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Affordable Non-Metal Dental Crowns San Diego

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Emax and Zirconia crowns starting at $1250

How much does a dental crown cost at our office?

What is a dental crown?

Reasons to choose non-metal dental crowns

  • Better health

Many industries outsource components of their trade to other countries. The same is true for dentistry, and in some cases, this has led to traces of lead found in metal crowns. When you choose non-metal dental crowns, you can take this worry off your mind altogether.

  • Reduced tooth sensitivity

Metal crowns can cause pain and tooth sensitivity with hot food and drinks. Non-metal crowns won’t conduct the heat down into your tooth in this way, so you can enjoy your food without tooth sensitivity.

  • Pleasing appearance

Porcelain and ceramic dental crowns look like natural teeth, so they blend more seamlessly with your other teeth, making them harder to spot than metal crowns. So you can relax knowing people are looking at your smile, not your crowns.

  • No MRI interference

Metal crowns interfere with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which is used to look inside at your soft tissue. The metal crowns distort the pictures, and in some cases, the problem requires removal of the crowns. Of course, this isn’t always the case, but with porcelain or ceramic crowns, you’ll never have to worry about your metal crowns interfering with an MRI procedure.

  • No problems with dental implants

Dental implants involve the use of a titanium post inserted into the jawbone. It’s strong, safe, and biocompatible, and unlike other metals, it doesn’t interfere with the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). But when other metals are introduced, the conditions in the mouth can lead to the corrosion of the implants. With dental implants, non-metal crowns are always a better option.

Crown replacement procedure

  • Local anesthesia is administered to minimize discomfort
  • An adhesive is used on the permanent crowns to weaken the cement
  • The teeth are cleaned out
  • An impression is taken
  • Temporary crowns are put in place
  • The new crowns are fabricated (this can take weeks)
  • A second appointment is scheduled for the new crowns to be cemented in place

What is an Emax crown?

What are the benefits of Emax crowns?

  • require only a minimal amount of tooth preparation
  • preserve more of the natural tooth structure than other types of crowns
  • can strengthen teeth that are broken or fractured
  • can restore a large area of decay too severe for filling
  • can complete the dental restoration after a root canal procedure
  • provide a solid anchor for dental bridges
  • can be placed on top of a dental implant for a complete restoration
  • Emax crowns are stronger and less likely to chip or crack than other crowns
  • can resist more pressure than zirconia crowns
  • Unlike porcelain, Emax crowns do not leave a gray line at the gum
  • can be easily customized to the perfect fit and shape
  • has a natural translucency that mimics natural enamel
  • can be matched to the shade of the natural teeth
  • look more natural than other types of crowns

What is an Zirconia crown?

  • Strength. One of the biggest advantages of zirconia is its strength and durability. Consider how much force your back teeth exert on the food that you chew.
  • Longevity. Zirconia crowns last 10 years or longer.
  • Highly biocompatible. Zirconia is suitable for patients with metal allergies or who would prefer to have metal-free restorations.
  • Same-day procedure. Same-day crowns involve the use of CEREC technology. Dr. Salami uses a dental milling machine (CEREC) in her dental office to make the crown from a block of zirconia. This process eliminates the need to stretch the procedure into two visits.
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