Smile with non-metal crowns from Beverly Hills, CA holistic dental practice

The team of biological professionals at Dental Health and Wellness Beverly Hills is pleased to offer non-metal crowns for healthy, attractive smiles in southern CA.

What is a dental crown?

A crown covers the entire visible portion of a prepared tooth. Dental crowns have many applications:
  • Cosmetic enhancement of a tooth that has unusual shape or stubborn discoloration.
  • Restore function of a broken tooth or one with a large area of decay.
  • Protect a tooth that has had root canal therapy.
  • Complete a dental implant restoration.
  • Anchor a dental bridge in place.

Types of crowns

Throughout history, dental crowns have been made of many materials. Today, the most popular choices are:
  • Stainless steel – An economical crown sometimes used for children’s baby teeth.
  • Gold – An expensive noble metal.
  • Porcelain fused to metal (PFM) – A metal center covered with a ceramic shell.
  • Monolithic zirconia – A healthy, modern option for strong, beautiful restorations.

Solving dental crown problems

Our non-metal crowns are precision milled from a solid block of zirconium oxide. This dental crown material solves many of the problems associated with other types. It looks completely natural, mimicking the translucency and light-reflecting qualities of tooth enamel. Plus, there is no dark line where the crown meets the gum tissue.

Zirconia crowns carry no chance of allergy or metal reactivity in the mouth. Risk of chipping or breakage is less than a porcelain crown with a metal core. Because the crown is made from exacting images and measurements taken with a 3D scanner, the fit is meticulous. This reduces risk of irritation at the gum line that could lead to periodontal disease or tooth decay. Zirconia is strong enough for molar restorations that take a great deal of bite force.

Schedule a visit to our office in Beverly Hills, CA to learn more about non-metal crowns. Call (310) 692-7855.