipate your results, Dr. Fakhimi will provide you with access to our extensive library of before and after photographs. You will quickly see the cosmetic improvement that porcelain crowns can bring, in addition to the functional corrections that they provide.

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