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Crowns Specialist

Infinity Dental Group -  - Cosmetic, Family and General Dentistry

Infinity Dental Group

Cosmetic, Family and General Dentists located in San Jose, CA

Are you burdened by one or more damaged, stained, vulnerable, or unsightly teeth? If so, find out if dental crowns at Infinity Dental Group, led by Leo Fierro, DDS, and Rodolfo Hernández-Morales, DDS, in San Jose, California, may be right for you. Dental crowns cover compromised teeth and restore your smile with beautiful and natural-looking artificial teeth. To learn more about crowns and other types of cosmetic dentistry, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Crowns Q&A

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns are dental prostheses that cap, or “crown,” vulnerable or compromised teeth. They cover the entire tooth all the way down to the gum line. Crowns restore the functionality of teeth, as well as their beauty. 

Infinity Dental Group uses crowns to restore teeth that are:

  • Broken
  • Cracked
  • Worn 
  • Brittle
  • Permanently stained
  • Compromised by damage from tooth decay

Sometimes, dental crowns act as a dental implant cover or as support for a dental bridge. The practice may also place a crown to cover a tooth after root canal treatment.

Do dental crowns look natural?

Infinity Dental Group takes pride in creating functional and beautiful smiles. The practice does so by using specialized tools, such as the Carestream© CS 3700 intraoral scanner. 

This 3-D scanner not only takes a live scan of your mouth, but it also automatically detects enamel color. With this smart-shade technology, your team can perfectly match your crown color to your existing teeth.

In addition to shade-matching, the practice creates natural-looking crowns by shaping and sizing them to resemble your teeth.

What are dental crowns made of?

Dental crowns have a variety of compositions, the most common being:

All-metal crowns

All-metal crowns are exceptionally strong and don’t degrade or wear down, even with aggressive chewing and biting. However, they stand out, so Infinity Dental Groups typically reserves them for the back molars.

All-porcelain (all-ceramic) crowns

All-porcelain or all-ceramic crowns are popular because they look like natural teeth, and they’re easy to color-match with your existing teeth. 

All-porcelain crowns are more susceptible to chipping than all-metal crowns. For this reason, they work best in the front portion of your mouth, where the force of your bite is lower.

Porcelain fused to metal crowns

Porcelain fused to metal crowns are a hybrid of the two above-mentioned crowns. They feature a porcelain or ceramic surface fused to a metal inner shell. They offer the best of both worlds with the natural appearance of porcelain crowns and the durability of metal crowns.

However, sometimes you can see the metal part of the crown at the bottom of the tooth where it appears as a dark line. Also, because the metal portion of the crown is so strong, it may chip its porcelain counterpart.

If you want to restore the strength, function, or appearance of one or more teeth, dental crowns may be perfect for you. Find out more today by booking an appointment with the experts at Infinity Dental Group online or over the phone today.