LAVA Crowns

The Beauty of Lava Crowns and Bridges at Montague Hills Dentistry in Milpitas, CA

In Dentistry, when a tooth is broken, severely discolored, had a existing defective crown with open margins, perforations,decay underneath, had a root canal treatment, is severely decayed or had leaking around an existing filing, an indirect restoration also called a crown or bridge is needed. The restoration is fitted over the original tooth that the dentist has prepped and then cemented or bonded. The right restoration will look, feel and last like your natural teeth.

What Materials Can Be Used For A Crown or Bridge?

Metal: An alloy of metals with either silver or gold appearance. The traditional restoration used for decades in the 1960's and 1970's.

Porcelain-Fused-To-Metal or PFM: A porcelain layer covering an underlying metal structure. Comes closer to the look of a real tooth than the full metal crown. Metal substructure however limits translucency sometimes resulting in crowns looking dull and lifeless with opaque appearance.

LAVA: A crown that achieves the beauty and translucency of natural teeth. Produces strong durable restoration thanks to the underlying Zirconium Oxide substructure. It is the restoration of choice for those who have concerns about metal in the mouth and are looking for a restoration that is strong, natural and beautiful looking.

IPS e-max: A strong crown made of lithium dilisicate, able to withstand stresses five times higher of those in the mouth. And because it is metal-free, the aesthetic result is a beautiful and natural looking restoration.

Precision computer design ensures Lava restorations fit perfect at the margins, and also it feels natural and comfortable. Lava restorations have all the support and guarantee of 3M ESPE; all lava restorations came with a 3M ESPE Certificate.


Image Examples of Lava Crowns and Bridges. Questions? Give Montague Hills Dentistry in Milpitas, CA, a call.


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                                                                        Lava Crowns by Dr. Celis, Montague Hills Dentistry in Milpitas, CA.

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