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Zirconia Dental Crowns in Southern California

Cunning Dental Group uses the strongest material available for dental crown restoration.

Porcelain vs Lava™ crowns

Crowns for teeth restoration

The standard restoration for a tooth with damage that can no longer be repaired that is broken, discolored, badly shaped or has too much decay for a dental filling is a dental crown that completely covers the prepared tooth. The crown is fitted over the original tooth after any decay has been removed. Cunning Dental Group specializes in crowns and will give you a beautiful restoration that will look, feel and look like your natural teeth.

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Lava™ Crowns

Lava™ Zirconia restorations are an ideal alternative to porcelain-fused-to-metal restorations. They provide the translucency and beautify of your natural teeth. This is a great alternative for those who have concerns about metal crowns.

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What materials can be used for a restoration?

Dental crowns of the past

Historically, crowns have been made either of full metal type made entirely of a semi-precious or precious metal (gold) alloy, or a porcelain fused to metal type. While these traditional crowns are generally adequate for basic function, they are usually entirely inadequate for cosmetic cases.

Gold Crown
Metal Crowns

Gold colored metal crowns clash sharply with Natural tooth shades. Alloy of metals with either silver or gold appearance. The inner metal layer does not let light pass through as natural tooth does. Often, there is a dark or gray line next to the gum-line due to tissue incompatibility.

Porcelain Fused To Metal Crown
Porcelain-Fused-To-Metal Crowns

Porcelain covered metal Crowns are not natural in appearance because they are opaque or flat looking fused to an underlying metal structure. This crown comes closer to the look of real teeth than metal restorations. Metal structure limits translucency sometimes resulting in crown restorations looking dull or lifeless.

Lava™ Crown
Lava™ Crowns

Lava™ Crowns achieves the beauty and translucency of natural teeth. Zirconium oxide produces strong, durable crown restorations. Lava™ Crowns can be an alternative for those who have concerns about metal crowns.

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We offer the latest technology in crowns

Space age technology has revolutionized the modern cosmetic crown. State-of-the-art materials and manufacturing techniques now provide new metal-free, all-ceramic crowns that are so life-like, only your dentist will know. In addition, to their dramatically improved aesthetics, not all ceramic crowns match or exceed the strength of traditional restorations. They also eliminate sensitivity to heat and cold as well as allergic reactions.

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