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Crowns in Canoga Park | tooth crowns, porcelain crowns | broken teeth, chipped teeth, tooth decay, weak teeth, discolored teeth

The Dental Office of Ed de la Vega, DDS

22114 Roscoe Boulevard
Canoga Park, CA 91304

(818) 348-8713


Anterior Porcelain Crowns


A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a prepared tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, function, and improve its appearance. Crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.

Types of crowns : a) porcelain (ceramic) crowns b) gold crowns c) metal crowns (cast and pre-formed) d) plastic crowns

There are different types of “porcelain crowns”. a) porcelain fused to a non-precious metal (PFM) b) porcelain fused to gold (PFG) c) full porcelain crowns (baked) and d) full porcelain crowns (CAD-CAM). Each has its own specific recommended use.

Gold crowns are cast crowns using high noble gold metal. They are recommended for posterior area teeth where esthetics is not an issue.

Metal Crowns are cast or factory preformed crowns. They are usually used for posterior teeth where esthetic is not an issue and cost is a huge factor.

Plastic crowns are either pre-formed or processed outside the mouth. They are usually used as provisional restorations or when cost is a dire issue. They are normally meant as short-lived restorations.

Posterior Crowns
     Full Porcelain         Gold             Porcelain/Metal
Canoga Park Dentist. Dr. Edgardo de la Vega provides Crowns, tooth crowns, porcelain crowns to patients suffering from broken teeth, chipped teeth, tooth decay, weak teeth, discolored teeth in West Hills, CA, Woodland Hills, CA, West San Fernando Valley, CA, . West Hills, CA Dentist providing Crowns in Canoga Park, California.