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Porcelain Crowns

What are porcelain crowns?

Where veneers correct aesthetic problems, porcelain crowns correct both functional and aesthetic problems. Porcelain crowns provide strength and durability to weak, cracked or damaged teeth. Age often plays a big factor in the deterioration of teeth. As the teeth become weaker, patients may experience pain and discomfort. When the root of the tooth is still intact but the surface is weak, a porcelain crown can be applied to provide a natural looking and long-lasting solution.
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How do I know if I'm a good candidate for porcelain crowns?

If your teeth are structurally compromised and weakened from tooth decay, grinding, hard chewing, or trauma, dental crowns are necessary to prevent further damage. If you have a tooth that is beginning to deteriorate, schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Ayoub to learn more about the benefits of tooth crowns. Dr. Ayoub is a skilled dentist who can help restore and protect your teeth.

Frequently Asked Questions?

Does Dr. Ayoub use Lumineers?

No, Dr. Ayoubdoesn't use Lumineers for a few reasons. Lumineers often look and feel very bulky, which can be uncomfortable for patients. They often agitate the gums. In fact, many patients come to Dr. Ayoub to replace their Lumineers with custom porcelain veneers.

What are the benefits of using porcelain for crowns and veneers over composite material?

Dr. Ayoub, a veneers dentist at Ayoub Dental Corporation, uses porcelain because it is stronger, less prone to chipping and staining, and lasts longer than composite material. Porcelain veneers can last 12-25 years, whereas composite veneers typically last 4-8 years. Porcelain provides superior functional and aesthetic results.

How long will the dental crown last?

Crowns will typically last around 10 years.

Will I have to change my oral hygiene routine after getting veneers or crowns?

You will continue to brush and floss as you normally would. Additionally, it is important to continue seeing Dr. Ayoub for routine dental check-ups and cleanings.

Should I be careful when eating with veneers?

Yes, individuals with veneers should avoid biting into hard objects such as apples, nut shells, hard candy, etc., especially if they have porcelain veneers. Dr. Ayoub, a dental expert in Los Angeles, works diligently to advise patients on the proper care and procedures for maintaining veneers.

Are crowns covered by insurance?

In many cases, crowns are covered by insurance. Most dental insurance plans pays for a new crown every 5 years. For more information about porcelain crowns in Huntington, contact Dr. Ayoub and his team of experts.

Will my teeth be shaved down for veneers?

Yes, your teeth will be reduced slightly so that your new veneers will look and feel natural. If the teeth aren't shaved down, they will feel too bulky.

Will I be put to sleep during the procedure?

No you will not be put to sleep during the procedure. We do have nitrous oxide or can prescribe valium if you desire.

What are the differences between crowns and veneers?

Crowns can be used on all teeth and cover the entire tooth. They are also used to reinforce weak teeth. Veneers are used for aesthetic purposes and are facade only placed on the front teeth only.