The evolution of dentistry has yielded a variety of materials, including porcelain, ceramic, and metal, that are used to craft dental restorations such as crowns and bridges. Though Dental Implant Center mostly places porcelain crowns and bridges at our Los Algodones practice, patients do have a choice in restoration materials. Learn more about your available options, and contact Dental Implant Center to schedule a consultation to discuss your individual needs and how we can best serve you.
Dr. Valenzuela uses CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) technology to construct restorations. To ensure the highest quality, he also has an in-house laboratory.
Widely lauded among cosmetic and restorative dentists, porcelain is very often used for crowns and bridges because of its aesthetic appeal. Porcelain, like natural tooth enamel, is translucent; this means that some light is allowed to pass through its surface rather than simply reflecting off of it. Also, the shape and size of the crowns and bridges can be customized to blend in with the surrounding teeth. Dental Implant Center typically uses Lumineer® Veneers, which are second to none in terms of beauty and durability.
If you need a dental crown, but you do not want it to be clearly visible, you may be a great candidate for zirconium crowns. Unlike alternative options, zirconium crowns can be placed anywhere in the mouth, and have the strength and durability to withstand the biting pressure of the front and back teeth. Additionally, crowns made from zirconia are very natural-looking, and blend seamlessly with your smile. With metal crowns, the metal is clearly visible when light reflects off it. Another added benefit of zirconium crowns is that zirconia reflects light in much the same way as natural tooth enamel does.
If you would like more information about porcelain crowns or bridges, contact Los Algodones dentist Jose Valenzuela to schedule a consultation. Dr. Valenzuela proudly serves Yuma, Palm Springs, Mexicali, and all surrounding locations.
1005 2nd St
Los Algodones, BCN 21970
Dr. Valenzuela is light-hearted, funny, and does everything he can to put you at ease.