Drs. Andrew McDonald and Trang Thai offer porcelain dental crowns to restore the tooth to its original shape and size, and to protect and strengthen it against further damage.  We invite you to contact AZ Dental at 408-227-6000 to learn more about porcelain dental crowns in San Jose, California, and schedule your consultation with our skilled dentists.

Dental crowns, or caps, are available in several types of materials.  However, porcelain (tooth-colored) crowns are the most popular.  These highly durable restorations are made to match the shape, size, and color of your teeth, providing you with a long-lasting, naturally beautiful result.

Our dentists may recommend crowns for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Broken or fractured teeth
  • Decayed teeth
  • Fractured fillings
  • Large fillings
  • Teeth that have undergone a root canal
  • Cosmetic enhancement

The process for receiving a dental crown usually requires two appointments.  During the first appointment, our dentists will take several impressions, which will be used to create your custom crown.  We will also take an impression and create a temporary crown, which will be placed on your teeth until your custom crown has been completed.  Your tooth will be cleaned and shaped, and the temporary crown cemented in place.

At your second appointment, the temporary crown will be removed, and the tooth will be cleaned again.  Your new crown will be placed, and carefully checked to ensure an accurate, healthy bite.

For more information about porcelain dental crowns, please contact our practice today.