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Dental crowns often play an important role in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. They are nearly perfect replica of the enamel layer of the tooth that is crafted from either porcelain, gold or base metal alloys. They are secured in place by a strong dental adhesive that holds it to an abutment that is formed from the dentin and other healthy internal structures of the tooth.

A dental crown in Fontana, California, might also be called for to restore a tooth that has been chipped or fractured. Without repair, the damaged tooth enamel could quickly harbor bacteria and cause a severe cavity to form.

If you have imperfections in your smile, like chips, stains or past dental work, the unappealing tooth can often be restored with a porcelain crown.

The specific material that your dentist, Dr. Neal Vavra, recommends for the crown will be based on the tooth’s primary function in your mouth and its appearance in your smile.

A crown made from base metals and gold alloys are very durable, making them a good choice for premolars and molars that are used to grind and chew food. If a premolar happens to be visible in your smile, then your dentist might recommend fitting it with a porcelain crown that is fused to a strong metal core.

If you have a tooth that has been damaged, badly decayed or in need of cosmetic restoration, you should call Palm Court Dental at 909-829-3994 to schedule an appointment.