Dr. Beaverly Grace Catalan Provides Dental Crowns and Bridges services in Torrance
What is a Dental Crown?
A crown (cap) is a restoration that is placed on teeth that have lost a lot of their structure. There are various types of crowns, ranging from full porcelain to full metal. Your dentist will explain the advantages and disadvantages of each kind for you.
The process of making a crown includes a number of steps, beginning with preparing and taking impressions of the tooth/teeth involved. A temporary crown or bridge is then placed on your teeth. Meanwhile, the impressions are sent to the lab where a mold of the teeth is poured and the work begins. The completed work is sent back to the office; after inspection and any necessary adjustments, it is cemented onto your teeth.
BruxZir® Solid Zirconia is made from virtually unbreakable, biocompatible medical-grade zirconia. Because BruxZir dental zirconia has no porcelain overlay, it is more resistant to chipping, cracking or breaking in the mouth. This makes BruxZir ideal for bruxers and grinders, who have broken their natural teeth or porcelain restorations in the past.
Dentists have long relied on full-cast gold and porcelain metal crowns & bridges for long-term durability and strength. But with the introduction of BruxZir, an equally strong solution is now available. What’s more, when compared side-by-side to full-cast gold and porcelain metal crowns, BruxZir zirconia crowns are the most natural-looking choice.
Your dentist may rely on the esthetics and strength of Captek™ crowns & bridges to replace a decayed tooth. Thanks to this material’s natural vitality and highly biocompatible yellow gold alloy composition, Captek restorations offer an esthetic alternative to full-cast gold crowns.
Made from 88 percent high-noble yellow gold, the warm appearance of Captek prevents the appearance of dark lines commonly associated with other dental restorations. Instead, you’ll barely be able to distinguish your new crown or bridge from your real teeth!
In addition to providing lifelike esthetics, Captek crowns & bridges are a healthy investment. According to the Harvard Research Institute, Captek exhibits less bacteria accumulation on its surface than natural teeth. It is also corrosion resistant, which ensures you of a long-lasting solution that not only looks beautiful but also withstands the test of time.
All-ceramic zirconia crown & bridge restorations are increasing in popularity thanks to Prismatik CZ™. A biocompatible, lifelike and durable option, this restoration blends beautifully with your natural teeth.
Unlike other ceramic restorations, Prismatik CZ does not have a metal core, which often causes a gray appearance at the gum line. Rather, Prismatik CZ has the amazing ability to block out unsightly dark areas while retaining translucency thanks to its dental zirconia base. This makes it an ideal restorative solution for chipped, cracked or decaying teeth.
Each Prismatik CZ crown or bridge is designed using state-of-the art technology called Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM). CAD uses a scanned model of the mouth to design a perfectly fitting restoration. Then, the understructure is milled (CAM) from dental zirconia with incredible precision. Finally, ceramic is shaped over the zirconia foundation to create a tooth that exhibits the lifelike beauty of a natural tooth.
Treat your dentists to Vivaneers™ for beautiful smile makeovers. Vivaneers are ultra-thin veneers made using our extra high strength ceramic ingot, Prismatik ThinPress™. Capable of pressing ceramic veneers to a consistent thickness of just 0.3 millimeters, Prismatik ThinPress allows for translucent or opaque shading with complete shade flexibility right at the chair.