OrthoGrace Dental

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Crowns & Bridges

How can we help you?

We don't expect you to be an expert about your dental needs. Everyone has questions from time to time, and when you do, you can turn to us for the answers you need. 

When you ask questions, it helps us understand what concerns you have and how we can help. There is no question that is too small – if it matters to you, it matters to us.

We have shared a few of the questions we're asked most frequently. If you don't see yours answered here, please don't hesitate to call us at (818) 280-5596, or feel free to use our convenient online contact form.

Crowns & Bridges

We recommend a dental crown when a tooth is so damaged that a filling is no longer enough to support it. A crown is designed to fit around your tooth like a little helmet to protect it from further damage and allow you to eat and smile confidently again.

At OrthoGrace Dental, we offer several materials for dental crowns:

  • All-Metal – Crowns made using metals like gold are very durable and are appropriate for molars that withstand a lot of chewing force. They are also a good choice for people who grind their teeth.
  • Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal (PFM) – PFM crowns are made with a metal base that is covered with a layer of tooth-colored porcelain. These crowns are also very durable and blend in beautifully with your smile.
  • Zirconia – These are the most popular type of crowns we offer because they provide so many advantages. Crowns made of zirconia not only withstand a lot of wear and tear, but they also have a translucent appearance that looks similar to natural teeth.

If you have a damaged tooth and think you may need a crown, please call our Northridge dental office. We will be happy to arrange an appointment with Dr. Medellin so he can evaluate your needs and make a recommendation that is most appropriate for you.

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