Southern California Family Dentistry - Crowns and Veneers

Porcelain Crowns (Caps)

A porcelain crown, also known as a cap, can be sculpted to closely imitate the look of natural tooth enamel, while implementing strength and elasticity. Porcelain crowns are recommended when recreating the shape and function of a damaged tooth, since it replaces the entire external portion of the tooth down to the gum level.

Why choose Porcelain Crowns?

  • Repair teeth that are either broken or fractured
  • Enhance your smile.
  • Fix decayed teeth.
  • Fix fractured and/or unsightly fillings.
  • Restore a tooth after root canal therapy.

What is the process for Porcelain Crowns?

Your doctor will take several highly accurate molds during your first of two meetings, which will be used to create your custom crown. Next, a mold will be used to create a temporary crown. You will use this temporary crown for a few weeks,

until a dental laboratory fabricates your new crown.

After numbing your tooth, the dentist will remove the decay necessary and shape the surface to properly fit the crown. Next, your temporary crown will be inserted with temporary cement. Your doctor will check your bite in order to confirm that you are biting properly.

Your temporary crown will be removed during your second appointment. After cleaning your tooth, your new crown will be placed to secure the spacing and bite.


With Locations in Whittier, Lake Forest and San Clemente